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and even economic conditions because you know your experience of the world is not that the starving kids. so. that we experience is the condition money these projections and that conditioning is very. good. and that humans being so good to communicate their experiences and that conditioning is infinite possibilities into new consciousness and that's who you are you are an infinite consciousness having a fine to experience. what we see the tree looks like. it's going. to. be just. like you. would think we. would three.
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weeks out. at the dawn of the twenty first century we might know more about the universe than previous generations but to quote donald rumsfeld in one of his more lucid moments there are known unknowns but there are also unknown and the ones we don't know we don't know if quantum theory is leading us toward ideas about multi vs and dimensions affecting our reality beyond the four there may be no limits to our multi dimensional consciousness will take us. but there are others who would argue the rules of the universe can be completely you know starting with the brain . caught up film transcendence which popularized the idea held by futurists like ray kurzweil that one day humans will be able to upload their brains to computer chips their idea. their memory. their identity.
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at the two hundred million or so year history of our brains through mammalian history we see there's a flaw in the design and the fundamental flaw of the brain it has no back up the most precious information that we have is not backed up to this computer system we have is something we can back. out one of the goals of the national academy of engineering in the twenty first century is to reverse engineer the brain and that means in effect to back it up and you get it once a strategy to not just boost intelligence but to extend life in the same way that when your old computer starts to run out you back up the files to the software and translate it to a new computer but your belief then fine is fundamentally believe that we will basically be able to download my awareness my being you know this i am this sean
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stone experience of thirty three years be able to download that awareness into a computer so that i could tell potentially live forever as sort of like a computer or some kind of robot let's say or something to that effect i think for a lot of us it's hard to imagine living in a computer my answer that is where you're living in right now it's just made of. the mind as best we can tell as a kind of music a kind of pattern played by the brain played by me but it's a very crude instrument so by improving the instrument we can still play the same music tune those patterns that then a five now they're all twenty patterns in a big bitstream bunch of ones and zeros but they're still patterns so yes we could play them on different instruments play them faster augment them and in that sense your whole being your consciousness is just a seed a seed that will grow and expand in ways we really can't force. see when we start
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to approximate with the church to put it differently the old saying is that biology is destiny nothing can be further from the truth biology was just nature's first quick and dirty way to compute with meat ships or destiny you've said that the brain itself as individual qualities and patterns that are not safe replicable like you can't just replicate all the nature of the brain because the cells themselves have have sort of quantum dynamics going on there is something that's you know it's very difficult to sort of predict and model especially for moment to moment there is this notion of well there is a notion of choice there's no experience so you can see that in actually. right now you can clone a human being but if i clone sean or bob i are going to be saying no we're going to look the same same in genomics the behavior you know because our behavior is piled up based on our experiences and those experiences
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i'm not at peace where that can be transferred to give a memory. of our entire sounds. to be able to actually been i clone you you become a baby becoming really second you if human experience alters the brain it leaves imprints in the d.n.a. that can be passed on to medically so we cannot even begin to speculate how consciousness will shift as we merge human genes and how will that feel. it would be truly trans human right now again we're thinking with brains with neural systems that process about two hundred miles per hour the electrical signals but if you're in the chip the time would speed up millionfold billion for so a few seconds of our current me time would be for example many years so you can live a very. a long time it's still finite inside
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a chip until you run out of power and we could go quite a ways on that the possibility of replicating the human brain can go a long way for the creation of artificial intelligence which stephen hawking believed evolution implies there can be no call to the difference between the brain of an earthworm and that of a human it therefore follows that computers can in principle emulate human intelligence created something terrible artificial intelligence stephen hawking wrote about the promise and peril of artificial intelligence relaying that yes ai has potential to eradicate disease and poverty but. must go along with ai experts signed an open letter in two thousand and fifteen calling for serious research into its impact on society it's a real concern because computers are powerful their own right future supercomputers this way is a shrink before more powerful we just don't know what that would look like we have
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only one good example of intelligence a sample size of one and so us and what we're talking about achieving just when we back up boost and extend the brain is a kind of super intelligence and it's very hard to make inferences so there is a big scary downside just in terms of the problems we currently have on the fundamental problems we have right now is computer systems it's lack of good security but as we move to the internet of things as almost everything in your house as a computer tion from mark wave of and of the lights all those are potential sources of hacking just as is any kind of backup of the brain and the assault again is it's much easier to attack and defend and the information age stanley kubrick's two thousand and one the space odyssey featured an artificial intelligence named hal nine thousand how it was in charge of the space ship and ultimately murdered the crew which. just the fear. as voiced by stephen hawking the
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concern is that it would take off on its own and redesign itself in an ever increasing rate humans who are limited by slow biological evolution couldn't compete and would be superseded. in the future ai could develop a will of it's own will that is in conflict with us for such reasons the creation of artificial intelligence has often been equated with the invention of the atomic bomb. is not exactly correct. it's not as though it's going to explode and. it's more like if there were just a few people that had it they would be able to. predict or wherever acquired it and if was limited to people there and it was ultra smart they would have to man you know. but we're at a moment now we're just storytelling and the fear of things like artificial
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intelligence has become so pervasive that it's actually going to become a self-fulfilling prophecy and the thing that i think that's most important is to not think of these kind of transhumanist ideas as outside of being human they're coming from us artificial intelligence is an artificial it's actually an augmentation it's augment intelligence or even extended intelligence from us as humans so to think of it as something separate that's scary and alien is actually the very thing that will make it so the idea that it's a i that's programming a that's programming it to me as an excuse it's an excuse to say oh we're not responsible anymore screw that we are responsible so we're going to create the simulated world that we live in just like we have since the industrial revolution there's been amazing things about that it's actually a better time on planet earth. than ever been before and so many levels in terms of
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violence and war and all these things people think it's such a horrible time it's actually not in terms of you look at the actual statistics so we have evolved in a positive direction through our technology this next level this next step is like the steps of the star child at the end of two thousand one space odyssey that ending of the starchild is one of the most hopeful spiritual endings in the history of storytelling and it's very ephemeral various means many things to many different people but the idea that humans come back and look at our planet from a more holistic view from the childlike wonder of the star child as the next evolution that's incredibly hopeful thing.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy one sunday shouldn't let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. hello my name's peter and i've been living in russia for about seven years and this is a film about just some of the crazy things i've got some time. yet .
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because. nobody could see coming that false confessions would be in the place before the conviction. had any interrogations out there you'll see is a threat promise threat promise threat lie a lie a lie the process. to put people in just that frame of mind make them one
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comfortable make them want to get out and don't take no for an answer don't accept . she said if i were. sad statement then i would be home by the next day there's a culture on accountability and police officers know that they can engage in misconduct that has nothing to do with. stephen hawking argued the mind of god is knowing the laws of nature my prediction is that we will know the mind of god by the end of the century. but first we should perhaps recall the ancient history school dictum to know that i sell. for who truly . knows his own mind his own body but alone the universe with each affecting each
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other more deeply than we recognize. so ray know if people are watching us and they're listening to us what humans would call these will call dicks is being activated auditory cortex is being activated and what you would see on a cat scan is neural chemical activity that neurochemical activities cause the neural correlate of consciousness. another would neural. experience there's no experience that is not recorded in the brain or what we call the brain by the way there's no experience that's not recorded anywhere in the body the body is the rain is recording the experience with the brain sending messages to the body so there's a memory right cells cells or everybody great interactive everything so as long as you have a materialistic interpretation of the universe where you actually believe that
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green body mind real permanent entity is not mind brain and body and that we are shifting perceptual experiences there an intermittent stream of sensations images feelings thoughts all these are human systems of thought trying to interpret experience which is nothing then consciousness modifying it as experience so that only consciousness it's infinite most people think that consciousness emerges from the brain acting as a computer with each neuron in the brain and synaptic synapse acting is fundamental switches and bits and that if you get sufficiently complex computation among these simple neurons and interconnections then consciousness will emerge at a critical level of complexity i think of the brain more like an orchestra there.
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puter and you have opera oscillations and vibrations and resonances that these different frequencies like in a piece of music you have high frequency and low frequencies and beads and interference patterns and so forth and the e.g. would be the slow beats whereas we have very fast vibrations up into the terahertz and perhaps even faster in that we can't detect it yet and i get a lot of flak for about that from people but what i say in response is until you can explain consciousness in the brain you cannot exclude the possibility of consciousness outside the brain what is it about the near death experience or consciousness after death post-mortem consciousness that you believe in the case consciousness does not actually originate in the brain in brain activity it's impossible that conscience should be probably grow to brain is because we didn't respect the study found out eighteen percent don't go straight now memories from
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the consciousness they were critical debt which means there's no shit commission no wheezing there unconscious and undone very moment the admin and hence consciousness you grow up when i don't scold she's an impulse going to your perception memory scrutiny should emotions etc i'm sure you can corroborate it by asking to discern should your cardiologist or nurses not from remember us. about what's happened and about the moment it happened do you have any theory about what the actual nature of the brain is that if the brain functions as sort of a receiver of consciousness or what role it really plays in relationship to consciousness bed that's a good an important question being asked and i was charles well well and my idea and still it's only my idea on sentry go with him joe jameson sadness well that you have brain has to feel different sure aren't transceiver and that's richard solutions who do understand it. month to compare it with
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a group like communication and this very moment will surely you are you are now and i'm here now hundreds of hours of telephone calls calls go into us through walls and such a great you meet need an instrument called the focal is not juice for your mobile phone this comes back to this question about you talk about them the mind being a sort of symphony or musical waves and getting into the quantum nature of our reality right which is yes at one level people have predictable patterns and there are things that you know for a biochemical perspective can be predicted but there is also this notion of our ability to be wrong our ability to be counterintuitive right to go against our own systems of logic and rational behavior which gives us what we would consider you know the human expression right and creativity exactly so do you feel that if we increasingly merge with machinery we actually may be diluting the the potential for
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creativity seventy becomes of cups and it really becomes problematic i think this will enhance creativity i think shifting from meats to computers only amplifies the properties of the currently have good in bad including the creative leaps and if you can think about something like music you have to ask yourself a brain that's backed up on a chip that would be the equivalent of a fifty pound brain today. what kind of musical patterns would it come up with another word what what what it's saying in the shower we mabel to recognize her appreciate if you look for example of classical music the works of young and sebastian bach and see a lot of work old feuds which have three or four independent voices and that's about as much as we can handle from the brain and listening to it but what kind of fugue would you get from a twenty pound brain there might be fifteen twenty voices working in parallel that she has some overall global musical pattern quite immense beauty but we can't even
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begin to imagine what that would be like so i think creativity will benefit it can be argued that creativity has already benefited from technological innovations that allow millions of hours of content to stream to the individual making our consciousness increasingly trans dimensional but all these virtual worlds invite the question is this reality simply get computer generated simulation. on must because and so. there's only a one in billions chance that it is not from what we know about the real world all of this is a punch of physical energy use and we have transducers is yours to use that take physical stimuli and translate it into a perception and some people made the case will virtual reality of the real world there's not much difference it's the brain processing stimuli in creating a perception everything about this reality is a simulation from the standpoint that our brain is taking century signals interpret
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them and there's actually a almost one second delay in how we are perceived so there actually is no actual now now now it actually is something we are perceiving with what is in technology called a transport latency of almost a second that means it's a simulation from the standpoint of perception and if you look at what's happened in you know quantum mechanical. theory and the way in which particle physics has sort of an address these issues of the perspective of the experimenter being more important in almost any other aspect of the experiment now you're really having almost impure ical. substantiation of this idea of simulation at the kartika so when you've got that reaching towards us from the other something from both sides i think you've really got to really think there's something very plastic or fluid is a better word about the perception of reality and i think that even cinema for me
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as you know cinema is one of my one of my religion's cinema is just a reflection to us of the emotional states of being human in this artificial in this artifice why does it work that we could go cut cut cut cut and then we think of that as reality because the brain creates that into a simulation that gives us the entire emotional experience of what the filmmaker or what that cinematic expression is trying to create that's why i talk about virtual reality in such intense terms in terms of a an ethical framework around this medium because the merchants of virtual experience what i call the x. and transhumanist modification that really is becoming what the perception of being a human will be all about we won't will have generations that aren't thinking of being a human in the same way as someone who grew up on a farm in iowa who was able to walk from one farm to the other and that was their daily understanding of life this is going to be going to the human imagination is
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going to be able to range free and the fact of that i think is a tremendously positive thing because we can absolutely evolve the human imagination that's always where our greatest levels of expression come from but if we control the human imagination with the smell of things that's where we get into you know. in one of his most dire. are warnings to us the optimist stephen hawking says a world where only a tiny super elite are capable of understanding advanced science and technology in its applications would be to my mind a dangerous and limited one. i seriously doubt whether long range beneficial projects such as cleaning up the oceans or curing diseases in the developing world would be given priority worse we could find the technology is used against us and that we might have no power to stop it. there is
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a threat to the human race in the misuse of these. awesome powers. and so to deal with that we have to become more conscious in our own doubt in the of choosing it under democracy so yes it's dangerous and that means we have to become more conscious on the positive side of it i've always thought that earth has given birth to a universal humanity i've always thought that as we heal the earth and free ourselves here from hunger disease and more we're going to discover that we can go beyond the planet. it is necessary if we are to fulfill the destiny of evolution within a to have the power of the artificial intelligence nanotech biotech quantum computing and all of. requiring us to have a deeper spirituality requiring us to what i feel about conscious evolution
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in pulse evolution going to get greater consciousness freedom and love for billions of years you could see him as purpose is to expand his ability to love her ability to love what does that mean quantifiable way of assessing and in our ability to love i mean how because obviously love is a very cultivated experience a very personal thing so is there any way to quantify that. expression of expanding love the way nature takes comes from dish order to higher order is through connecting separate parts to make a new whole greater than the sum of the parts. so as a system gets dysfunctional all these innovations in different fields arise and just take it right here on planet earth we have innovations in health education economic cetera at some point there is
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a tendency in nature for everything that rises to converge and i. and assuming convergence what's emerging. is possible can be facilitated and has that happens that culture of homo. doing this is so much greater than the sum of our part that we will know how to heal the earth free the people and explore the universe in the words of stephen hawking this is not the end of the story but just the beginning of what i hope will be billions of years of life flourishing in the cosmos truly there is no limit to consciousness nor the potentials of human creativity. so to answer the question who creates reality we do by our choices and our perceptions you know we change our brains in our d.n.a. . but the universe around. us one final question what do you think is our purpose
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then in terms of if we are really this consciousness is costly playing tricks on itself sensual our purpose i think is to give meaning to exists and once we give meaning to existence and once we agree and it becomes a reality and till such time that somebody comes along and says you know that meaning was not quite accurate. this is a bigger me and it goes on because consciousness is infinite we never get to the fundamental meaning of exists between.
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