On this episode of The Consciousness Files you will find out how artificial intelligence will be superseded by artificial wisdom intelligence; how Facebook can connect not only our thoughts and words, but our consciousness; and how the hearts and brain-waves of people within corporations can be synchronised to create compassionate business futures.
Today I am chatting with Mikey Siegel who is one of a growing number of consciousness hackers, a movement which he has helped found. He has also co-founded the transformative technology conference and the consciousness tech design studio. He has worked with robots at places like MIT, NASA and Audi. Situated on the west coast of the United States, he works to create tools that facilitate people’s paths toward higher consciousness, self-realization and awakening. This involves the creation of technologies which can help us to be more mindful, present, and accepting. Mikey draws upon the great wisdom and spiritual traditions, but seeks to adapt that understanding to modern contexts so that it is accessible to modern human beings.
Mikey’s web site is http://mikeysiegel.com/
Mikey’s TEDx talk is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_chQK9iGc
1:50 Mikey describes moving into a single house with nine others: the intentional consciousness hacking community.
5:40 The consciousness hacking community as it is developing in California and across the world.
7:50 The goal is transformation of world consciousness, to solve world problems.
9:40 Inner peace and compassion lie at the heart of the movement.
10:50 How can we use technology to address significant psycho-spiritual problems in the modern context?
12:00 The heart-sync technology synchronises the heart beats of groups.
14:30 This technology is being extended to include brain waves.
16:10 Maybe we could make a Facebook-style platform, but one which connects us more deeply than current social media
18:10 These technologies are now making waves in corporations. They are in demand.
20:00 “How have you found the experience of transferring from engineering to a more fringe field like consciousness hacking?”
22:10 “Will these technologies free us?” Kevin Kelly’s argument.
23:00 There is an evolutionary drive to what is happening.
24:20. We can create not only an artificial intelligence, but artificial wisdom.
25:40. Creating from wisdom, not fear.
27:20. “What technologies are going to transform us in the next twenty years?”
28:50 We could develop a wisdom technology which could bring together all old and new healing technologies to assist us.
31:10. The dystopian dangers of new technologies.
33:30 The technological wild cards which will surprise us. Technologies which transform conscious experience, and why they will be in demand.
37:20. “Is a dark age necessary before we see the light?”
40:00 “Is there one thing we can call enlightenment?” There is an evolutionary arc.
41:20 “What is consciousness?”
43:30 Why consciousness has non-local properties.
45:00 Technologies will be able to assist us to tap into the extended mind.
46:00 Mikey’s experience with mind-reading.
48:50. We can learn to develop expanded cognitive abilities like ESP.