An intriguing Q&A with cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman: "Have we evolved to construct reality?"
I cough significantly in the direction of Mr. David Deutsch:
"The first AI universe sim is fast and accurate and its creators don't know how it works"
Colour me unsurprised: "as predicted by quantum mechanics, there may well be no objective physical world"
Ok, now I'm *really* emotional. Our first picture of Picard in 17 years. Wow. This is really happening! https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/cbs-shows-the-first-new-image-of-patrick-stewart-as-picard-in-17-years/
Idea for new Star Trek species
It is a planet of hygiene-averse, chest-bumping, ignorant, toxicly masculine dudebros
There is no story-arc; no conflict to be resolved in this episode
Starfleet swoops in, we laugh at The Brose, they fly off again, because even engaging with them is taking them too seriously
After every scene, a narrator steps in to explain that the bro is bad; a cautionary tale
Because honestly it's dangerous to try anything more subtle than that
"3 superb arguments for why we live in a matrix – and 3 arguments that refute them" https://bigthink.com/arguments-live-matrix--arguments-against?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3
Sentient, artificial, noncorporeal lifeform. Rehabilitated former "Napoleon of crime."
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