Hello everyone

  • Hello everyone

    Posted by Paul on November 19, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Hi there. I have just joined this channel having only recently encountered Iain’s ideas. It has been an extraordinary experience.

    One way or another I have been thinking about consciousness, psychology and the myriad paradoxes and difficulties of human existence since I was a boy.

    I went on to take two degrees in Psychology but I claim no special knowledge as a result of this learning. In many ways I think I am more mystified by the world we live in than before my studies. However, reading and listening to Iain’s ideas has provoked a radical sense of consonance with the ideas I had formed in this time. So much that I feel strongly drawn to seek out a better connection to these ideas and the hopeful, compassionate message they contain.

    All the best.

    Paul replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Lucy Fleetwood

    March 29, 2023 at 10:23 am

    Hi Paul, Lovely to meet you. I have just joined this community too. Have you found topics that interest you?

  • Paul

    March 29, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Hi Lucy,

    Yes, I’ve spent some time reading and posting on some threads here. It tends to be a bit quiet and I think that means that, sadly, some conversations die out but there seems to be a growing membership so I hope this means more sharing and collective wondering.

    I’m more interested in philosophy and psychology than I am neurology but I try to pitch in where I have thoughts.

    I’ve just started my own thread on the widespread emergence of language AI, which is perhaps not a popular subject for people here in general. At worst, this is somewhere I can jot down a few thoughts as they occur to me as I am reading and listening to ideas, especially Iain’s conversations with Alex Gomez-Marin on YouTube which I find utterly spellbinding and inspirational. I have quickly come to feel that not only is the emergence of language AI inevitable but also an evolution of this critical but virtual dimension of human existence. That is is also going to be an upheaval and possibly even a dangerous one, it is something I think we all need to engage with and find the very best in it because the genie is well and truly out of the bottle.

    Thanks for saying hello Lucy. All the best.

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