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Panpsychism: The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility — Quartz
"Panpsychism doesn’t necessarily imply that every inanimate object is conscious. “Panpsychists usually don’t take tables and other artifacts to be conscious as a whole,” writes Hedda Hassel Mørch, a philosophy researcher at New York University’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, in an email. “Rather, the table could be understood as a collection of particles that each have their own very simple form of consciousness.”"
philosophy  philosophy-consciousness  physics  metaphysics 
february 2018 by daguti
Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?
A philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might actually be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call, The Lattice. Also see: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/12/physicists-universe-simulation-test-university-of-washington-matrix_n_2282745.html
physics  philosophy  physics-meta  reality-actual  philosophy-consciousness  reality-virtual 
december 2012 by daguti
Are You A Simulation? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
According to some academics, the odds are overwhelming that you are just self-conscious software in a giant simulation.
physics-meta  people-smart  long-term-thinking  technology  philosophy  reality-actual  physics  philosophy-consciousness  reality-virtual 
november 2012 by daguti
Albert Einstein quotes
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
people-albert-einstein  quotes  life  life-affirming  philosophy-consciousness 
june 2010 by daguti
Space Euphoria: Do Our Brains Change When We Travel in Outer Space?
"In February 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”. describes a profound sense of universal connectedness. a feeing of bliss, timelessness, and connectedness began..." ------- Also see Upworthy.com bookmark from 2/21/2013 with a 19 minute video on the Overview Effect.
planet-earth  mind  life-affirming  space  brain  philosophy-consciousness 
may 2008 by daguti

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