I love discussions about what reality is and if reality is actually…REAL.
At my trainings I talk a lot about perceptions and reality. I have also been known on occasion to reference the holy grail of movies, The Matrix from time to time. The premise brings up the very question of is reality real?
What if it were real?
What if what we see isn’t what we see?
Was there a spoon?
Could we be in a Matrix of sorts?
I came across this article in Quanta Magazine which I found very interesting.
It is called The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality. Donald D. Hoffman a professor of cognitive sciences at University of California Irvine uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.
With researchers on one side and quantum physicists on the other, professor Hoffman offers his insight in this thought provoking interview.
Read it in it’s entirety here:
Tell me what you think. I’d love to know.