A video by Jason Silva on the emergence of consciousness and self-awareness, recursion, and strange loops of self reference, inspired by the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter.
Jason Silva talks about "radical openness," the free exchange and flow of information, in this video prepared for TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness.
Jason Silva meditates on the nature of inspiration via an ecstatic diatribe.
tasks require an expansive associative net, a "flat associative hierarchy." Creative people need to make
far-reaching connections among all sorts of seemingly unrelated ideas. The heightened ability to make novel associations is the
hallmark of creative thinkers, who are always searching for epiphanies. This is why Marijuana is perhaps one
of the best cognitive tools for creativity.
In this video, Jason Silva discusses Terence McKenna's Stoned Ape theory
of language as an emergence of the first telepathic technology.
Jason Silva of Current TV explores the possibility
that living amongst us now is the first generation that will never die.
He discusses the idea of "overcoming biological limitations" with scientists and thinkers such as Ray Kurzweil, Ernest Becker, and
Alan Harrington, and the attempt to engineer "a human technological
solution to the problem of death."