Sep 8, 2022

David Pearce and Andrés Gómez Emilsson Chat About the Nature of Reality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Along the way, they discuss the early days of David’s HedWeb, the Abolitionist Project, the Three Supers of Transhumanism (Superhappiness, Superintelligence, and Superlongevity), philosophy and history of science, the nature of intelligence, field theories of consciousness, anesthesia, empathogens, anti-tolerance drugs, and much more.

Some of the key essays discussed:

Utopian Pharmacology — “Mental Health in the Third Millennium — MDMA and Beyond” — https://mdma.net/

Future Opioids: The Quest for a Drug-Free Society — https://www.opioids.com/

The Biointelligence Explosion — “How recursively self-improving organic robots will modify their own source code and bootstrap our way to full-spectrum superintelligence” — https://www.biointelligence-explosion.com/

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