Massively hegemonizing, wickedly indifferent aliens are on their way here

ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. C. Tan (Chalmers University & University of Virginia), R. Fedriani (Chalmers University), Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

The Paradox


They are rare and arbitrary

Tree on hillside backed by trippy cloudy sky
Tree on hillside backed by trippy cloudy sky
Miracle at a train stop — Bill Gore Photography

The Spooky and the Non-spooky


The right attitude solves everything

rusty chains
rusty chains
Gotta break those chains. Photo by Manuel Sardo on Unsplash



We are wired to detect reality; sometimes we err high or low

Surreally layered and colored sidewalk scene
Surreally layered and colored sidewalk scene
Bill Gore Photography

Conscious transparency.


A public company has less incentive for good behavior

Image: Pixabay


Consciousness is an evolved adaptation for social life.

Images: T. Wade, Amboseli Baboon Research Project, Unsplash

Conscious Biology


The weaponization of bogus claims is eroding individuality.

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

The Conspiracy Complex


Or, Why Would Anything Ever Go Right?

Urizen shows his book of laws. Image: William Blake Archive

How the Deck Is Stacked


image: tw

Brains are not just for eating

Brains, Not Chains

Ted Wade @SentientArtifact

3 life phases. Monkey sociobiology. Medical data search/AI. Now = Sentience: its limits and artifacts. https://medium.com/sentient-artifact

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