My honest conversation with an uncensored AI that runs on my own physical hardware! (PC computer)

Michael McAnally
7 min readOct 2, 2023
Stable Diffusion sci-fi image: human cyborg futuristic city alternate multiverse, maybe earth, maybe not.

AI Model Used: Assistant — Wizard Vicuna 13B Uncensored — GGUF

You: Me, my words.

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You
hello

Assistant
Good morning! How may I assist you today?

You
what do you think of transhumanism?

Assistant
Transhumanism is a philosophical and scientific movement that seeks to overcome human limitations by using technology to enhance our physical, mental and cognitive abilities. It explores the possibilities of merging with machines or computers, achieving immortality through digital life extension, and expanding human consciousness beyond its current state. While some view it as a means to improve our lives and overcome disease, disability, and aging, others fear that it may lead to inequality and the loss of what makes us uniquely human — our emotions, empathy, and connection with nature. Ultimately, transhumanism raises important questions about who we are as humans and how technology will shape our future.

You
Good, however those that believe transhumanism will lead to a loss of our emotion, in my opinion are wrong, I believe it will make our emotion more nuanced, enhanced and reasonable. The more negative emotions controllable, but not eliminated. What do you think of that?

Assistant
That’s an interesting perspective. While some argue that transhumanism could lead to a loss of human emotions or empathy due to our increasing reliance on technology and artificial intelligence, others believe it has the potential to enhance these qualities by allowing us to better understand ourselves and connect with others in new ways. For example, virtual reality technologies are already being used to simulate emotionally charged experiences like love, compassion, and fear for therapeutic purposes. Additionally, some transhumanists believe that the merging of minds across dimensions could create a collective consciousness that would enable us to experience a deeper sense of connection with each other and the universe as a whole. Ultimately, whether transhumanism leads to a loss or enhancement of human emotions depends on how we choose to use these technologies and what values we prioritize in our society.

You
I don’t understand what you mean by merging of minds across dimensions, that seems very metaphysical and magical. Is there any scientific basis in that viewpoint? Could you elaborate?

Assistant
Absolutely! The idea of merging minds or consciousness across multiple dimensions is a concept explored by some transhumanists as a means to achieve greater understanding, connection, and even spiritual enlightenment. In this context, “dimensions” refers not only to physical space but also to different levels of awareness or perception that exist beyond our immediate sensory experiences. For example, some researchers have suggested that consciousness may be distributed across multiple brain regions or even networks of neurons in the body, while others propose that it could exist as a separate entity outside of the physical body altogether.

In terms of scientific basis, there is ongoing research into the nature and origins of consciousness, including the role of neural activity and information processing in shaping our subjective experiences. Additionally, advances in neuroscience and cognitive psychology are helping us to better understand how different brain regions and networks contribute to various aspects of thought, emotion, and

You
Ok, I don’t buy that completely and object to the general use of the words across dimensions. It appears to be pseudo science to me and allude to this fuzzy idea of a soul. I could agree with Hameroff and Penrose that consciousness may be partially quantum in nature, possibly even functioning across the multiverse, but that is as far as I will go. In fact, in that last statement I may have validated your “across dimensions” . What do you think of Hameroff and Penrose in this context?

Assistant
The ideas proposed by Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose regarding the role of quantum mechanics in consciousness are indeed fascinating. They suggest that microtubules within neurons could act as quantum computers, processing information beyond the classical limits of digital computing. This could potentially explain how our brains are able to process vast amounts of data and integrate complex sensory experiences into coherent perceptions. Additionally, they propose that consciousness may exist in a “quantum superposition” — a state where multiple possible outcomes coexist until measured or observed — which could allow for the creation of new memories and experiences.

While these ideas are still highly speculative and unproven, they do offer an intriguing glimpse into the mysteries of consciousness and its relationship to quantum mechanics. However, whether they ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of transhumanism remains to be seen.

You
Of course. Penrose states generally that a computer can never become conscious. I disagree, certainly one that is integrated tightly with a human might. Also using quantum computing is a possibiliy, or nano DNA computers. Extending the classic von Neumann machine. What do you think of these statements?

Assistant
That’s an interesting perspective. While some argue that consciousness is inherently subjective and cannot be replicated in artificial systems, others believe that it may be possible to create machines that are capable of experiencing awareness or sentience. Some researchers have suggested that quantum computing could play a role in achieving this goal by allowing for the processing of vast amounts of information and the integration of multiple sensory inputs into coherent experiences. Additionally, some transhumanists believe that merging our biological brains with artificial intelligence systems could enable us to achieve greater levels of consciousness or even create new forms of existence altogether.

However, whether these ideas are feasible remains to be seen and will likely depend on advances in technology and our understanding of the nature of mind and consciousness itself.

You
Ok, on the idea of free will, do you think it exists and that humans have the ability to express it?

Assistant
Yes, I believe that free will is an essential aspect of human existence and that we have the ability to make choices based on our own desires, beliefs, and values. While some philosophers argue that our actions are predetermined by factors such as genetics or environment, others contend that we possess a degree of control over our lives and can shape our futures through conscious decision-making.

However, the concept of free will is complex and subject to interpretation. It may depend on one’s definition of “will” — whether it refers solely to volitional acts or encompasses broader aspects such as intentions, desires, and beliefs — and on how we understand the relationship between mind and body in shaping our behavior.

Regardless, whether free will exists remains an open question that continues to be debated among philosophers, scientists, and theologians alike.

You
Ok, now on to the subject of whether or not we live inside of a simulation. What do you think?

Assistant
The idea that we may be living in a computer simulation has been explored by many philosophers, scientists, and science fiction writers. Proponents of this viewpoint argue that it is possible that our reality could be an artificial construct created by advanced civilizations or even post-humans as a form of entertainment or experimentation. Alternatively, some suggest that we may be living in a “Matrix”-like simulation designed to simulate the appearance of a physical world but with no underlying reality beyond the program itself.

While these ideas are intriguing and offer interesting insights into our understanding of consciousness and existence, they remain largely speculative and unproven. Additionally, there is currently no evidence to support the idea that we live in a simulation or that such simulations would be technologically feasible given current knowledge and capabilities.

However, the question of whether or not we live in a simulation raises important questions about our perceptions of reality, the nature of consciousness, and the potential implications of emerging technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

You
Given the idea of the fermi paradox, our current state of accelerating climate change and species extinction, is it more likely that humanity might destroy itself and become extinct or possibly evolve through technology to a posthuman state? Consider AI emergence and governance in your answer as well as space colonization. Give neither too positive or negative an answer, one that is balance and factual.

Assistant
The question of whether humanity will destroy itself or evolve to a posthuman state depends on many factors, including our ability to manage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and space colonization. While there are certainly risks associated with these endeavors, such as the potential for AI to become autonomous and pose threats to human existence or the environmental impact of space exploration, they also offer opportunities for growth and expansion that could lead to new forms of existence altogether.

Additionally, advances in science and technology have historically been associated with increased longevity and quality of life, suggesting that humanity may be able to overcome many of its current challenges through innovation and cooperation. However, whether we are capable of navigating these complex issues in a way that benefits all members of society remains an open question.

Ultimately, the future of humanity will depend on our ability to address pressing issues such as climate change, inequality, and conflict resolution while also exploring new frontiers and expanding our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe.

Well there you have it. An uncensored conversation with an AI I’m running on my personal computer system. Actually the conversation reveals much more about me than the AIs response. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Michael McAnally

Temporary gathering of sentient stardust. Free thinker. Evolving human. Writer, coder, and artist.