Integrating Consciousness into Science

Right now you have a movie playing inside your head,” says philosopher David Chalmers. It’s an amazing movie, with 3D, smell, taste, touch, a sense of body, pain, hunger, emotions, memories, and a constant voice-over narrative. “At the heart of this movie is you, experiencing this, directly. This movie is your stream of consciousness, experience of the mind and the world.” Continue reading

Augmented Reality: A Glimpse of the Future

What if technology could connect us more deeply with our surroundings instead of distracting us from the real world? Continue reading

Learning from the Ants

Here is a fascinating Ted talk by ecologist Deborah Gordon about the operations of ants.  Believe it or not, they multi-task and get things done without any leaders, language or memory.  So, how do they do it? By studying how ant colonies work without any one leader, Deborah Gordon has identified striking similarities in how ant colonies, brains, cells and computer networks regulate themselves.  Watch! Continue reading

Moral Behavior in Animals

Human Nature may really be Living Nature.  Find out WHY in the Ted Talk, where animal researcher Dr. Frans de Waal discusses the moral behavior in animals. Continue reading

Robots Show Consciousness

Scientists at the Rensselaer AI and Reasoning Lab (RAIR) in New York experimented with three NAO robots to demonstrate self-awareness. Continue reading