Can you guess what I am going to write at the end of this ..................... (sentence)?
Its a question I first heard at a Churchill Club interview with Jeff Hawkins in November 2012. An interesting hint that what we usually perceive as reality is really something we largely conjure up ourselves. We each construct (and act upon) our own evolving model of reality by interacting with each other and with the world around us from the early days of birth (and likely up to several months before) to the latter days of life. And that times 7 billion people. Human culture. Reality as the ever expanding sphere of shared (inter-subjective) contextual meaning, wired in, and acted upon by 7 billion biological brains. For now...
More recently, I have been listening to this excerpt from Geoffrey Hinton talking about the language of the mental.
Image: Director's Colloquium with Jeff Hawkins, NASA/Ames Research Center, September 2013. (((This is another good talk by Jeff Hawkins from 2012)))