Hedonistic Imperative and Aspirations of Sentience

Update (May 13, 2019): This was written years ago, so my views have changed. There’s still interesting things in this post though.

In this post, I will consider the relationship between the philosophical idea of the Hedonistic Imperative and my interpretation of what a sentient being might ultimately aspire to, when unencumbered by the problems faced in contemporary society and the current underlying biological substrate from which our human minds and consciousnesses emerge from.