The Primacy of Consciousness
Back in 2004 when Peter Russell did this lecture I think he was pissing (with is title) on Ayn Rand’s the “Primacy of Existence.” Now there are some later version of this same lecture but they don’t seem to have anything like the same punch. But the model he is presenting here suggests to me that AI is a lot more feasible or accessible than a lot of people might have thought. I’d like to ask him his opinion. AI might just be an extractive exercise.
Some potential non sequiturs:
Super localism- The idea in a sense would be that nothing is separated in space time or causality as it’s still pressed together into oneness as if it never left the sub proton sized singularity. In the quantum model anything that has touched will forever resonate, but it seems like everything has touched already and resonance is the rule- action at a distance etc. Over the life span of the universe, from light’s perspective, no time has elapsed, and no distance has been traveled and no interaction has really occurred. By some account’s it’s all light. Not escaping the singularity seems like simulating the universe on a black brane.
Strong AI might make us the children of our children which could appeal to conservative urge to have the strong father. What kind of parents would they be?
Unity through decentralizations is a bit like unity through disunity in some ways but it seems to be the only way, especially when properly distributed.
Here is what Russell thinks about AI it seems: