ANDRES GOMEZ EMILSSON

ANDRES GOMEZ EMILSSON

ANDRES GOMEZ EMILSSON

Writer | Qualia Computing

Andrés Gómez Emilsson was born in México City in 1990. From an early age he developed an interest in philosophy, mathematics, and science, leading him to compete nationally and internationally in Math and Science Olympiads. At 16 his main interest was mathematics, but after an unexpected “mystical experience”, he turned his attention to consciousness and the philosophical problems that it poses. He studied Symbolic Systems with an Artificial Intelligence concentration at Stanford, and later finished a masters in Computational Psychology at the same university. During his time at Stanford he co-founded the Stanford Transhumanist Association and became good friends with transhumanist philosopher David Pearce, taking on the flag of the Hedonistic Imperative (HI). In order to pursue the long-term goals of HI, his current primary intellectual interest is to reverse-engineer the functional, biochemical and/or quantum signatures of pure bliss. He is currently working at a Natural Language Processing company in San Francisco and develops psychophysical tools to study the computational properties of consciousness (for more see qualiacomputing.com)