Joscha Back: Nature of Reality, Dreams, and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast #212

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Here’s my conversation with Joscha Bach, a cognitive scientist, AI researcher, and philosopher. This is his 2nd time on the podcast. His is one of the most fascinating & brilliant biological neural networks in the world, fine-tuned for discourse on topics of cognition and consciousness.

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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
0:33 - Life is hard
2:56 - Consciousness
9:42 - What is life?
19:51 - Free will
33:56 - Simulation
36:06 - Base layer of reality
51:42 - Boston Dynamics
1:00:01 - Engineering consciousness
1:10:30 - Suffering
1:19:24 - Postmodernism
1:23:43 - Psychedelics
1:36:57 - GPT-3
1:45:40 - GPT-4
1:52:05 - OpenAI Codex
1:54:20 - Humans vs AI: Who is more dangerous?
2:11:04 - Hitler
2:16:01 - Autonomous weapon systems
2:23:29 - Mark Zuckerberg
2:29:04 - Love
2:43:18 - Michael Malice and anarchism
3:00:15 - Love
3:04:23 - Advice for young people
3:09:00 - Meaning of life