Axons and Axioms Episode 3- The Matrix Revolutions [Brain in a Vat]

In this episode we ask a provocative question: Given what we know about the brain, is it possible that we live in “The Matrix?” Tim argues that, if all our brains are doing is using sensory information to validate an internal model of the outside world, then as long as those expectations are being met in the right way, it would be theoretically feasible to simulate them. Is it really that far fetched that these could be replaced with artificial wires and sensors? In fact, we’re already starting to do that in neuroscience right now.