Technovedanta: The Fusion of Technological Singularity with Eastern Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta
by Alex Vikoulov
"The overall number of minds is just one... We never in fact have any experience anywhere of a plurality of consciousness but always and everywhere only of consciousness in the singular. This is the one and only perfectly certain piece of knowledge." -Erwin Schrödinger
The Global Brain Awakening: Technovedanta.
This is one of the books that I was willing to reread one more time as it resonates so much with my own long-held cherished beliefs. It also showed me again that the views expressed by its author as well as the views expressed in my own 'The Syntellect Hypothesis' become more of a well-accepted knowledge and less of a previously esoteric kind or some would even say metaphysical fancy.
In this volume, Tuynman will warm you up to the possibility that one day the Internet, as the global neural network, might gain self-awareness, "wake up" so to speak. Should we implement necessary cognitive modules in order to build the optimal brain-like architecture for this Webmind, or will it happen all by itself through meta-systemic transition of its interacting components to a higher-order quasi-consciousness?
Inspired by the visions of upcoming Technological Singularity and one of the most ancient spiritual disciplines, Vedanta, the author lays out his well-grounded argument for emergence of a new conscious entity of the cybernetic kind.
Furthermore, the author gives his comprehensive account of what he thinks consciousness, awareness and intelligence are from the panpsychist and pancomputationalist philosophy perspectives. The book is referenced in my book, The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution.
-Alex Vikoulov, author of The Syntellect Hypothesis
P.S. This 5-star review of Antonin Tuynman's Technovedanta (2016) was posted on Amazon. The famous phrase "The total number of minds in the universe is one," attributed to physicist Erwin Schrödinger, can alternatively be translated as "The overall number of minds is one" (from his essay "What is Life?). For Schrödinger, who personally adhered to Advaita Vedanta, the mind is not in the universe. On the contrary, the universe is in the mind.
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