The recent awarding of Saudi citizenship to an android named Sophia raises a strange and unexpectedly pressing theological question.
Fragments of the past are for the first time on tap, not stored away in boxes.
An innovation aimed at helping premature babies survive spurred wild, dystopian speculation — and left both physiology and technology in the dust.
If we assume that super-advanced civilizations like to run simulations, then yes, chances are we are living a simulated reality.
It has nothing to do with food.
Before you preorder that new iPhone X, let The School of Life remind you of all the things smartphones can't help you do — like connect with your loved ones, commune with nature and accept the inevitability of death.
What philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
What lies beyond our universe? What is our universe expanding into? Will our universe expand forever? These are natural questions to ask. But there is an even deeper question at play here. Fundamentally what we really want to know is: Is there a boundary to our knowledge? Are there fundamental limits to science?
By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes.
Just because we could do something doesn’t mean we should. We must first ask: Is there anything wrong with humanity reshaping Mars for its own ends?
Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism.
A toggle switch allows me to decide whether the 'old me' on Mars is preserved or destroyed after I teleport back home. It’s this decision that is causing me to hesitate.
The Greek color experience was made of movement and shimmer. Can we ever glimpse what they saw when gazing out to sea?
A black philosopher at Texas A&M thought forcing a public discussion about race and violence was his job. Turns out people didn’t want to hear it.
Look, our tiny place and short time in the universe is relatively insignificant. And if that fills you with existential dread, allow optimistic nihilism to quell your fears.
Scholars have spent years analyzing the corporation’s vast digital archive. What have they discovered?
Does being unfaithful always mean you've got contempt for the relationship you're in? A romanticist would tell you "yes" even if you remain deeply committed to your partner after the act.
To stoics, everything around us is cause and effect, resulting in a structured universe that we can approach with thoughtfulness and control.
Castigating artistic engagement with another culture is a secular version of charging blasphemy.
Now that we think about it, Plato's theory of forms is indeed "fairly wack."
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