by Alex Vikoulov [Posted February 17, 2019 11.05 pm PST]
“There are as many cubes as there are observers constructing cubes. And when you look away, your cube ceases to be.” -Donald D. Hoffman, The Case Against Reality
Idealism is crossing over to the mainstream with compelling cases made by philosophers like Bernardo Kastrup presenting his new book The Idea of the World (2019).
In his new book "The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality," Bernardo Kastrup, a computer engineer, idealist philosopher and author of several other books, including “Why Materialism Is Baloney,” attempts to provide a viable explanatory framework for our experience as distinct individual minds within a seemingly shared but contextual world, however beyond the control of our immediate volition. Dr. Kastrup contends that quantum mechanics, as well as cognitive science, suggests that our minds actively construct experiential reality rather than passively mirror “external” reality. He calls for a radical overhaul of the current scientific orthodoxy. Challenging mainstream physicalism that posits the existence of physical entities independent of experience, Bernardo builds his bastion of arguments for metaphysical idealism.
EcstadelicNET: January 22, 2020, 08.35 am PST
Evolutionary cyberneticist and digital philosopher Alex M. Vikoulov, author of The Syntellect Hypothesis, is interviewed by Agah Bahari, host and producer of NeoHuman podcast.
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A new book Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self and The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality by evolutionary cyberneticist and digital philosopher Alex M. Vikoulov is getting stellar reviews from the first readers.
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Ecstadelic Media Group releases a new non-fiction book Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self and The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality. Written by Alex M. Vikoulov; Foreword by Antonin Tuynman, PhD; Format: Kindle eBook (Press Release, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 25, 2019 07.00 AM PST)
The Science and Philosophy of Information book series is adapted for general audience from the grand volume titled “The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution,” a treatise by philosopher Alex M. Vikoulov on the ultimate nature of reality, consciousness, the physics of time, philosophy of mind, digital physics, foundations of quantum physics, the Technological Singularity, transhumanism, the impending phase transition of humanity, the Simulation Hypothesis, economic theory, the extended Gaia theory, transcendental metaphysics and God.
The 20th Anniversary of the Biggest Tech Scare in History: What Lessons Did We Learn from Y2K? What Forgotten?
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted November 8, 2019 11.00 am PST]
At the turn of the millennium, Y2K threatened to kill us all, or at least, that's what doomsayers used to sell
At the end of 1999, there was a lot of excitement in the air about the forthcoming turn of the century and "irrational exuberance" on the stock market which was skyrocketing to new highs. While many were ready to party "like it was 1999," some technology experts warned that computers might stop working on January 1, 2000. It was called the Y2K bug, the Millennium bug or the Year 2000 Problem.
When first computer programs were written in the 1960s, storage was really expensive. To save space, programmers wrote years in two digits rather than four: 1988 becomes 88, 1999 becomes 99. Many believed that enterprise software would not interpret the "00" correctly at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000, therefore causing a major glitch in the system. That meant that the year 2000 could be just as easily interpreted as 1900. To a computer, this might appear like a jump backwards in time. Or forwards, to 19100, if the computer program in question calculated dates by adding 19 to the front of the abbreviated year.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted October 21, 2019 08.08 am PST]
"Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye!"
-Cypher, The Matrix.
A new book by cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is making a splash.
After reading the new book "The Case Against Reality: Why evolution hid the truth from our eyes" by cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman, many academics and general readers alike may conclude that the Interface Theory of Perception (ITP) well might be regarded as the most advanced theory of consciousness to date.
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Alex M. Vikoulov is a futurist, evolutionary cyberneticist and philosopher, editor-in-chief at Ecstadelic Media Group, media commentator, essayist, author of many books, including the 2019-2020 best-seller "The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution."
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