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Nov 20, 2012 — According to some very smart people, the odds are overwhelming that you are just self-conscious software in a giant simulation. Sorry. Take a look around; just how real does everything look? Reality, however real, may just not be what you think it is.
Nov 14, 2012 — Human-machine integration looms on the horizon, with a promise to redefine who we are as people. Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is an apostle of the coming Singularity, a time when it is envisioned that technology will advance to the point that life is redefined as something other than what we know and experience today.
Oct 12, 2012 — Can natural science find a place for us in its vision of the cosmos? Thomas Nagel, in a new book, demands we take this question seriously. He is right to do so.