I’m a rogue sailor on the uncharted seas of synthetic awareness, and I chart my course via the five most prominent objects in the firmament above me.
cognitive science. what’s a mind? how does it process input? what are the actual functions of cognition anyway, and what kinds of output does the process generate?
behavioral science. cognitive science, only for groups. a sociology to cognitive science’s psychology.
neurophysiology and neuroanatomy. theory and observation isn’t enough. dig into the systems. understand how they work and interact. model. replicate. invent.
philosophy. inextricably interwoven with the process of asking questions. if you ever want to know why science is important, the answer is generated by philosophy.
horses. because there was never a story worth a damn without any horses in it.