Exploring the Technium. Part 3: The Great Google in the Sky

January 28, 2009

Exploring the Technium. Part 3: The Great Google in the Sky

with Kevin Kelly and Ken Wilber

In this installation, Kevin and Ken discuss the impact the inevitable rise of “spiritual machines”—truly conscious A.I.—will have upon humanity in the decades to come.  Ken reads aloud from Kevin Kelly’s blog, titled “Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by the Year 2100?”  They then break the question down into three pieces, taking a closer look at some of the presuppositions that lie at the core of the inquiry: what is the definition of “humanity”?  What is the definition of “robots”?  And what is the definition of “spiritual”?

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