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The news corporate media won't touch, stories from the front lines of our movements to fight and build and just a dash of spoken word, visual art and snark. Blend and enjoy.

Feb 16, 2018

This week on Act Out! you've likely heard the phrase perception is reality. But what if it's not – not even close? What if we don't see an objective reality – what if we, to borrow another phrase, can't handle the truth?

Donald Hoffman, a quantitative and computational psychologist, has a theory which suggests just that: that we aren't evolutionarily built to see reality and perhaps, never will be.

My question then: what are the socio-political impacts of that theory? This week – human psychology, evolution and even math shed some light on the human condition and how we might be able to save ourselves from our own virtual reality.

 

https://www.ted.com/speakers/donald_hoffman

 

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