Part of the great power of story rests in its ability to assume consciousness.
In this sense, story can be seen as an ancient technology through which we transport our consciousness into very different minds and perspectives.
One of the things I find so interesting about science fiction as a genre is its potential for bringing us into contact with a larger possibility space of mind.
In today’s episode of Waking Cosmos (watch below) we’re exploring consciousness in science fiction. We also look at some of the implications and challenges of creating truly conscious AI.
I hope you enjoy this episode! Keep in mind that Waking Cosmos is an entirely community funded project, so please consider supporting it on Patreon here-