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Sam Harris speaks with Thomas Metzinger about the scientific and experiential understanding of consciousness. Jump to 26:32 for the consciousness discussion proper — the first 26 minutes are for the most part a well-trodden exercise in mutual virtue-signalling. 10 more words
Sam Harris has recently become far more involved in debates regarding robots and Artificial Intelligence, and its place in the future. In a discussion with David Chalmers recently, they discussed how some tech developers have been thinking about developing machine brains, or neurally integrated computers. 1,110 more words
Below is my crude, unpolished take on the debate over the word ‘Truth’ and how it should be used.
If we start with statements that are scientifically testable as ‘factual’ or ‘accurate’ (let’s use the word ‘factual’ from now on) there are no disagreements from either camp with regard to the definitions. 947 more words