Pragmatism and the Singularity; psilocybin spirituality lasts all summer long …
“… the Singularity is not a sustainability strategy, and agree with Karl that it’s ludicrous to consider future advances in technology as our only hope. But we should at the same time be ready to embrace such advances if they do, in fact, emerge.”
“The soul of yesteryear’s con man may have been shriveled and caustic with disdain for humanity, but at least he had one. Can a computer cackle with glee as it fans its face with a stack of bills taken from your nest-egg account?” Heh.
“Griffiths also notes that, “while some of our subjects reported strong fear or anxiety for a portion of their day-long psilocybin sessions, none reported any lingering harmful effects, and we didn’t observe any clinical evidence of harm.”” O RLY?