Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Why You Should Study Risk Taking, Not Risk Management
Live from RiskMinds International, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Trader and Scholar & Risk Engineer at NYU-Tandon School, shares his thoughts on our understanding of risk, the human factor, and what our grandmothers got right.Read More
Lab-Grown Brain Learns Pong – Is This Biological Neural Network “Sentient”?
- November 11, 2022
A leading neuroscientist claims that a pong-playing clump of about a million neurons is “sentient”. What does that mean? Why did they teach a lab-grown brain to play pong? To study biological self-organization at the root of life, intelligence, and consciousness.Read More
Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination? – with Anil Seth
- September 30, 2022
It’s been a while since the last “Philosophy Friday” post. Lately, I have been wondering about the nature of reality after doing more exploration of virtual worlds from Second Life to sandbox games like GTA. How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness? Anil Seth argues, using innovative combinations of theory and […]Read More
What is “Nothing”?
- September 27, 2022
- is vacuum nothing
- levels of nothing
- science without the gobbledygook
- vacuum physics
- what is nothing
- what is vacuum
- why is there something and not nothing
- why is there something instead of nothing
- why is there something rather than nothing
This video spans the realms of physics and philosophy and was inspired by “Levels of Nothing” by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, in the book “The Mystery of Existence: Why is there Anything At All” by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn.Read More
What is a Number?
For Philosophy Friday let’s ask the question: what is a number? ,Read More
Why the ‘Unreasonable Effectiveness’ of Mathematics?
- January 22, 2021
- American Mathematical Society
- closer to truth
- Eugene Wigner
- evolution of the universe
- Institute for Advanced Study
- life's big questions
- Lost In Math
- mathematical physics
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
- philosophy of mathematics
- quantum gravity
- Quantum Physics
- robert lawrence kuhn
- Sabine Hossenfelder
- search for purpose
- Unreasonable Effectiveness
- Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics
What is it about mathematics that it can describe so accurately the world around us? In this talk that straddles the border of hard science and philosophy, Sabine Hossenfelder explains. From quantum physics, the very smallest features and forces of the foundations of matter and energy, to cosmology, the very largest structures and forces of […]Read More
How Does Matter Give Rise To Consciousness?
Sam Harris ponders how matter gives rise to consciousness?Read More
Physics Says That We Don’t Have Free Will?!
Sabine Hossenfelder explains why free will is incompatible with the currently known laws of nature and why the idea makes no sense anyway. Compare this with John-Paul Sartre’s “We are condemned to be free.” Sounds like a perfect debate topic for Philosophy Friday here on Frank’s World. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro and Content Summary 0:30 […]Read More
Could You Ever Upload Your Mind Into A Computer?
Philosophy Tube explores what the future holds for consciousness, compute, and AI. What does this mean? Biology meets computer science meets philosophy! Following a discussion between Antonio Damasio and Aubrey de Grey I was inspired to talk about minds and brains, computers, artificial intelligence, and technology! It’s these mash-ups of different fields and disciplines that […]Read More