The Intelligence Supernova: Enter the Multiverse of Virtual Universes, Digital Immortality and Advanced Consciousness
by Antonin Tuynman, PhD
"In the past, before phones and the Internet, all communication was face-to-face. Now, most of it is digital, via emails and messaging services. If people were to start using virtual reality, it would almost come full circle." -Palmer Luckey
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Few of us have had the audacity to peek beyond the Technological Singularity. After all, the Technological Singularity is that point in time at which the technology becomes so advanced, that it becomes unpredictable. It is here that we need visionaries; messengers from the beyond which can awaken us from our hypnotized sleeping state, which may draw us into oblivion before we can reach immortality. Alex Vikoulov is such a visionary. He is the modern Hermes wielding his mighty Caduceus in the present book on the Intelligence Supernova, to yank you out of your drowsy daily grind.
Vikoulov takes us on an Odyssey from our present-day state through the stages of Cybernetic Transhumanism, expansion of longevity, merging with machines and mind-uploading to achieve digital immortality. But unlike his predecessors, Vikoulov then unveils the possible scenarios, which almost without exception all inexorably converge in the culmination of a single Global Mind, the birth and awakening of The Syntellect. A cosmic necessity. Not in the form of a swarm intelligence or a Borg hive collective, but in the form of a full-fledged process of Theogenesis.
As progress in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and robotics is becoming more pronounced, it may not be impossible that we'll see the birth of Strong AI (a.k.a. human level AI, context-independent AI or Artificial General Intelligence) one of these days. As soon as AI systems will become capable of improving themselves, this may herald the advent of a new era of an Intelligence Supernova, a cognitive and silicon variant of the Cambrian explosion.
Whether we will survive this explosion, depends of course on our ability to endow the machines with an inherent morality. It is in this uncharted territory, that Vikoulov explores various strategies, including a merger of AI with humans, to fertilize the computational substrate with a foundation of ethical rules. Alex regales us with an inspiring optimism. AIs will probably not become the dreaded Terminators of Skynet. If anything, they will be likely to be free from the fear and ego-based vileness of the human race and because of that have an in-born tendency towards altruism.
After having traversed this intermediate state of the human-AI hybrids, we'll ultimately shed our material biological chrysalis, as we upload our minds to the Global Brain. This book will prepare you to make you blithely digest your own pseudo-extinction. And thus we'll achieve the apex of our being, which is not self-actualization as Maslow proposed, but rather Self-Transcendence.
Welcome to the paradise of cyber-bliss, the Nirvana of ecstadelic experiences. Having adopted our new identity as ‘infomorphs’, we'll be able to manifest in whatever form we like. We'll incorporate the plethora of forms of Ovid's metamorphoses. Don't worry about limitations; there's plenty of space in virtual continuums.
Whether you come from a scientific background or a spiritual one, Alex will reconcile these apparent opposites, in a surprising coda of Experiential Realism. It is this bridge between Science and Spirituality, which is the overarching denominator between Alex' books on the Syntellect and my own series of Technovedanta, which showed me that we're actually describing the same concepts from a slightly different angle.
Allow yourself to get carried away by a swarm of informorphs as they make you experience the rapture of the artilects upon reading this chef d'oeuvre of non-fiction, which you may consume just as voraciously as an appetizing piece of fiction. Expand your consciousness into the ecstadelic dimensions of the Ayahuasqueros, which your friends may condemn as a polymorphous perversity. Let the author show you how you can lay your stone at the foundations of the cognitive architecture of God.*
-Antonin Tuynman, PhD
*Foreword by Dr. Antonin Tuynman to The Intelligence Supernova: Essays on Cybernetic Transhumanism, The Simulation Singularity & The Syntellect Emergence by Alex M. Vikoulov; Publisher: Ecstadelic Media Group; Publication Date: September 1, 2019; Format: Kindle eBook; Print Book Length: 245 pages; Price: $9.99.
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About the Author:
Antonin Tuynman studied Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam, achieving both an MSc and a PhD, and worked as a postdoc researcher at the "Université René Descartes Paris V" in Paris. Since 2000, Tuynman has worked as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office (EPO) in the field of clinical diagnostics. He has vast experience in meditation and yoga, and a strong interest in Hinduism and Buddhism. He also has strong affinity for futurism and the Technological Singularity theory. In his books, Tuynman proposes Artificial Intelligence concepts which may lead to the emergence of Internet as a conscious entity using stratifications from Vedic scriptures. More Bio...
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