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Quantum Philosophy: 4 Ways Physics Will Challenge Your Reality

Quantum Philosophy: 4 Ways Physics Will Challenge Your Reality

Imagine opening the weekend paper and looking through the puzzle pages for the Sudoku. You spend your morning working through this logic puzzle, only to realise by the last few squares there’s no consistent way to finish it. “I must have made a mistake,” you think. So you try again,…

If a Robot is Conscious, is it Okay to Turn it Off?

If a Robot is Conscious, is it Okay to Turn it Off?

In the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Measure of a Man,” Data, an android crew member of the Enterprise, is to be dismantled for research purposes unless Captain Picard can argue that Data deserves the same rights as a human being. Naturally the question arises: What is the…