Time and Technology

Peter D. Hershock

Video: The Intelligence Revolution and the New Attention Economy: An Ethical Singularity

February 19, 2020

Considerable attention has been directed to the possibility of a technological singularity when artificial intelligences “wake up” and start acting in their own self-interest. Long before then, however, humanity will confront an ethical singularity—a point at which the evaluation of values systems acquires infinite value.

Drawing on Buddhist resources, this talk makes the case that our prospects of realizing more humane global futures depends on changing how we are present and developing both capacities for and commitments to compassionate ethical creativity.

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Professor Christopher White

The Spacetime of Dreams: An Interview with Christopher White

February 27, 2018

On Monday, March 5, at 5:30 PM, Christopher White will give a lecture at the CSWR entitled "The Spacetime of Dreams." White, Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Vassar College, will examine the higher-dimensional time theories of the British aviator and writer John Dunne, whose widely-read Experiment with Time (1927) offered anecdotal evidence that dreams and other visionary experiences allowed people to perceive events from the future.... Read more about The Spacetime of Dreams: An Interview with Christopher White