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Sunday, 15 December 2019

Liked on YouTube: The Case Against Reality | Prof. Donald Hoffman on Conscious Agent Theory

The Case Against Reality | Prof. Donald Hoffman on Conscious Agent Theory

We have no clue how consciousness emerges from 3 pounds of wet goo. Cognitive scientist Don Hoffman takes us deep into his research suggesting we're attacking the problem backwards. The implications may challenge all you know about our place in reality. Take the Red Pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes... In this extended interview we dive into the Interface Theory of Perception (how evolution hides the truth about reality in favor of a dumbed down "user interface" that only shows us "fitness payoffs" that help us survive), the "Hard Problem of Consciousness" and how we simply have no idea how consciousness could emerge from physical matter, the theory of Conscious Realism (how reality is really a social network of "conscious agents" and our perceptions are simply the interface by which we exchange experience with other agents), the math behind conscious agent theory, implications for artificial intelligence (AI), psychedelics, spirituality, and much, much more. Commenters have called this the best interview Don Hoffman has done. Links to our prior conversation, more info on Conscious Agent Theory and Prof. Hoffman's work, and full written transcript at https://ift.tt/2PPmx2q All audio podcast platforms are available, links here: https://ift.tt/36yz29e Your support makes what we do possible! Join the SuperPac and get exclusive content, live discussions, and other crazy perks: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/zdoggmd/join Facebook: https://ift.tt/2ZPw7cI Patreon: https://ift.tt/304KNRk Website: https://ZDoggMD.com/ Podcast: https://ift.tt/2Pq0Qah Facebook: https://ift.tt/1OZIiGz Newsletter: https://ift.tt/38znMvc Twitter: http://twitter.com/zdoggmd Instagram: https://ift.tt/1VMdUQd Send Us Email: zubin@turntablehealth.com Send Us Hate Mail: 1025 Alameda De Las Pulgas #218 Belmont, CA 94002
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