Technoshaman: from worldbuilding to mindbuilding: Part 2
In Part 2 of Techno Shaman, Ed Lantz dives deep into “digital pharmacology”, and explores how XR is used to evoke alternate states of consciousness.
Human souls, ghosts of the metaverse
What does it mean to be human? Are we still us while on the metaverse, or a sentient version of what makes us, well, be us? And can an artificial intelligence be considered to be alive? Fascinating questions, and herein lie the answers...
Technoshaman: from worldbuilding to mindbuilding: Part 3
This final story deep-dives into the technoshaman archetype — one who uses the power of XR technologies to craft multisensory digital experiences, elevating and harmonizing human consciousness on a mass scale.
Technoshaman: from worldbuilding to mindbuilding: Part 1
Immersive-experience designer/engineer Ed Lantz introduces the archetype of the technoshaman – one who uses the power of XR (extended reality, combining augmented, mixed, and virtual reality) technologies to craft multisensory digital worlds and experiences that elevate and harmonize human consciousness on a mass scale.
Facebook’s Metaverse vs an Open Metaverse: Choose Wisely
The metaverse will soon transform many aspects of our society – do you want it under the control of unaccountable corporations?
Bursting out of Confinement
Could a powerful AI superintelligence escape from confinement imposed by its human creators? Related question: Could humans escape from our own universe to meet the “simulators” who created us?
How To Escape The Matrix ft. Johnny Shekinah | Highlights from MCP Episode 2
Johnny Shekinah, CEO of Mandala, discusses Mandala's dream of helping people find who they really are, and how best Mandala can create a doorway for people to escape the Matrix.