Category Archives: Science & Environment

The Best of Future Conscience 2009 – 2012

The Best of Future Conscience 2009 – 2012

To recognise three years of writing the blog I’m highlighting some of my favourite posts, the ones that I would hope everybody who visits would read (and share!) and that highlight the tone and purpose of the blog the best.Continue Reading

Buzz Aldrin, Curiosity on Mars, and the Privatisation of Space

Buzz Aldrin, Curiosity on Mars, and the Privatisation of Space

Listening to Buzz Aldrin speak so passionately about space exploration and the new frontiers for humanity brought up some important questions about how much we want to commercialise future endeavours in this arena. Should we allow the privatisation of space?Continue Reading

Top 10 Futurist Websites

Given that Future Conscience exists slightly outside of the usual futurist circles, I thought that the readers here would appreciate a list of the sites that I feel have the most to offer when thinking about the future trajectory of humanity. That’s right, it’s another top 10 list!Continue Reading

[Review] Brains: The Mind as Matter – Wellcome Collection exhibition

[Review] Brains: The Mind as Matter – Wellcome Collection exhibition

A review of the recent Wellcome Collection exhibition – Brains: The Mind as Matter. Objective and subjective, physical and metaphysical, scientific and artistic, division and unity; all of these working around one another in a much more dynamic and fluid form then we are able to appreciate when we examine life through our individual lenses that are themselves at every moment of being acting out the miracle of the micro within the macro.Continue Reading

Radio Free Albemuth: Interview with Writer/Director John Alan Simon

Radio Free Albemuth: Interview with Writer/Director John Alan Simon

Radio Free Albemuth is a film that rewards repeat viewings – and not just because this version was more tightly edited and had a more immersive pacing than the preview. There are levels of detail both in the world, but also emerging from the ideological and spiritual depth of the original text that speak to you differently depending on the person you are at the time.Continue Reading

Beyond Cute Robots: Towards a New Concept of Sentience

As we begin to more and more closely assimilate artificial intelligence with highly advanced engineering we should not see ourselves as limited by the biological necessities that have previously created a boundary for physical existence and the expression of identity.Continue Reading