Since these A.I. dreams are entirely based on implicit assumptions about the nature of consciousness and reality at large, I thought a few observations would be opportune.
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To an outsider, Brazil may seem like an easygoing and morally loose
society. We do have, in some ways, an easy-going, openhearted
nature. But in truth, we have a profoundly moralistic ethos inherited
from our Roman Catholic colonization. It makes dealing with
the chaotic amorality of the rave scene's bacchanalia difficult.
In this interview for Reality Sandwich Prof. McDonald reflects on the differences between the concepts of daimons and.demons, including how and why demons replaced daimons in the popular imagination, the importance of Jung to historians of alchemy, prehistoric stone circles, Hegel as a Hermeticist, Stephanos of Alexandria, and much more.
Back in the day, people feared that grandmama might fall victim to a familiar masquerading as a cat or fly. Now, we fear that grandma will fall prey to fake news or a scam spread by a bot. Familiar Shapes, a documentary in production by Heather D. Freeman, explores surprising similarities between bots and familiars.
“The Scientist: An Evening with John C. Lilly” by Jon Leon Torn is a multimedia solo performance piece that depicts the spiritual and experimental journey of one of the most creative and controversial thinkers of the 20th century. He took some time out of rehearsals to chat with his brother, actor-director Tony Torn, about the piece.