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Brain in a jar

And now for something completely different. Today I was in an operating theatre, talking to visitors about a neurosurgical procedure that was being performed. I saw the neurosurgeon doing their thing and started wondering.

What if i wasn’t here at the moment. We assume our brain is the origin of all consciousness and we know the brain operates based on electrical impulses. I also know (partly because of my dayjob) that external stimuli can affect the way the brain registrars his surroundings. Lastly external stimuli to the brain can be simulated to a degree that the brain cannot distinguish these simulated stimuli from natural stimuli.

That means I… (and YOU) could be a brain in a jar, being fed impulses for my/ your entire life by an external source (or dreaming when there is a lack of impulses). … … I’m convinced this possibility exists. Brrrrr.

Oh, and I didn’t even see the matrix recently 😉 .

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