The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch
1:25 start 13:41 there is no such thing as direct experience; there’s only ever interpreted experience 22:21 businesses are visions; money is just the means to the vision .. not the ends 30:13 shoes as technology; documentary Pants for All; we invent technology to offload perspiration 36:00 "spaceship earth" theory 45:30 paradox of Wigner’s friend
A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today’s great thinkers.
Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life’s mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous.
Our guest is a multiple award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation and argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavour.
This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach. We are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.
He applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and…