Aug 29 • 50M

Festival talk on technology, conscience, divinity

My first Substack podcast!

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Martin Geddes
Tech and media in the age of propaganda and information war
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I recently posted up my speaker notes for a talk at a small private festival. This is the audio of the talk — the quality is OKish, even if I do mumble occasionally or endure some wind noise on stage. Joining a panel after with a neuroscientist was interesting, since the essential contrast was between my message (a natural order puts moral limits on what we should do) and his cosmology (if I can imagine the mechanism is possible, then why not build it). So he can conceive of an “artificial conscience”, and I assert that no such thing exists.