Getting Reality Wrong

Slide1Phil and Stephen discuss why “reality” is a trickier proposition than we think.
A neuroscientist says your ‘reality’ could be entirely different from the person sitting next to you — and you’ll never know how much

The broader point that Eagleman is working towards here is that everyone’s reality is subjective. We’re all trapped in our own brains but laughably confident that we’re experiencing the world as it truly is.

A Theory of Reality as More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Agency doesn’t exist among the atoms, and so reductionism suggests agents don’t exist at all….Hoel’s theory, called “causal emergence,” roundly rejects this reductionist assumption.

 

The Impossible Mathematics of the Real World

Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.

 

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.