Why is technology the future of thinking?

OMG, I just had an aneurism. Technology is the epochal limitation of thinking, as the technologization of the individual reduces the possibilities of that human for authentic modes of expression. Instead, the technology demands a certain mode of expression from us, and if we think that a computer thinks just because it can outwardly fool people into thinking

Is Computer Science a science?

Yes.Science is:Processes that provide reliable models for the prediction and control of the natural world;Models that result from the application of those processes; andApplication of those models.There is no fundamental requirement that science be reproducible, repeatable, or falsifiable. Suppose, for example, that you had a magic wand, and you waved

What are good and bad life choices?

Bad life choices are those that ultimately bring more pain and negativity to you and others than pleasure and positivity, wheares good choices are the opposite. Say, for example, you decide to try cocaine. The immediate effects are a lot of pleasure. In the long run though, that one decision often leads people into crippling debt, into

If the arxiv disappeared, would progress in theoretical physics grind to a halt?

It seems meaningful progress in theoretical physics has pretty much ground to a halt already. The arxiv gives a way for people to get around the censors and egotists in each field but the papers hardly get read. Even the journals are largely ignored except for a few trendy areas.

What do you expect will be absolutely unchanged in 20 years?

There are manual tasks that relatively few people do that would require substantial automation. There are still of these jobs around barrel coopers, farriers, cake decorators etc.

If the arxiv disappeared, would progress in theoretical physics grind to a halt?

It seems meaningful progress in theoretical physics has pretty much ground to a halt already. The arxiv gives a way for people to get around the censors and egotists in each field but the papers hardly get read. Even the journals are largely ignored except for a few trendy areas.

What is the most useful skill that a person could learn and practice?

CompassionMad at that fast food establishment messing up your order? Let it go.Mad that a service is taking too long? Let it go.There are so many situations that are out of our control, and taking your anger out on those around you won't fix the problem. Two wrongs don't make a right. Sure there are employees at establishments

What is life's greatest philosophy?

It's no use going back to yesterday, because i was a different person then.Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.Without deviation from the norms, progress is not possible.When what you hear and what you see do not match, trust your eyes.There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.Wise man speak

Why is it important for a teacher to have a philosophy of education?

Philosophy of education and its significance:Philosophy is very relevant to teachers in the field of education. Philosophy has shaped the system, structure, curriculum, participation and organisation since the time of Plato (427-347 BC), and Aristotle (384-322 BC). In fact, there have

What is Mark Zuckerberg's philosophy?

Mark Zuckerberg working on the following two strategies.       1. Set Short, Unreasonable Deadlines. Only be putting time pressure on both yourself and your staff are you likely to push both to achieve at an unusually fast rate. Follow normal, reasonable deadlines and your chances of being faster than your competitors are low. Time pressure almost

Will only the work of philosophers remain in a 100% IoT (Internet of Things) world?

It's not what most expect, but in my opinion its worth looking at as a casual idea selected responsibly.Then again, most real work these days seems to be done in the sciences.But if philosophy is more suited to paradise than science, then we will either have a lot of philosophy, or an alternative to paradise.

Is social media good or bad?

In the world of digitization, social media plays a very important part in getting connected with people in remote places as well as reaching out to your targeted audiences in terms of your business.Social media is what you make out of it and how you use it.Benefits· Connects people· Equal voice·

How can teachers teach students how to know themselves?

There is a number of free online platforms that can help students (say, for middle and high school students) understand concepts on their own. The best one - that I know of - is Khan Academy (please google it - putting the

What is Mark Zuckerberg's philosophy?

Mark Zuckerberg working on the following two strategies.       1. Set Short, Unreasonable Deadlines. Only be putting time pressure on both yourself and your staff are you likely to push both to achieve at an unusually fast rate. Follow normal, reasonable deadlines and your chances of being faster than your competitors are low. Time pressure almost

How can teachers teach students how to know themselves?

There is a number of free online platforms that can help students (say, for middle and high school students) understand concepts on their own. The best one - that I know of - is Khan Academy (please google it - putting the

Is philosophy part of life?

Of course philosophy is part of life. Anything that living beings do is part of life.Philosophy, science, and religion all begin with human puzzlement and curiosity. We wonder about things we don't understand and grope toward explanations. I believe that our first and fundamental way of explaining things is by attributing them to agents.When

Is social media good or bad?

In the world of digitization, social media plays a very important part in getting connected with people in remote places as well as reaching out to your targeted audiences in terms of your business.Social media is what you make out of it and how you use it.Benefits· Connects people· Equal voice·

How do atoms form thoughts? Does a thought exist or even weigh anything?

Nobody knows how atoms form thoughts. Scientists have ideas about it; they view thinking as a kind of computation that happens in the brain, and it's pretty clear in principle how neurons turning on and off (actually just turning up and down) other neurons can lead to computation. But the details are deeply mysterious and will remain so for

Philosophy of Science: Can I convert time to space and/or vice versa?

Time is defined in a variety of ways but I'm not aware of any conceptual framework that treats space and time as interchangeable entities in the same sense that energy and matter are treated. General relativity combines space and time into a single entity called spacetime. In this framework, space is

What travels faster, the speed of light or the speed of thoughts?

The "speed of thought" is presumably maximally bounded by the same fundamental laws that govern the passage of electricity through a conductive substance. An electrical current will pass through a conductive element at almost the speed of light. So even if the neurons that collectively

Are there evil people?

I don't believe in good or evil.There are merely karmic instruments.Some violate our perceptions of what that means, or our own personal identity through their violence, which is always regrettable; and yet remains karmic in nature.The problem of evil isn't really a problem when you see it from a larger perspective than a selfish one.If I'm overly

What are some radical and rational thoughts you have for this world and try to explain the philosophy, behind your picture?

Firstly, I find no factual reason why humans are more intrinsically valuable than an entire biosphere. In terms of ambiant data, we are in fact far less so. Thus, in order to preserve our delicate and fascinating planet, some large fraction of the human

Can space exist without time?

No problem. Everything exists just fine without some

Do epiphenomenalists still exist?

In my experience as a philosophy student, I have come across a book called The Phenomenology Reader.In it, Paul Ricoeur raises a devastating argument against the tradition of phenomenology, saying it lacks the criteria to assess its own principles.However, that argument may already have

What is the cause of dehumanization and how do you help humanize a person who has been dehumanized?

First of all, let's define the word 'dehumanization' to avoid confusion and misunderstandings. In my answer, the word will be defined as 'taking away human rights from another individual', where 'human rights' refers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is because every

How and why do people seriously deny the Holocaust?

TL;DR:People don't deny the Holocaust seriouslyHolocaust denial is profitable and popularSerious people don't deny the Holocaust, even if they doubt it.WARNING: This may become the mother of the long answers. Stop here if you don't have the time to read it lightly.


What was Space Jam really about?

The film attempts to provide a reasonable motive for Jordan's return to the sport, after so many years.Which in this case is an alien threat, and involves a "cartoonish" world that violates the laws of physics, and Michael's presence in that dimension ends up causing a kind of rupture, or a Jam, in space

Do you believe in Layers Theory?

This description reminds of the "integral philosophy" that Ken Wilbur describes in "A Brief History of Everything". Wilbur often gets classified under the "new age" label, and at times he does get a little carried away, speculating about phenomena that have very little evidence to support their occurrence. BUT!!! The core philosophy that he expounds is the most convincing

What will this mean for humanity in the future? Is this good?

It is great, we need to move away from polluting the planet and will need more and more energy also new space propulsion systems, the real problem of course is not the lack of alternatives but the faulty human right brain it generates anxiety, most mental

Do you agree with the theory that morality is a matter of personal likes and dislike?

Personal within the individual, public within a collective. And what matters for you may not ever matter for another, so what matters within a group may not reflect what matters for another group.So we glue to morality that matters the most for us, which can be simply translated as a question

What is the science behind enjoyment?

Enjoyment is something the brain finds to be positively reinforcing, which basically means that you like something enough that it promotes and reinforces behavior that can provide a repeat of the good feeling. The brain has a system of structures that mediate the emotion of positive reinforcement. This system runs on two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine

What's it called when you're creative and logical?

In medieval times, it would be called

Can the US have a just war?

First, a fallacy in your details: It is treason to break the laws of the country in order to download these so-called 'basic details.' It's called espionage. Also, in regards to Wikileaks posting such details, they are a foreign organization who

Why do humans look for patterns in everything?

This answer provides some background to patterns: Frank Heile's answer to What is a pattern? We live moment to moment and given the massive amounts of sensory data we receive, it would be exhausting to construct and predict each moment and what we have to do. Imagine taking a walk down your

If nothing is something, can there never be nothing?

Yes. For people who are used to function in this densed reality, Nothing will mean emptiness. Everything that arise will fall to Nothingness (Empty).When you start to detach your perception of this world into higher truth, something and nothing cannot be separated. They are like

Can you prove anything in philosophy?

Yes, I can prove we need to teach it. I submit this question as proof. (Sorry OP)Is this question intended to ask:Is philosophy capable of producing proof?OrCan philosophy prove all possible propositions?We live in a complicated world, The current election cycle, Brexit, the banking crisis and the risk of another all trace back

How is motion related to balance (in the way of a spinning top or a motorcycle)?

The gyroscopic forces due to the spinning wheels play a secondary part in balancing a motorcycle. The primary balancing is by steering the wheels to be under the motorcycle. This is way you balance a broom upside down on your hand. It's what

What is Mark Zuckerberg's philosophy?

Mark Zuckerberg working on the following two strategies.       1. Set Short, Unreasonable Deadlines. Only be putting time pressure on both yourself and your staff are you likely to push both to achieve at an unusually fast rate. Follow normal, reasonable deadlines and your chances of being faster than your competitors are low. Time pressure almost

Where would we stand if a more advanced life form existed and approached us?

Any smart species is going to very carefully avoid any contact with Earth life.A basic question is - Earth life and alien life consume each other? If they can, then plagues will sweep through both ecosystems, slaughtering billions. If they can't, then

Can philosophy defy science on a scientifically proved fact?

The folks who have responded so far don't appear to have read any philosophy of science, so I'll take a stab at this.Your question assumes the existence of "facts" that have a characteristic that they can be "scientifically proved".  As a scientist, I'm at a loss as to how one would go about doing this.  I work

What was Space Jam really about?

The film attempts to provide a reasonable motive for Jordan's return to the sport, after so many years.Which in this case is an alien threat, and involves a "cartoonish" world that violates the laws of physics, and Michael's presence in that dimension ends up causing a kind of rupture, or a Jam, in space

What travels faster, the speed of light or the speed of thoughts?

The "speed of thought" is presumably maximally bounded by the same fundamental laws that govern the passage of electricity through a conductive substance. An electrical current will pass through a conductive element at almost the speed of light. So even if the neurons that collectively

How are philosophy and mathematics related?

Some of mathematics employs a mode of reasoning (proof from postulates)  that can be employed in broad philosophical contexts.  For example Spinoza employed Euclidean style proofs in his theology and ethics.

Is human life insignificant?

Human life is not insignifcant, by the very act of living and dying you are affecting everything in existence, whether major or minor, and as such are being affected by everything in existence. You live and the world feels it, this is