David Pearce’s main focus is Super Well-being (or Superhappiness).
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Science, Technology & the Future: Nov 30 – Dec 1 2013, Melbourne Australia
Interviews with David Pearce who is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life.
Full-spectrum superintelligence entails a seamless mastery of the formal and subjective properties of mind: Turing plus Shulgin. Do biological minds have a future?
Reality is big. So our optimism must be confined to sentient beings in our forward light-cone. But I tentatively predict that the last experience below "hedonic zero" will be a precisely dateable event several hundred years hence.
Science and spirituality in Western civilization began to go their separate ways centuries ago, when astronomy, biology and other observational and experimental disciplines showed in no uncertain terms that the religious world-view inherited from the Bronze Age religions of the Middle East did not correspond to the world that could be measured.