The Future of… 10 – Quantum Stuff (Part 2)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
July 8, 2017
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Rick Rosner: We already time travel with cognition. To some extent, we simulate the future, what will happen, according to certain actions. I’m not sure the entire math and mental space involved in all of this because whenever we come up to a red light.
We don’t see what would happen if we crossed the street on a red. WE DON’T SIMULATE THAT IN FULL. We just don’t do it. So, I don’t know how much that counts to be prediction of the future rater t simulation of the future.
But not doing it doesn’t preclude us having a model of the world that incorporates knowledge about the world that is applicable to the future, which is some kind of – I want to say tacit, but I overuse “tacit” – simulation that we’re always running.
You don’t walk into the wall. You have a model of how doors and walls work as you plot your course from one room to another. I assume that as our cognition gets better via AI, then our understanding of the world. Our modelling of the world will get better.
We may be able to anticipate more and more of the future, but our best course of action will not be necessarily time travel.
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