Attainment of Non Human and Animal Consciousness
Founded May 1, 2021
Effect of N.H.C. Simulation
Historical Links/Research Material
Center for the Attainment of Animal and other Non-Human Consciousness is
committed to the preservation of our individual cognitive and genetic
liberties, as long as they do not directly harm others.
Our main goal is
ensuring the development
and attainment of new levels of consciousness: Consciousness that is
near identical to that of animals and other forms of life on Earth. We
committed to the idea that if we can view our world from the
perspective of other animals and forms of life, it will result in unprecedented approaches of positive
interaction, not only with each other, but all other forms of life on
In addition, recent insights into the consciousness of chimpanzees and
other Great Apes have led us to be immersed in advocating animal rights
legislation and habitat conservation.
There are several constants that have been present
since the dawn of modern man. Some of the most fundamental being:
1.) We have questioned our existence and look for meaning in our
everyday life and surroundings
2.) We have continuously sought to alter our consciousness (i.e.:
neurotoxic chemicals, meditation,etc.)
3.) We have modified our body through scarification, tattooing,
feet binding, neck elongation, and less permanently: hair dying,
ear piercing, etc.
4.) We coexist on this Earth alongside various other life forms
Considering this, have you ever questioned your
existence and looked for meaning in everyday life? Do you seek to alter
your consciousness (in one way or another)? Do you not live
amongst other animals, whether you live in a city or on a farm?
Now think of when you were a child, or
even as an adult: have you ever considered
what it might be like to fly like a bird? Swim in the ocean with
dolphins? Or maybe hunt with a pack of lions?...
What about seeing through the eyes of a fellow primate, like a
Or having the physical attributes of a cat, while still remaining
Well in today's day and age, you actually can see through
the eyes of and think as a chimpanzee. You can also alter some of
your genes in order to have whiskers, better night vision, and much
The Freedom of Thought Act,
along with current technology, gives you the freedom of choice to
temporarily or permanently alter your 21st-Century-homo-sapien-limited
perception of the world. We no longer arbitrarily ponder or
create philosophical theories about animal consciousness.
Today, we can temporarily transform a person's cognition through
innovative brain simulations (not
to be confused with virtual reality which does not directly hook up
to the human brain and relies only on the human 5 senses, primarily
sight). These new options can lead us to progressive human-nonhuman
relations in the future. These simulations of non human consciousness
help to break down the divide between humans and all other life on
Earth. It can remind us that every species on Earth has evolved from
the same primordial ancestor. We are all inadvertently linked!
After years of trial and error, unnecessary pain and suffering,
and repressive laws, humans are now able to willfully alter their
‘Consciousness’ without government hindrance. On March 12, 2019, the Freedom of Thought Act was passed
by the U.S. government. It gives
absolute freedom for consenting individuals to “alter their own
cognitive processes by any means, so long as it does not directly harm
others”. A similar act was first passed in Denmark in 2017.
Today, an international majority of industrialized nations have
followed the lead.
developments in technology and science are providing
individuals with an increasing variety of options; allowing them to
slightly modify or radically transform how they think and perceive the
world, temporarily or permanently. Included in these options is
attaining ‘consciousness’ related to almost any animal species in the
Kingdom, with most knowledge centered around mammals. This can be done
artificially by using simulated
reality, cognition transformation and various other technologies
that do more than just stimulate
the 5 senses. It lets anyone experience an animal’s consciousness by
temporarily transforming their cognition and perception while
simultaneously placing them in a simulated animal body and simulated
animal society. Current technology also allows any consenting
individual to undergo a much less common, yet much more radical,
option: gene modification. This is usually considered after
experiencing multiple animal simulations. In addition, this step is
taken if an individual wants to attain an altered consciousness that is
more permanent and organic. However, compared to the more temporary
‘animal simulation’, gene modification is bound by countless
limitations on what is ethically and scientifically possible.
Researchers are currently working on similar technology that simulates
the consciousness of other non animal forms of life (for example: plant
life, microscopic organisms, etc.). In time, consciousness alteration
possibilities will include all things living, even that of our earliest
ancestors and all other extinct species that have preceded our
existence on Earth. (Consider the "Tree of Life" and the vast variety
of species. We have attained the consciousness of most animals, but
considering all other life on Earth, we have just only begun.)
The ‘Freedom of Thought’ Act also requires some regulations and
oversight. This is so that the people consenting to any alterations are
adequately informed of any risks, dangers or long-term consequences
that might arise. Also under these new laws: certain classes or groups
of people can not be discriminatory denied access. This organization
and its goals are not advocating ‘eugenics’ or any use of current
technology that attempts to exterminate any human hereditary
traits. We are committed to the continuation of biodiversity and
are opposed to discrimination, racism, forced sterilization or anything
else that perpetuates bio-uniformity. Our goals include the
preservation of our individual cognitive/genetic liberties (as long as
they do not directly harm others). We are committed to the development
of new levels of consciousness that result in unprecedented approaches
in how we view and interact with each other and all other life
So far, some of the people that have undergone alteration have gone on
to make significant contributions to society. These contributions
o ground-breaking methods in scientific research
without the use of non consenting animals
o innovative schools of thought and philosophy
o revolutionary economic systems
o conflict resolutions
o legislation promoting rights for humans and animals
Despite some negative consequences resulting from human error and
ignorance, science and technology are continuously granting us valuable
discoveries and significant knowledge. Being able to think and feel as
other animals do is of great value to society (i.e.: empathy is more
beneficial than sympathy). If we can attain Consciousness that
goes beyond that of our own, we may someday achieve a truly harmonious
existence within the universe.
The Effect of Non Human
By altering our perception, we can attain a
whole new view of reality. This is the main principle
behind current technology's use of animal consciousness
simulations. These simulations are only temporary, but the
insights retained after a simulation can last a lifetime.
1: These simulations transform perception according to a
specific organism. This can possibly affect the internal and external
beliefs of an individual long after a simulation. As a result,
alternative perceptions, even if experienced temporarily, may affect an
individual's actions and behaviors. Furthermore, these actions and
behaviors may lead to further reinforcement of the alternative
perception (the cognitive cycle: perception/action
innovative way/s of viewing the world, absent from all contemporary
mankind, can be developed and permanently
maintained in an individual, as a result from a single n.h.c. simulation. In addition, this newly found
worldview can be taught to others.
An additional option to the simulation is a device that stays connected
to your brain and allows some aspects of non human
cognition/consciousness to be maintained while living your daily life.
However, it is much more limited in experience than actual simulation.
Also, it can be removed at any time and carries less risks than gene
These examples of artwork, done by
the late Nicholas John Lemos, allegorically convey mankind's eternal
struggle against all other animals. His paintings are also
concerned with mankind's beliefs and feelings of deep separation from
his non human relatives. There is an ethical/biological/psychological
tug-of-war going on between evolution's need to dominate/proliferate
and the possibility of achieving mutual, inter-species cooperation
resulting in a state of equilibrium of life on Earth.
Influential Artists and
Stelarc – human-machine interfaces incorporating
robotics, prosthetics, and more.
Ray Kurzweil – Transhumanist author/ theorist
Eduardo Kac – Transgenic Art
Orlan – uses plastic surgery
George Gessert - breeds irises as an art form
Gail Wright –traditional art fused with
Carsten Höller – concentrates on the nature of
Susan Stryker, Fakir Musafar, the Chapman Brothers
Elizia Volkmann, David Rosenboom, Stephen Jones, Warren Neidich, Ikuo
Nakamura, Paras Kaul, Miya Masaoka, Mel Chin, Ed tannenbaum, Mark
Tilden, Marta Menezes, Rachel Rosenthal
Historical Links (prior
to the Freedom of Thought Act)
“Hope in sight for bionic eyes”
“Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy”
“Cal. Researchers make ‘Bionic Chip’”
Wikipedia.org: Stem Cells & related info
“Hybrid embryo work 'under threat'”
“New rules for stem cell research”
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: all links
to” animal consciousness”
"Animal Consciousness", The Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Frans de Waal
The Great Ape Project
pbs.org: Inside the Animal Mind
“New evidence of animal consciousness”
An excerpt from: “ Animal Minds, Beyond Cognition to
“Why the question of Animal Consciousness might not
matter very much”
and Brain physiology
Facts/Overview of the Brain
Understanding Evolution: list of links regarding how
evolution impacts our lives
“Sense of justice discovered in
“Instant Expert: The Human Brain”
pbs.org (Contains multiple articles explaining and
pertaining to evolution)
Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE)
Genetics and Society: “Bioethics Discourse”
The Genomics:GTL (GTL) research program
Russell Blackford Articles
World Transhumanist Association’s stand on cognitive
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) –
(2002). Information Arts: Intersections
of Art, Science, and Technology. Professor,
Conceptual/Information Arts, Art Department, San
Francisco State University.
MIT Press/Leonardo Books.
<>Pojman, L.P. (2002). Ethics:
discovering right and wrong. –4th
ed. Belmont, C.A.:Wadsworth/Thomson
<>Anita Silvers: Professor and Department Chair, Department
Philosophy, San Francisco State
<><>Penelope Smith. The
of Animal Communication. “New Living Expo”:
2007. Concourse Exhibition
All web links under Related Links
on this web page. Retrieved between dates 9 April 2007 til 10 May 2007.
* taken from the Center for
Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE)
"Keeping Freedom in Mind
The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE) is a network of
scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics of freedom of thought.
Our mission is to develop social policies that will preserve and
enhance freedom of thought into the 21st century.
Growing knowledge in the neurosciences, enhanced by exponential
advances in pharmacology and other neurotechnologies (technologies that
make it possible to monitor and manipulate the brain’s
electrochemistry) are rapidly moving brain research and clinical
applications beyond the scope of purely medical use. The definitions of
"medicine" and "mental health" are expanding from treatment and
prevention, to improvement and enhancement.
The CCLE is dedicated to protecting and advancing freedom of thought in
the modern world of accelerating neurotechnologies. Our paramount
concern is to foster the unlimited potential of the human mind and to
protect freedom of thought.
The CCLE supports technological advances, and believes that the
application and regulation of new drugs and neurotechnologies are best
channeled by a renewed allegiance to the fundamental right to freedom
of thought. Our guiding principles are privacy, autonomy and choice:
• Privacy: What and how you think should be
private unless you choose to share it. The use of technologies
such as brain imaging and scanning must remain consensual and any
information so revealed should remain confidential. The right to
privacy must be found to encompass the inner domain of thought.
• Autonomy: Self-determination over one’s own
cognition is central to free will. Decisions concerning whether or how
to change a person’s thought processes must remain the province of the
individual as opposed to government or industry.
• Choice: The capabilities of the human mind
should not be limited. So long as people do not directly harm
others, governments should not criminally prohibit cognitive
enhancement or the experience of any mental state.
No Simple Solutions
The CCLE recognizes that these are extremely complex issues with no
simple solutions. We see our contribution as helping to negotiate the
intersection of law and science so that new neurotechnologies expand
rather than reduce freedom of thought.
What We Do
Advocacy The CCLE
supports social impact litigation that has the
potential to broadly advance cognitive liberty. We have filed legal
briefs on the topic of cognitive liberty in federal courts, including
the United States Supreme Court.
Analysis The CCLE
monitors developments in neurotechnology, cognitive
sciences and the law, to identify and offer guidance concerning those
developments with a potential to significantly impact freedom of
thought. We produce reports and professional testimony on complex
freedom of thought issues currently facing policy makers, industry, and
the general public.
Education By raising
awareness of emerging cognitive liberty issues,
our outreach and education campaigns empower people to meaningfully
participate in public discourse and the democratic process. We provide
course content to universities and professional schools in order to
accelerate scholarly discussion of cognitive liberty across a wide
range of disciplines. "
*taken from "Animal Consciousness", The Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
[A]: animals deserve moral consideration if and only if they are
sentient (especially possessing the capacity to feel pain).
"...To philosophers interested in animal welfare or
animal rights the issue of animal sentience is of utmost importance.
This is due to wide, but by no means universal, acceptance of the
Some philosophers have defended the view that animals are not sentient
and attempted to use one of [A]'s component conditionals for modus
tollens. Indeed Carruthers (1989) even argued that given their lack of
sentience, it would be immoral not to use animals for research and
other experimentation if doing so would improve the lot of sentient
creatures such as ourselves. He has more recently backed off this view
(1998b), denying [A] by claiming that sentience is not the sole basis
for moral consideration, and that animals qualify for consideration on
the basis of frustration of their unconscious desires. Varner (1999)
disagrees with Carruthers by arguing for conscious desires throughout
mammals and birds, but like Carruthers he also rejects [A], arguing for
an even more inclusive criterion of moral considerability in terms of
the biological “interests” that all living things have.
Others are inclined to use the other component conditional of [A] for
modus ponens, taking for granted that animals are conscious, and
regarding any theory of consciousness which denies this as defective.
In this connection it is also sometimes argued that if there is
uncertainty about whether other animals really are conscious, the
morally safe position is to give them the benefit of the doubt.
The fact remains that for most philosophers of mind, the topic of
animal consciousness is of peripheral interest to their main project of
understanding the ontology of consciousness. Because of their focus on
ontological rather than epistemological issues, there is often quite a
disconnect between philosophers and scientists on these issues. But
there are encouraging signs that interdisciplinary work between
philosophers and behavioral scientists is beginning to lay the
groundwork for addressing some questions about animal consciousness in
a philosophically sophisticated yet empirically tractable way."