8 Criticisms of Christof Koch’s Consciousness + Panpsychism

I’m watching a TEDx talk by Christof Koch ‘The Scientific Pursuit of Consciousness’. Christof Koch is a prominent Neuroscientist and says that since he was a child he had always thought that dogs have consciousness as they seem to display emotions such as hunger, anger, and anxiousness. Appalled by the Christian view that only humans have souls and go to the afterlife, he always thought there must be some place for

Panexperientialism Vs Panpsychism Vs Animism – Outlined in a Table

I have been doing some reading and research around these ideas and it seems that Panexperientialism is often confused with related ideas of Panpsychism and Animism that have been around for a long time. For the sake clarity I have attempted to summarize the differences in the table below (further explanations, especially with regards to Panexperientialism, can be found below it): Panpsychism Panpsychism is the view that everything in the universe

Cybernetic Epistemology: How machines gain knowledge

The two seemingly different domains of cybernetics and epistemology have an intriguing fusion in the concept of cybernetic epistemology. Cybernetics: Cybernetics we know is the study of self governing and self-organizing Systems. See Cybernetic Theory. Epistemology: Epistemology is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature and scope of of knowledge. So for example in epistemology we ask questions like what knowledge is, how it is acquired, what are the

A Quick Explanation of Cybernetic Theory With 2 Examples

Cybernetics is the scientific study of self-governing / self regulating systems. Cybernetic theory was first conceptualized by Plato as the study of self governance by people. Nowadays cybernetics is generally used in context to artificial intelligence. However cybernetic Theory can be applied to a multitude of other disciplines for example biology and even psychology. Biological Cybernetic Theory Example: The concept of homeostasis in human biology and biology in general is

Imagine A World In Which Humans Talk To Machines

Can you imagine a world in which humans talk to machines? Like we’ve all seen in so many sci-fi, futuristic movies, and games. These could be droids like C-3PO from Star Wars or the bartender from Passengers. Virtual artificial entities like in Mass effect or holographic representation like in the movie The Time Machine. It would be epic and cool, to say the least. We are beginning to Imagine a

5 Artificial Intelligence Basics That Will Make Your Head Spin

So I’m going to start from the ground up, in-order to build an object that is intelligent what are the basic requirements I need to achieve? we will call these the artificial intelligence basics. Looking at the concept of artificial intelligence, there are many confusions, so for clarity let’s divide what I want to build into 2 broad categories: The practical / real life scenario. We’ll call this “Artificial Intelligence

First Let’s look at the odd concept of artificial intelligence

Simply put the concept of artificial intelligence is strange in that it is counter-intuitive. I believe in general we have started to formulate certain ideas of what it means to be intelligent at the level of software and machines which are erroneous in their essence. This is because we get carried away by the term ‘Intelligence’, which we normally conceptualize in it’s human form. It’s the same type of mistake

Welcome to MetaScientist.com

I’m Fizan and I decided to create this blog/website to discuss alluring and intriguing subjects which at times may be very strange or even provocative, nothing is off-limits. However I intend to be critical and brutally honest in my insights and encourage my readers to be the same. The topics I have in mind are artificial intelligence, virtual reality, human psyche, consciousness, the future, strange phenomena and fundamental philosophical questions.