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Martine Rothblatt SXSW

‘Every company will try to out-Siri Siri until we have consciousness.’

15 Mar, 2015

Rothblatt gives a speech at SXSW in which she discusses the inevitable emergence of cyber consciousness.

There will be continued advances in software that we see throughout our entire life. Eventually, these advances in software will rise to the level of consciousness…Every company will try to out-Siri Siri until we have consciousness. It will be like water that rises and rises and rises and, before we know it, we’re in an ocean of cyber consciousness…It’s not us versus cyberspace. We’re merging together…We don’t want to create a new slave-versus-free motif. I’m all for merging everyone together. On the level of consciousness, we’re all one…We are the species that keeps pushing further and further and further. There is no line in the sand at which point human consciousness has to end.