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Human Consciousness Articles

I stumbled across a short article in LiveScience discussing human consciousness using some complexity language:

http://www.livescience.com/health/050808_human_consciousness.html

... A professor in the article also talks about consciousness as "an irreducible aspect of the universe, like space and time and mass," adding that consciousness "didn't need to evolve... [it was] part of the fundamental furniture of the world all along." Hmm.

You can read a snippet of what Robert Wright says in Nonzero about humanity as a "giant brain" and the potential emergence of a "global brain" or consciousness via the Internet and other communicative technologies here:

http://www.nonzero.org/chap21.htm