I'm delighted to have been invited to give a version of my talk on Technodelics to the Designers + Geeks community in NYC. Here is a little description of the talk:
Today there is a convergence of trends on the horizon that could have a dramatic impact on how we understand and explore consciousness. Thousands of years of contemplative wisdom and an emerging science of both meditation and psychedelic compounds is coming together with next generation hardware--things like augmented & virtual reality headsets, wearable computers and sensors, and neurotech devices that can directly read and stimulate the brain. In this talk we will explore the nascent edge of this emerging class of technodelic devices and look at how they could very well usher in a new era of interest in consciousness.