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Michael Levin: Consciousness, Cognition, Biology, Emergence
02:18:45

Michael Levin: Consciousness, Cognition, Biology, Emergence

Michael Levin is an American developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University, where he is the Vannevar Bush Distinguished Professor. Levin is a director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University and Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology. He is also co-director of the Institute for Computationally Designed Organisms with Josh Bongard. Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Join TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Thanks to Ekkolapto! Ekkolapto is thinkubator that creates ecosystems for the most creatively intelligent to discuss their most unorthodox, interdisciplinary ideas to a critically receptive audience. Visit Ekkolapto at https://ekkolapto.org Links Mentioned: Michael’s paper on cognition - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7935032/pdf/rstb.2019.0750.pdf Gabriele Carcassi Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VNW7NHwnuM Michael Levin’s blog post on advice - https://thoughtforms.life/what-advice-do-i-give-to-my-students/ TOE ep with Levin, Tung and Gumuskaya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG6GIzNM0aM TOE ep with Levin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0TNfysTazc TOE ep with Bach and Levin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgMFnfB5E_A TOE ep with Lang, Friston and Levin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6eJ44Jq_pw TOE ep with Iain McGilchrist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-SgOwc6Pe4 Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 00:30 - Biggest Myths of Biology 07:18 - Tying Michael's Work Together 35:25 - Who Are We (Humans)? 56:10 - Cognition 01:14:10 - Conscious Agents 01:33:25 - Bioelectricity and Cancer 02:16:15 - Support TOE Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #science #biology
The Life of Alexander Grothendieck & Topos Theory | Colin McLarty
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The Life of Alexander Grothendieck & Topos Theory | Colin McLarty

Colin McLarty is an American philosopher and mathematician renowned for his contributions to category theory, particularly in the philosophy of mathematics, and for his role as a leading scholar on the works of mathematician Saunders Mac Lane. Curt's "String Theory Iceberg": https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY Join TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Journey Into Math 03:40 - Students 06:35 - Richard Borcherds 16:25 - Grothendieck in Kansas 20:07 - His Special Powers 21:00 - Teaching 24:30 - Manifolds 27:15 - Accomplishments of Grothendieck 39:52 - Perelman 43:25 - Topos Theory 59:20 - Fermat's Last Theorem 01:11:20 - Goedel's Theorem 01:32:10 - One Question For Grothendieck 01:38:30 - Support TOE Links Mentioned: - Richard Borcherds YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu15ZbxxnUQ - Fermat's Last Theorem Paper: https://philpapers.org/rec/MCLWDI-2 - Calculus on Manifolds (Spivak): https://amzn.to/3RkIVBy - Lectures on Analysis (Princeton Lectures on Analysis) (Stein, Shakarchi): https://amzn.to/4b1Aj9Z - Feynman Lectures on Physics: https://amzn.to/3VnPjJe Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #science #math
Fay Dowker: Causal Set Theory, Quantum Gravity, Consciousness, Non-Locality, Stephen Hawking
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Fay Dowker: Causal Set Theory, Quantum Gravity, Consciousness, Non-Locality, Stephen Hawking

Fay Dowker is a physicist and is currently a professor of Theoretical Physics and a member of the Theoretical Physics Group at Imperial College London and a Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute. Fay conducts research in a number of areas of theoretical physics including quantum gravity and causal set theory. Curt's "String Theory Iceberg": https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY Join TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - General Relativity & Quantum Theory 03:15 - Quantum Field Theory 04:59 - Linearized Gravity 07:10 - Quantum Gravity 12:50 - Working With Stephen Hawking 22:45 - Causal Set Theory (Quantum Gravity) 36:00 - Quantization 40:19 - Non-Locality 45:40 - What Makes a Quantum Theory 48:10 - Landmark Results From Causal Set Theory 56:19 - Technical Difficulties 01:00:19 - Quantum Mechanics 01:07:05 - Quantum Definition of the Physical World 01:12:45 - Consciousness 01:33:20 - Unifying Gravity with Other Forces 01:38:00 - Spinners 01:41:07 - Causal Dynamical Triangulations 01:45:10 - Advice 01:48:00 - Support TOE Links Mentioned: - https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/hartle-c24 Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #science #physics
Alfonso Martinez Arias: Richard Dawkins, Morphogenesis, Epigenetics, Genes, Cell Biology
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Alfonso Martinez Arias: Richard Dawkins, Morphogenesis, Epigenetics, Genes, Cell Biology

Alfonso Martinez Arias is ICREA Research Professor in the department of systems bioengineering of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The recipient of numerous awards, he is co-author of the biology textbook Principles of Development, which was awarded the Royal Society of Biology book prize. Curt's "String Theory Iceberg": https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY Join TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Worldview / Weltanschauung 09:51 - Dawkins Selfish Gene Hypothesis is Incomplete 12:45 - Cell Biology 16:58 - Nature vs. Nurture vs. ? 18:10 - Genetic Determinism 25:58 - Morphogenesis / Imaginale Disks 32:30 - Michael Levin’s Work 41:04 - Contentious Views 52:55 - Consciousness 55:00 - Emergent Properties in Biology 01:00:47 - Cellular Autonomy 01:06:51 - Bodily Regulation 01:10:35 - Selection vs. Evolution 01:14:10 - Neo-Darwinism 01:18:54 - Alfonso’s First Publication 01:22:09 - Alfonso’s Legacy 01:23:58 - Big Questions 01:29:00 - Support TOE Links Mentioned: - The Master Builder Book: https://amzn.to/4c91gJL - Principles of Development Book: https://amzn.to/4aNzP7b Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #science #biology
Carissa Véliz: Surveillance, Covid, Privacy, Data, Identity, Digital vs. Analog
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Carissa Véliz: Surveillance, Covid, Privacy, Data, Identity, Digital vs. Analog

Carissa Véliz is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Oxford University. Carissa shares the threats of the digital age on our privacy, how we can protect ourselves, and what's at stake in this emerging digital age. Links Mentioned: - Privacy is Power Book: https://amzn.to/3R9rljA - The Ethics of Privacy and Surveillance: https://amzn.to/4bHvjrY - The Hated One YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheHatedOne @TheHatedOne Curt's "String Theory Iceberg": https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY Timestamps: 00:00 - Digital Spying 04:17 - Ads 07:52 - Protect Your Privacy 09:02 - Nazi’s & the Dutch 12:22 - What Can Be Done? 15:01 - Getting Laws Passed 17:51 - Covid 20:33 - Free Will 22:00 - Behavior Principles 23:40 - Philosophers 24:25 - Walking & Talking 25:45 - Phones Off 27:33 - Personal Experiences 28:32 - Right to be Forgotten 34:15 - Advice 40:00 - Support TOE Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join
Mark Bailey: Disinformation, National Intelligence, Ai, What's Real?
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Mark Bailey: Disinformation, National Intelligence, Ai, What's Real?

This presentation was recorded at MindFest, held at Florida Atlantic University, CENTER FOR THE FUTURE MIND, spearheaded by Susan Schneider. Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ - Other Ai and Consciousness (Mindfest) TOE Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Mathematics of String Theory (Video): https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY
Michael Lynch: AGI, Truth Seeking, Humanity, Epistemic Shock, AI Risks
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Michael Lynch: AGI, Truth Seeking, Humanity, Epistemic Shock, AI Risks

This presentation was recorded at MindFest, held at Florida Atlantic University, CENTER FOR THE FUTURE MIND, spearheaded by Susan Schneider. Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 01:50 - AI Truth Seeking 04:42 - Epistemic Tools 12:54 - Epistemic Apocalypse 20:21 - AI and Social Integration 22:12 - Reflectively Using AI 24:48 - Agency 28:19 - Social Integration 33:21 - Objections 36:45 - Humanity’s Epistemic Condition 38:34 - Q&A 01:03:58 - Support TOE Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ - Other Ai and Consciousness (Mindfest) TOE Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Mathematics of String Theory (Video): https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY #ai #science #artificialintelligence
Top Chemist on Terrence Howard's JRE Episode "Chemistry is POETRY!" | Lee Cronin
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Top Chemist on Terrence Howard's JRE Episode "Chemistry is POETRY!" | Lee Cronin

Dear Terrence, TOE would love to have you on to discuss more! Please reach out and we can arrange a discussion to learn more about your ideas. (If anyone has access to Terrence please reach out to TOE. Thank you.) Curt Jaimungal and Lee Cronin openly discuss Terrence Howard's recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. This is NOT a debunking video. Curt and Lee review some clips from the Terrence JRE episode and discuss what is scientifically accurate and what still needs more review and what may be mistaken. This is meant to be an open minded yet scientifically accurate discussion. Let the open minded yet scientifically rigorous discussions continue! Crash Course on Theoretical Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os Curt's "String Theory Iceberg": https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #joerogan #terrencehoward #science
Sam Vaknin: Diagnosing Narcissism, Trauma, Fake Humans, Mysticism, Chronon Theory
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Sam Vaknin: Diagnosing Narcissism, Trauma, Fake Humans, Mysticism, Chronon Theory

Sam Vaknin is an Israeli writer and professor of psychology. He is the author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited (1999), was the last editor-in-chief of the now-defunct political news website Global Politician, and runs a private website about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). More about Sam Vaknin’s credentials and work: - https://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/rebuttal.html - https://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/mediakit.html - https://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/cv.html Regarding Sam's Chronon Field Theory: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWUr6wATLDk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AEEwYcWUuc Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Mental Disorders 03:53 - Sam’s Background 08:55 - “Who Am I?” 11:04 - What is Narcissism? 39:21 - Functional Narcissism 41:54 - Diagnosing Narcissism 46:00 - Uncanny Valley 56:00 - Dissociation 01:00:25 - Psychopath vs. Narcissist 01:03:29 - NPD Can’t Be Healed 01:10:14 - The Five Factors 01:12:30 - Childhood 01:13:57- Mind-Body Problem 01:26:10 - Wittgenstein / Internal States / Private Language 01:48:50 - Chronon Theory 01:51:30 - Outro Links Mentioned: - SAM'S BOOK Malignant Self Love: https://amzn.to/4bnvHMe - DSM Criteria: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/24291-diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-dsm-5 - Sam Vaknin Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@samvaknin Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #science #psychology
Bryan Johnson: Longevity, Meditation, Philosophies, Consciousness, Nature of Reality
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Bryan Johnson: Longevity, Meditation, Philosophies, Consciousness, Nature of Reality

Bryan Johnson is the world's most measured human. Johnson sold his company, Braintree Venmo, to PayPal for $800m in 2013. Through his Project Blueprint, Johnson has achieved metabolic health equal to the top 1.5% of 18 year olds, inflammation 66% lower than the average 10 year old, and reduced his speed of aging by the equivalent of 31 years. In today's episode, Curt is joined by Bryan Johnson to discuss areas such as longevity, sleep, meditation, and the philosophy behind Bryan's "Project Blueprint". Visit ekkolaptop at https://ekkolapto.org ! 🔗 BRYAN'S BLUEPRINT 🥦 Blueprint Stack - https://blueprint.bryanjohnson.com/products/the-blueprint-stack 🫒 Blueprint Extra Virgin Olive Oil - https://blueprint.bryanjohnson.com/products/premium-extra-virgin-olive-oil 🍫 Blueprint Cocoa - https://blueprint.bryanjohnson.com/products/cocoa-powder 🔗 BRYAN'S SOCIALS 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bryanjohnson_/ 📱TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@_bryan_johnson_ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/bryan_johnson 🧪 Website - https://bryanjohnson.com/ Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Bryan’s Role in the Longevity Movement 04:02 - LLMs 05:10 - Blueprint Data 06:45 - Misconceptions About Bryan 08:17 - Nature of Reality 10:56 - John Vervaeke 14:35 - Timescales 16:45 - Meditation 19:18 - Psychedelics 21:50 - How the World Views Bryan 24:45 - Dinners at Bryan’s House 27:16 - BPC-157 29:20 - Nootropics 30:06 - Ketamine 34:12 - Consciousness 44:14 - Faith & Truth 47:40 - “Don’t Die” 55:14 - Sauna 59:13 - NMN 01:01:33 - “Don’t Die” Nation State 01:09:58 - Rapamycin 01:12:30 - Caloric Restriction 01:16:38 - Coffee 01:18:04 - Mediterranean Diet 01:20:30 - Ashwagandha & L-Theanine 01:22:50 - Fruits 01:23:44 - Protein Intake 01:25:46 - TRT 01:26:58 - Most Unorthodox Opinion on Aging 01:27:48 - CRISPR 01:28:11 - Personal Practices 01:34:42 - Philosophies 01:37:58 - Sleep 01:40:00 - Bryan’s Final Message 01:42:22 - Outro Links Mentioned: - ekkolapto (Incubator for creative tech people): https://ekkolapto.org - "Don't Die" by Bryan Johnson: https://amzn.to/4aho60t - Curt's "Polymath" talk: https://youtu.be/YCkMyjzQDeg - https://protocol.bryanjohnson.com - John Vervaeke Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVj1KYGyesI - "Can She Survive My $2,000,000 Anti-Aging Routine?": https://youtu.be/QkQenoT-MzA Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join #longevity #health #science #philosophy
God, Infinity, The Sacred, Prayer, Relations vs. Objects | John Vervaeke
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God, Infinity, The Sacred, Prayer, Relations vs. Objects | John Vervaeke

The deepest dive into John Vervaeke's mind, with Curt Jaimungal. Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Vervaeke Foundation 03:23 - The Sacred 11:58 - Yoneda Lemma 18:36 - Reductionism 29:29 - Sentience 36:55 - Paradoxes 48:52 - Eastern and Western Religions 51:13 - Radical Ideas 54:40 - Dialogistical Practices 01:02:33 - Worldviews 01:07:05 - Prayer 01:16:05 - Core Insights 01:17:53 - Does Infinity Exist 01:19:20 - Prayer (continued) 01:27:12 - Reality Is Intelligible 01:39:24 - Belief In God 01:52:38 - What Drives John? 01:55:10 - Support TOE Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Graham Priest w/ Curt on Logic and Contradiction: https://youtu.be/ZGOMmGK4eeY - John's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@UCpqDUjTsof-kTNpnyWper_Q - Mindfest Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Jonathan Pageau Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6umrrokgeG4 - Bernardo Kastrup Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDE - Neoplatonism and the Path of Transformation: https://youtu.be/vazO36OnGKI #philosophy #spirituality #science
Google's Top AI Scientist on Consciousness via Quantum Superposition | Hartmut Neven
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Google's Top AI Scientist on Consciousness via Quantum Superposition | Hartmut Neven

In this talk at Mindfest 2024, Hartmut Neven proposes that conscious moments are generated by the formation of quantum superpositions, challenging traditional views on the origins of consciousness. This presentation was recorded at MindFest, held at Florida Atlantic University, CENTER FOR THE FUTURE MIND, spearheaded by Susan Schneider. Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 01:56 - Susan’s Intro 02:25 - Overview of Lecture 04:07 - Roger Penrose 12:42 - Generalized Penrose-Hameroff Conjecture 18:45 - Quantum Processes & Conscious Moments 22:09 - Quantum Biological Experiments 37:57 - Qualia & Brain Interface 40:13 - Turing Machines 44:50 - Q&A 01:00:40 - Outro Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ - Stuart Hameroff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_bQwdJir1o - Other Ai and Consciousness (Mindfest) TOE Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Mathematics of String Theory (Video): https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY - David Chalmers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9V1ryksnw - Scott Aaronson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16qJLGOXvw - National Intelligence University: https://www.ni-u.edu
The Subconscious, Free Will, Quantum Mechanics, Consciousness | George Musser
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The Subconscious, Free Will, Quantum Mechanics, Consciousness | George Musser

In this talk at Mindfest 2024, George Musser explores whether free will can exist in a universe governed by laws, suggesting that our limited understanding of quantum mechanics might offer the illusion of free will. George's Book (Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation): https://amzn.to/3QuRDfZ George's Book (The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory): https://amzn.to/44sVGit This presentation was recorded at MindFest, held at Florida Atlantic University, CENTER FOR THE FUTURE MIND, spearheaded by Susan Schneider. Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 01:58 - Curt Introduces George Musser 03:53 - Twin Hard Problems 14:01 - Penrose & Hameroff / Microtubules 18:31 - Free Will 24:42 - Determinism vs. Indeterminism 27:13 - Stuart Hameroff 31:08 - Defining Our Terms 33:30 - Testing Theories 37:22 - Subconscious 39:28 - Collapse of the Wave Function 44:24 - Selection Process 47:40 - Intuition 50:22 - Outro Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ - Other Ai and Consciousness (Mindfest) TOE Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Mathematics of String Theory (Video): https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY - David Chalmers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9V1ryksnw - Scott Aaronson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16qJLGOXvw - National Intelligence University: https://www.ni-u.edu - Scott's Paper: https://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec18.html - George's Book (Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation): https://amzn.to/3QuRDfZ
A Simulated Universe | David Chalmers and Scott Aaronson | Part 3
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A Simulated Universe | David Chalmers and Scott Aaronson | Part 3

Here is a panel between David Chalmers and Scott Aaronson at Mindfest 2024. This discussion covers the philosophical implications of the simulation hypothesis, exploring whether our reality might be a simulation and engaging with various perspectives on the topic. This presentation was recorded at MindFest, held at Florida Atlantic University, CENTER FOR THE FUTURE MIND, spearheaded by Susan Schneider. Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ Part 1 David Chalmers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9V1ryksnw Part 2 Scott Aaronson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16qJLGOXvw Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - Center for the Future Mind (Mindfest @ FAU): https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/ - Other Ai and Consciousness (Mindfest) TOE Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlOPw7Hqkc6-MXEMBy0fnZcb - Mathematics of String Theory (Video): https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY - David Chalmers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9V1ryksnw - Scott Aaronson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16qJLGOXvw - National Intelligence University: https://www.ni-u.edu
Tim Palmer: Non-Locality, Universe on a Fractal, Quantum Mechanics
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Tim Palmer: Non-Locality, Universe on a Fractal, Quantum Mechanics

Tim Palmer joins Curt Jaimungal to discuss the progress and persistent challenges in fundamental physics, touching on topics such as the successes of the Standard Model, the unresolved issues of quantum mechanics and general relativity, and the potential implications of quantum entanglement and non-locality for our understanding of the universe. Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Current State Of Physics 02:13 - General Relativity And Quantum Mechanics 19:47 - Non-Local Universe 29:13 - Impossible Worlds 34:36 - Bell’s Theorem 41:05 - Infinity 53:03 - Tim’s Theories 57:00 - Tim’s Book 01:03:17 - Local Laws Of Physics 01:05:59 - Fractals And Invariant Sets 01:08:07 - Billiard Balls And Infinity 01:22:38 - Cosmology 01:29:14 - “Something Deeper About Our Universe” 01:37:22 - Outro Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - NEIL TYSON EPISODE: https://youtu.be/HhWWlJFwTqs - CHIARA MARLETTO EPISODE: https://youtu.be/40CB12cj_aM - NEIL TUROK EPISODE - https://youtu.be/ZUp9x44N3uE - MAUDLIN Λ PALMER EPISODE: https://youtu.be/883R3JlZHXE - TIM'S BOOK (THE PRIMACY OF DOUBT): https://a.co/d/1IqMvfy #physics #science
The (Simple) Theory That Explains Everything | Neil Turok
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The (Simple) Theory That Explains Everything | Neil Turok

Physicist Neil Turok, recipient of the James Clerk Maxwell Medal and Prize, and the John Torrence Tate Award for International Leadership in Physics, joins Curt Jaimungal and Theories of Everything to discuss his new hypothesis regarding the origins of the universe. Building on Stephen Hawking's geometrical model, Turok proposes a theoretical approach that avoids the singularity at the Big Bang by suggesting a minimal, mirror universe scenario without requiring inflation. Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - The Big Bang Is A Mirror 15:40 - Minimalism In Physics 28:28 - Neil’s Theory “Minimalism SM LCDM” 31:20 - Fields Vs. Particles 49:15 - The Arrow Of Time (Bolztmann) 55:44 - Black Hole Singularity Vs. Big Bang Singularity 01:09:21 - Numerology And The Number 36 01:19:26 - Neil’s Theory Solves EVERYTHING 01:23:32 - What Do Other Scientists Think? 01:36:28 - The Dual Universe 01:44:14 - Predictions From Neil’s Theory 01:48:28 - What Motivates Neil? 01:52:20 - Wave Function Of The Universe 01:57:20 - Support TOE Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join Links Mentioned: - ICEBERG OF STRING THEORY: https://youtu.be/X4PdPnQuwjY - NEIL'S LECTURE: https://youtu.be/DP6F5QWA6CE - NEIL'S PAPER: https://arxiv.org/abs/2302.00344 - PERIMETER INSTITUTE: https://perimeterinstitute.ca/people/neil-turok - NEIL'S WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Turok
Nathaniel Kahn: James Webb Space Telescope, Filmmaking, Humanity, Art
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Nathaniel Kahn: James Webb Space Telescope, Filmmaking, Humanity, Art

Nathaniel Kahn joins Theories of Everything to discuss his artistic journey and the existential insights sparked by his filmmaking, exploring themes of human connection to the universe, the emotional impact of his work, and the intricate relationship between life, art, and the cosmos. Please check out Nathaniel's film Deep Sky - https://www.imax.com/en/co/news/deep-sky Consider signing up for TOEmail at https://www.curtjaimungal.org Timestamps: 00:00 - Who Are We? Where Did We Come From? 06:25 - IMAX (And The Death Of Film) 14:39 - The Power Of Films 27:09 - Our Place In The Universe 32:42 - Getting It Wrong In Film/Art 34:33 - Raising Money / Pursuing Art 40:45 - Nathaniel’s Film Influences 52:00 - The Making Of Deep Sky Film 01:02:23 - Advice For Filmmaking 01:18:42 - Outro Support TOE: - Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal (early access to ad-free audio episodes!) - Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE - PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE - TOE Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Follow TOE: - NEW Get my 'Top 10 TOEs' PDF + Weekly Personal Updates: https://www.curtjaimungal.org - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriesofeverythingpod - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoriesofeverything_ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt - Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 - Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e - Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w/join
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