Mikey Siegel is a robotics engineer turned consciousness hacker. He envisions a present and future where science and technology support psychological, emotional and spiritual flourishing. Where our devices not only connect us to information, but also connect us to ourselves and each other, acting as a catalyst for individual and collective awakening. He is currently teaching at Stanford University, founder of Consciousness Hacking, BioFluent Technologies, the Transformative Technology Conference, and serving on the board of Trustees of the California Institute of Integral Studies. He received an MS in robotics from the MIT Media Lab.
From the Love of Technology to the Technology of Love
Let’s explore the way that modern technology will change the way we awaken. In other words, how will innovations in neuroscience, neurotech, wearables, VR, AI etc change the way we walk the spiritual path. What does it mean if a form of brain stimulation can provide the equivalent of 10,000 hours of meditation? What if any inherent differences are there between modern tech and “traditional approaches”? What are the dangers of a highly accelerated spiritual path? What are the bottlenecks to awakening? Is there anything inherently less skillful about Modern Tech as compared to traditional practices?