The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

Donald Hoffman explains how our perceptions have evolved to become like a computer interface.

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Life as a game

Imagine life was just a game and it had the following rule: The primary rule was you are not allowed to know you are playing. How do you enter a game that you can’t know you are ever playing?

Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.