Physical reality and mind with Chris Fields
This episode is with Chris Fields. He is an independent scientist with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. Here we talk about what is a self?, nature of consciousness, physical reality, quantum field theory, panpsychism, boundaries of cognition, complex systems and a theory of consciousness.
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00:00:53 What is a self?
00:06:13 Difference between a self of a bacteria and human?
00:11:20 Self and a mind
00:14:22 Consciousness and a self
00:22:25 Boundaries of cognition
00:26:40 Properties of LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor)
00:34:22 Memory and information in a system
00:39:24 How far we can stretch the understanding of boundaries?
00:43:16 Quantum fields
00:45:14 Where is a self in the transitions of matter?
00:51:31 Language trap in exploring consciousness
00:56:20 Scale of consciousness
01:05:20 Attributing consciousness to chemistry
01:07:20 Consciousness during the development of a human
01:11:11 What would it mean to have a theory of consciousness?
01:16:17 Experience of larger and complex systems
01:20:03 Understanding complexity
01:27:48 Building complex systems like AI
01:32:32 What makes internet so complex?
01:35:34 Mike Levin's work to create Xenobots
01:41:00 Creating artificial bacteria
01:45:26 Origin of life
01:49:09 Major questions that Chris is exploring
01:54:08 Thank you!
Music by: Ahmed Hassan (https://www.youtube.com/@2ays577/featured)