There are at least 30 million dead people on Facebook right now. Every day, 8,000 Facebook members die. By 2060, there could be more deceased people on Facebook than those who are alive. By then, we may be communicating in completely new ways and social networks might exist only as anachronistic testaments of a bygone technological phase — a digital graveyard of a forgotten past.
Is the Internet our next God?
Will we download our conscience into a server? Is this nirvana, the next step of evolution or a dystopian trap that will allow artificial intelligence to take our place? I was writing about these very contemporary themes in my non-fiction book first published in 2010.
It was midnight, and we were lost in the woods an hour south of Budapest, when I first thought: this is wrong. Not just the wrong road, but wrong in a deeper sense. If we were going to a trance festival to open our hearts to the universe, why were we trusting technology more thanContinue reading “How Andrew and I joined the new Psychedelic Renaissance in Hungary. Sort of — by Carlo Pizzati”