Episode #02 Introduction

 

Ghost in the Machine

In this episode Steven and William share their excitement for science-fiction as it pertains to self-awareness, free will and the difference between man and machine, if there is any. Will there ever be conscious robots, indistinguishable from humans?

Sections in this Episode:

  This Introduction
  Of Robots and Zombies
  Are Humans Mere Machines?
  Can Consciousness Be Recreated Artificially?

Watch the Full Episode:

Listen to the Full Episode:

Transcript (Introduction):

Steven: Hello, welcome to the podcast "Who am I". I'm Steven.

William: And I'm William.

Steven: And this is episode 2. Welcome. Last podcast was really fun and we had a good time, just chatting away. You've been working hard on all the editing and stuff, so that's much appreciated.

William: Yeah, that was an interesting process. I got to learn about video editing, uploading, publishing. And pretty soon I will have the transcript ready to put on the webpage. And then hopefully our pages will become more searchable that way. Also, I really want us to make a trailer. I'm going to collect some material for that. It could just be cutouts from the show.

Steven: Yeah.

William: Maybe funny moments, maybe dropping my phone could be part of it. It must be good for something, right?

Steven: Organizing a podcast from scratch and what big things could go wrong.

William: Exactly, yeah. But there's no time pressure. It just takes however long it takes. But it'll become a routine and go quicker. So I look forward to that.

Steven: Yes.

 

 Intro  |  1  |  2  |  3 

 

Other Episodes:

Ep. 27: A Civilisation in Perpetual Fear and Uncertainty

How is it possible that billions of people are more likely to believe something that has no scientific foundation just because persons in position of authority say it is the case? What is it about our psychological make-up that makes us susceptible to such assertions, be they by politicians, journalists...

Ep. 26: Love is Love - Diversity in Sexuality

How much contact have you had with the LGBTQ+ community? William and Steve talk about their experiences and compare their views. It is important to become educated on this topic so as to avoid and confront marginalisation and persecution. Humanity is slowly opening up to integrating world views that make...

Ep. 25: Why Am I Attracted to You?

Steven and William analyse what goes on physically between a man and a woman when they are attracted to each other. Many factors are at play that cause them to feel drawn towards each other, most of them subconsciously. Which of them are natural features, which of them societal norms?...

Ep. 24: For Whom the Bell Tolls

What does death mean to you? Is it something you fear every waking moment? Perhaps subconsciously? Or is it something that gives life value? Today Steven and I discuss various aspects of death, including suicidal tendencies and beliefs in life after death.

Leave a Comment: