A New Must-Read Book on the AI Singularity from Barnes & Noble - The Syntellect Hypothesis | Press Release
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Barnes & Noble Press releases a new non-fiction book The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution by Alex M. Vikoulov as Hardcover (Press Release, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 22, 2019 11.00 AM PST)
Named “The Book of the Year” by futurists and academics alike, “# 1 Hot New Release” in Amazon charts in Physics of Time, Phenomenology, and Phenomenological Philosophy, the book has now been released by Barnes & Noble Press as hardcover in addition to ebook and paperback released earlier this year. In one volume, the author covers it all: from quantum physics to your experiential reality, from the Big Bang to the Omega Point, from the 'flow state' to psychedelics, from 'Lucy' to the looming AI Singularity, from natural algorithms to the operating system of your mind, from geo-engineering to nanotechnology, from anti-aging to immortality technologies, from oligopoly capitalism to Star-Trekonomics, from the Matrix to Universal Mind, from Homo sapiens to Holo syntellectus.
As the author writes in the book: "Reality is information, and so are we... Reality is what we experience: From a physical point of view, there could be no ‘objective’ observer fully separated from the physical system she tries to observe. In actuality, there is no objectivity – only a subjective perspective on things, i.e. individuated consciousness. Ultimately, any experiential reality is an observer-centric virtuality... Since we all are alternate realities, each of us being a parallel 'unique-verse,' 'observer-centric virtuality' is possibly one of the best metaphors related to the ontology of our experiential reality."
In regards to the forthcoming Technological Singularity, Vikoulov writes: “A neuron in the human brain can never equate the human mind, but this analogy doesn't hold true for a digital mind, by virtue of its mathematical structure, it may – through evolutionary progression and provided there are no insurmountable evolvability constraints – transcend to the higher-order Syntellect. A mind is a web of patterns fully integrated as a coherent intelligent system; it is a self-generating, self-reflective, self-governing network of sentient components... that evolves, as a rule, by propagating through dimensionality and ascension to ever-higher hierarchical levels of emergent complexity. In this book, the Syntellect emergence is hypothesized to be the next meta-system transition, developmental stage for the human mind – becoming one global mind – that would constitute quintessence of the looming AI Singularity."
Alex M. Vikoulov is a futurist, digital philosopher, neo-transcendentalist, transhumanist singularitarian, cosmist, independent scholar, evolutionary extrapolist, consciousness researcher, media artist, painter and writer who lives in Burlingame, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). Russian-born, immigrated to the U.S. in 1994, holds degrees in humanities, finance and economics. Co-author of “Is Reality A Simulation?” (2018). Founder, creative director of Ecstadelic Media Group.
This new book is an essential "transformative" read in digital physics, foundations of quantum physics, science of consciousness, philosophy of mind, physics of time, phenomenology, economic theory, cybernetics and AI research, collective evolution and self-development in the Information Age. Written by Alex M. Vikoulov; Foreword by Antonin Tuynman, PhD; Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press; Publication Date: March 18, 2019; Format: Hardcover; Product Dimensions: 7×10×0.88 inches; Book Length: 380 pages; ISBN: 9781987054484; Price: $39.99.
"The Syntellect Hypothesis by Alex M.Vikoulov is not only a worthy and contemporary successor of Teilhard de Chardin's ‘The Phenomenon of Man,’ it is also much more than that... an irresistible non-dualistic apex, synthesis and culmination of so many books you read before, but which all left open some questions… Vikoulov will rock the foundations of your understanding of physics and metaphysics and show you that they are connected in a single substrate of pure consciousness, that finds its most elegant and parsimonious way to come to expression in Digital Presentism. If you thought you knew where the technological singularity would lead us, if you thought you understood the principles of quantum physics, time and gravity... this is an indispensable scripture to read in the 21st century as we're verging into the Singularity." -Antonin Tuynman, PhD
"A masterpiece. The work of a genius, by the highly respected and regarded, Russian-American scientist and philosopher Alex Vikoulov. The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution, is one of the most important books of 2019. Vikoulov is far ahead of his time, a treatise worth reading. Highly recommended." -Ediho Lokanga, PhD | Academia.edu
The Syntellect Hypothesis hardcover can be purchased from Barnes & Noble:
Ebook (Nook book, reflowable, text-to-speech enabled, released by B&N on 02.19.2019):
Also, available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats:
As a collectible item, order an autographed hardcover from EcstadelicNET webstore:
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