David Pearce joined me at Stanford to discuss the future of consciousness in the “Age of Reason” panel on that very topic.
“Let’s distinguish the worst that can happen if transhumanists succeed in our objectives from the worst that can happen if we fail. A world without the biology of involuntary aging or involuntary suffering may still be sub-optimal by some criteria. But compared to the horrors of Darwinian life, even a substandard utopia can sound like Heaven.”
– David Pearce