Philosophy vs. Improv #63: Virtual Socrates w/ David Chalmers

The New York University Prof and author of many influential books including the new Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy joins Mark and Bill to simulate debates about AI, cybersex, actor vs. character, and keeping children safe from reality.

We refer to Nick Bostrom’s argument that we’re most likely now in a simulation. In a past episode, we discussed Robert Nozick’s “experience machine.” If you somehow didn’t know what we were talking about re. Rudy Giuliani in Borat 2, watch it. Check out Mark’s previous interview with David.

The art is by Socrates Gates at age 5 (called “Journey to Enlightenment”). 

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Audio editing by Tyler Hislop.

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