Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Mac Tonnies is an author/blogger whose futuristic stories and speculative essays have appeared in a variety of publications. His mind-stretching blog is Posthuman Blues. Mac is the author of Illumined Black, a collection of science fiction short-stories, and After the Martian Apocalypse and is a member of the Society for Planetary SETI Research. He believes that consciousness is a potential technology -- that we are exquisite machines, nothing less than sentient patterns. As such, there's no convincing technical reason we can't eventually upload ourselves into matrices of our own design.