Aug 7, 2017

If we can build a brain, what is the future of “I”?

Posted by in categories: biological, biotech/medical, ethics, futurism, health, transhumanism

The study of consciousness and what makes us individuals is a topic filled with complexities. From a neuroscience perspective, consciousness is derived from a self-model as a unitary structure that shapes our perceptions, decisions and feelings. There is a tendency to jump to the conclusion with this model that mankind is being defined as self-absorbed and only being in it for ourselves in this life. Although that may be partially true, this definition of consciousness doesn’t necessarily address the role of morals and how that is shaped into our being. In the latest addition to The Galactic Public Archives, Dr. Ken Hayworth tackles the philosophical impact that technologies have on our lives.

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  1. Johnny J says:

    Zeno, a greek philosopher, who is a much better read than Theseus, disproved the all one fallacy over 2000 years ago. We may all be connected but we are also all seperate individuals. It is a matter of degree and magnitude. We all live on the same planet, but we also all live in different countries, citys, houses, clothes, etc. The more local, ideally the more significant to our lives. I resist the Borg ideal (Star Trek reference) of humans being or becoming part of a hive-like collective where individuality becomes secondary to the collective. That is psuedo science, psuedo metaphysics or whatever, and it is dangerous to health and society.