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Google Hedonics by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

Hello my children! Hello my sons! Hello my daughters! Hello my brothers and sisters! I’m here to tell you that the world’s last unpleasant experience… Will be a precisely dateable event! Yes! It will happen in our lifetimes if we commit all of our energy today…

To the task of Paradise Engineering!

– Yacht, Paradise Engineering

(referencing David Pearce’s Hedonistic Imperative

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Ontological Qualia: The Future of Personal Identity by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

*WARNING* If you are not psychologically robust, this *may* be a memetic hazard. It talks about ideas that may affect hedonic tone in people susceptible to bad philosophical experiences.

Personal Identity

What is personal identity? The word consciousness has many meanings.

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The Super-Shulgin Academy: A Singularity I Can Believe In by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

Imagine that the year is 2050. A lot of AI applications are now a normal part of life. Cars drive themselves, homes clean themselves (and they do so more cheaply than maids possibly could) and even doctors have been now partially replaced with neural networks. But the so-called Kurzweilian Singularity never took off. You can now talk for 10 rounds of sentences with a chatbot without being able to tell if it is a real person or not. The bots anticipate your questions by analyzing your facial expressions and matching them to a vast library of ...

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Transhuman Debate in SF East Bay, co-sponsored by IEET

IEET is co-sponsoring a “Transhuman Debate” event in Oakland, California, on February 6, 2016, at Humanist Hall.

The debate will feature two “Oxford Style” Transhumanist Team Debates on these topics:

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Ending Suffering Is The Most Important Cause by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

In my junior year at Stanford I started inviting David Pearce (IEET Fellow, who advocates the “abolition of suffering”) to give talks there. I was able to hang out with him over the course of many afternoons, and even had the chance to interview him once.  He made me aware of the causal relevance of the Stanford Transhumanist Association (it is a force multiplier, memetically speaking), and solidified my commitment to prioritizing suffering over everything else. 

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This Is What I Mean When I Say ‘Consciousness’ by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

The word “consciousness” is used in many ways. The most typical meaning is ‘social awareness.’ When people talk about the 60’s as a great “revolution in consciousness”, they are referring to the social awakening that happened. This meaning does not address the sense I care about…

The sense I care about is the one that is usually used in discussion about philosophy of mind. What is that sense? The sense can only really be inferred via self-reflection. And this is a faculty that varies across individ...

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My Interest Shifted from Mathematics to Consciousness after a THC Experience by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

My interest in consciousness is in part the result of a marijuana experience I had when I was 16. To understand why, I need to provide some context.

I have always felt an uncompromising need to figure out “what all of this is about.” This goes as far back as I remember. The burning need to know has always been there. What “this” means in “what all of this is about”, has evolved over the years. It has evolved as my understanding of what reality could be has gotten bigger. 

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‘Spiritual/Philosophical’ is the Deepest, Highest, Most Powerful Dimension of Euphoria by Andrés Gómez Emilsson

I have been mapping out the major axis of the states of consciousness accessible by humans via the use of psychotropic drugs.

My procedure is: I asked people from all sorts of drug forums online, as well as people in the general population, to answer a survey in which they are required to rate the effects of a drug they have taken (rating them on 30+ attributes such as “cheerful”, “calming” and “mystical”). You can read the methodology and the details of the analysis in here.