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Andres Gomez Emilsson is a consciousness researcher and data science engineer with a Master's in computational psychology from Stanford University.

He is a core member of the Qualia Research Institute and curates the blog Qualia Computing.

James and I chat to Andres and catch up on developments at the QRI in the past 18 months. In part one we discuss: 5 MEO DMT and why it might be the most important tool for consciousness research; Valence Realism vs Nihilism; the man who wants to paint the whole world yellow; Andres' thoughts on Techno-Buddhism; Alpha Wave Coherence in meditation; the Schmidt Pain Scale, Effective Altruism and long-tails of pleasure and pain.

In Parts 2 and 3 we will discuss: the politics of paradise engineering; leads on actual tech-facilitated mind melding (based on leads from the Hogan Twins); non-invasive brain stimulation tech; Neuralink; Dark Tech Futures; AIs as Gods; psychedelic entities; the science of NDE’s; Freewheeling Hallucinations + more.

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Andre's Work and Collaborations:

Qualia Computing
Qualia Research Institute
OpenTheory.net

Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand

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