Journal of Near-Death Studies

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 21–29

The Emerging Intelligence and Its Critical Look at Us

  • Stephen L. Thaler

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022990118714

Cite this article as:
Thaler, S.L. Journal of Near-Death Studies (1998) 17: 21. doi:10.1023/A:1022990118714


In response to Susan Gunn's editorial, I offer a less comforting but more utilitarian perspective on the life and death of artificial consciousness. Admittedly an unpopular view, it suggests that concurrence with Gunn's message represents the seeds of our own destruction, as an emerging synthetic intelligence begins to extinguish us.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen L. Thaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Imagination Engines, Inc.St. Louis

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