Here’s Max Tegmark talking about our significance within the Universe. I don’t happen to share his view that we are likely alone in the Universe for some of the same reasons stated by a questioner mid-way through the Q&A session at the end of the talk.
I share this talk because it’s an interesting perspective on life on Earth and because of Tegmark’s remarks about the importance of subjective consciousness. What Tegmark essentially says is that should we succeed in sowing the seeds of our progeny across the Universe, it would be a horrendous waste if these entities were somehow just a form of unconscious zombies without the capacity for self-reflective, subjective consciousness. He gets to this part of the talk at minute 31:34 should you just want to jump to this set of insights.
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing this originally, martin shervington.
Originally shared by martin shervington
The Future of Life.
This guy, Max Tegmark, is great.
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And note at the 5 mins mark how he seems to mumble, ‘before we became aware of parallel Universes…’
TimeTip: Watch with subtitles, on 1.5 if you are short of time.