Wed Sep 05, 2018 · 201 words

This once came across my Facebook feed

The thing about working with AI is that I very often end up wondering how the human brain works. And even though it has been a subject of discussion in pop media as well as religion there is this one thing that gets me every single time I think about it.

Everything that you call reality, what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch, are a bunch of electric impulses inside your brain. We think we know what reality is, but all we have is a model of the world built by our brain using the inputs from our sense organs. Remember when the internet was divided over the “the dress” and more recently “Yanny or Laurel” ?. What if everyone had only seen the dress as white and gold ? Would that mean the dress was actually white and gold ? What if reality was an illusion that affected all of us equally ? Would we ever be able to distinguish between reality and an illusion ?

What we call reality solely exists within that 2 pound mass of tissue inside our skull.

If this isn’t jaw dropping, I don’t know what is.

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