A brain in a vat cannot break out: why the singularity must be extended, embedded and embodied

Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (1-2):126-142 (2012)

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Francis Heylighen
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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The present paper criticizes Chalmers's discussion of the Singularity, viewed as the emergence of a superhuman intelligence via the self-amplifying development of artificial intelligence. The situated and embodied view of cognition rejects the notion that intelligence could arise in a closed 'brain-in-a-vat' system, because intelligence is rooted in a high-bandwidth, sensory-motor interaction with the outside world. Instead, it is proposed that superhuman intelligence can emerge only in a distributed fashion, in the form of a self-organizing network of humans, computers, and other technologies: the 'Global Brain'
Keywords Web Science Social Machines Collective Cognition Extended Cognition
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