Why asking if killer robots dream is so important

Morning Brew on unsplash. The news article on Ozy is classic clickbait but behind it lies and all-important question: what is consciousness and where does it come from? That’s the question the Top-Down or Bottom-Up publication is addressing. The fear driven by such headlines and stories demonstrates there is reason for urgency in understanding consciousness better.



Is consciousness produced by the physical material of the brain or is it “something more?” The issue is a major dividing line between physicalists and anti-physicalists with big implications for our culture and values.

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Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, mostly-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.