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Sep 15, 2021

Jaron Lanier — Is Consciousness an Ultimate Fact?

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, virtual reality

Is there something special about consciousness? Can our inner subjective experience—the sight of purple, smell of cheese, sound of Bach—ever be explained in purely physical terms? Even in principle? Most scientists see consciousness as a science problem to solve. Some philosophers claim that consciousness can never be explained in terms of current science.

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Jaron Zepel Lanier is an American computer scientist, best known for popularizing the term virtual reality (VR).

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