A Deep Dive into: The meaning/purpose of life – The Philosophy of: Ricky Gervais [pt.1]

In this quick interview with The New Philosopher, Ricky Gervais answers questions with his usual Ricky Gervais genius. But it’s his answer to the last that stands out as most significant and perhaps his most thought out and most heavily contemplated. 13. What is the meaning of life? To learn and …

A Deep Dive into: Fear – If you just CHOSE to accept, and DECIDED to not be afraid of any of your fears, and then chose to see ‘living’ as your only goal in life, wouldn’t you be eternally and constantly free?

If you just chose to not be scared of dying alone, not meeting someone, not having kids, getting ugly, getting old, not finding a job you like, not being remembered one day (any of those), not living alone, and chose to make this your one and only goal ‘to live’ wouldn’t …

A Deep Dive into: Fear [pt.8] – The fear of not meeting someone before your looks deteriorate. (& The Philosophy of: I Feel Pretty)

When you think about how many couples get married and divorced, and how many in relationships that involve cheating, lying, infidelity etc.. why does this happen? Now, sure there are most likely a lot of relationships that involve none of the above, and actually are based completely on trust and …

A Deep Dive into AI [pt.9] – How Anthropomorphism is discrediting and derailing balanced, rational discussions about Artificial Intelligence, and trivialising its real dangers and its existential threat (and how anthropomorphic fear of machines is actually increasing those dangers)

When you think of robots and artificial intelligence do you think of these? or even: ? But what do these have in common? They all have at least one of the features that are shared by us as humans (legs, arms or at least eyes). But if machine learning continues …

A Deep Dive into: Perception [pt.1] – HYPOTHETICAL: If you were born without the sense of touch, sight, hearing, taste or smell, would you understand about the world (if anything)? [Is our understanding of the world –and science– innate in any way]?

Imagine from the start of your life, that you’ve never seen, touched, heard, smelt or tasted anything… What would you understand, and what would you imagine about the world? Is it possible that maybe you could understand the universe in one way we do? Some ways? All ways? Or in …

Missing the point? + A Deep Dive into: Time [pt.2] – Schopenhauer’s idea that the past, future NOR the present can be enjoyed assumes that the past, present and future are actually things.

Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value. Just because my dog Chunky gets excited when I come home doesn’t mean that he remembers me. Our view of nature is skewed in a way that if it must act in …