Posts Tagged ‘organism’

Signs of the Singularity and Why Chris Anderson and Nicholas Carr Won’t Make the Next Cut

I noticed a similarity recently in posts from Chris Anderson and Nicholas Carr. Over the past few months both of these widely read authors published a thought provoking post that calls into question humanity’s stewardship of knowledge in today’s 2.0 world. And each post contains signs of the singularity. Read on brave traveler, but don’t forget to bring your towel !

Anderson, in The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete, postulates a world of technological utopianism without realism.

Science of Consciousness Road Trip

I’m just back from Tucson, AZ where I spent the last few days at the 2008 Science of Consciousness conference. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) which is part of the University of Arizona Medical School. CCS presents itself as promoting open, rigorous discussion of all phenomena related to conscious experience.