Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Grandest Illusion of them All!

Or, the only way to solve the Hard Problem:

Admitting that it’s all an illusion does not solve the problem of consciousness but changes it completely. Instead of asking how neural impulses turn into conscious experiences, we must ask how the grand illusion gets constructed. This will prove no easy task, but unlike solving the Hard Problem it may at least be possible.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Solipsism syndrome and our modern world

Some environments are conducive to the state of mind, known as Solipsism Syndrome, in which a person feels that everything is a dream and is not real...

This state of mind can be easily produced in an environment where everything is artificial, where everything is like a theater stage, where every wish can be fulfilled by a push-button, and where there is nothing beyond the theater stage and beyond an individual's control...

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