Catalyzing Coherence – An Introduction
What is Coherence, and why is it such a necessary concept?
In today’s world of exploding complexity, we require new tools to help information flow between groups that would otherwise find themselves culturally isolated by different perspectives and driven by disparate values.
We can no longer afford to fight under the pretense of monopolizing the world’s frame of reference, yet we must find a way to do so that retains the capacity for coordinated problem solving and value creation.
We’re working to help make sense of this complexity through the eyes of those on the frontiers of art, science, spirituality, and culture. The 21st century is going to be a wild ride, but with a bit of luck, and a culture of coherence, we can make it a century of unparalleled flourishing.
We are Catalyzing Coherence.
Episode Artwork – Cynthia Schuman
Podcast Cover Artwork – Vera Gould
In episode three we speak with Andres Gomez Emilsson, founder of the Qualia Research Institute.
In Andres’ words:
“Once we recognize the computational role of consciousness, and the causal network that links it to behavior, a new era will begin. We will (1) characterize the various values of qualia in terms of their computational properties, and (2) systematically explore the state-space of possible conscious experiences.
(1) will enable us to recruit the new qualia varieties we discover thanks to (2) so as to improve the capabilities of our minds. This increased cognitive power will enable us to do (2) more efficiently. This positive-feedback loop is perhaps the most important game-changer in the evolution of consciousness in the cosmos.
We will go from cognitive sciences to actual consciousness engineering. And then, nothing will ever feel the same.”
Ideas mentioned in the podcast:
DMT and the Geometry of Consciousness: