Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Episode 92

The ninth and final episode in a series wherein Mark Taylor talks with me about the mind-body problem and the so-called "hard problem" of consciousness. We wrap up with a discussion of the Penrose-Hameroff "microtubule-based" theory that consciousness arises as a quantum mechanical phenomenon in the nervous system. I'm reminded of a strange story involving "theatrical physicist" Jack Sarfatti who has been pushing for the manufacture of "conscious computer chips" via nano-constructed synthetic microtubules (this involves a telephone call backwards through time from a computer intelligence in the future!).



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