Shaun Au Yong Liang Wei

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | 6 Likes | @ShaunAuYong | Keep up with Shaun Au Yong Liang Wei on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shaun Au Yong Liang Wei”

Google's self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

Google's self-driving cars are cautious by design, but in at least one instance, it may be a bit too much. A cyclist posting on a road bike forum says that an encounter between themself and a self-driving car ended up with neither moving more than a few inches for a good two minutes. The cyclist …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

'I Am the Master of My Fate' -- A New Take on Free Will

Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was "Invictus," by W. E. Henley and began:<p>Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my …

Science can answer moral questions

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be …

Sam Harris's work focuses on how our growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live.

Tech<p>October 11, 2016<p>Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris describes a scenario that is both terrifying and likely to occur. It’s not, he says, a …

The Neuroscience of Free Will and the Illusion of “You”

<i>Yamaoka Tesshu, a young student</i> <i>of Zen, visited one master after another.</i> <i>He called upon Dokuon of</i> <i>Shokoku.</i><p><i>Desiring to show his attainment,</i> <i>he said: “The</i> …

Consciousness