Dr. Ken Hayworth: If We Can Build A Brain, What Is The Future Of I? (Part 3)
“I want to be clear that, you know, science is science and it doesn’t really talk that directly about morality and about how people are supposed to interact with each other.”
–Dr. Ken Hayworth, taking a step back to acknowledge that his interview had taken a definite turn into the realm of philosophy.
Advances in cognitive science and neuroscience in the 20th century lead to a revitalization of philosophical and scientific debates on consciousness and the self. But for all the skirmishes between ‘dualists’ and ‘physicalists,’ and despite disputes about ‘philosophical zombies,’ these core existential questions remained mostly academic, irrelevant to the day-to-day lives of most of the Earth’s population. But if one existed in a world in which brains could be built, minds could be uploaded and memories could be preserved, would these questions seem so abstract?
In this film Dr. Ken Hayworth envisions a future that will increasingly prompt individuals to reassess their understanding of elements of daily life that are as rudimentary as “I” and “You.” What might be the implications of such a challenge, both in terms of how we view ourselves and in how we treat one another?
Source: Galactic Public Archives
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– Singularity News
– Singularity (Transhuman, Posthuman) Books