Category: Mind

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Monday that humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg. Musk explained what he meant by saying that computers can communicate at “a trillion bits...

String theory – Brian Greene

String theory – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that miniscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Scientists and philosophers like to think that they’re very sober, rational people who are above the need to advertise. And yet, if you look closely you’ll see that they often go to great lengths...

Why You Shouldn’t Fear AI

Why You Shouldn’t Fear AI

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned us of the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, but is AI really going to be the downfall of humanity?

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

Our brains as hard drives — could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Our brains as hard drives — could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Indeed, our growing understanding of how memories are formed is pushing us toward a day when we’ll be able to scrub disturbing memories from our minds, or even replace them with experiences and skills...

Addiction

Addiction

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.