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Pancomputationalism is a term encompassing all paradigms of a computational world, which proceed from the realization that nature can successfully be explained by computable scientific models. It takes the concepts of functionalism and computationalism to its ultimate consequences, envisaging a world where all physical processes are carried out by a computer....


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This is why the many worlds hypothesis gets the “blank stare response”. Sit for a while and think of all the absurd possibilities that would exist. Anything you can get think of really exists in some universe. Every movie ever made actually happens for real in some universe. There might be a universe where everyone on earth stands up all at once and starts ...


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The short answer is yes -- too many (most?) people are quite confused. Specifically, they are confused about things that we don't experience on a day-to-day basis. Things that can only be understood through mental models and abstract reasoning. Remarkably, one the first concepts they would struggle with, is also fundamental to our notion of truth, to our ...


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