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The Reality Beyond Spacetime

Monday 9th January - 05:15 PM GMT

The Reality Beyond Spacetime

The Opening Interview with Donald Hoffman

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The Opening Interview: The Reality Beyond Spacetime - with Donald Hoffman - 5.15pm GMT, 12.15pm ET

Donald Hoffman famously argues that we know nothing about the truth of the world. His book, The Case Against Reality, claims the process of survival of the fittest does not require a true picture of reality.

But the question remains, on what basis can Hoffman claim his own theory is true? Furthermore, Hoffman claims spacetime is not fundamental. So, what does he think lies beneath spacetime, and what can we know about it?

Join this far reaching interview, getting deeper beneath the surface of Donald Hoffman's ideas than ever before.

Hosted by Curt Jaimungal, of the Theories of Everything.


Will a robot steal my job?
Exclusive screening
Dokbox Cinema

The reality beyond spacetime
Donald Hoffman in conversation
The Lounge

Consciousness in the machine
Donald Hoffman, Susan Schneider, Bernardo Kastrup. Curt Jaimungal hosts.
The Arena

Meet The Speakers
Donald Hoffman, Susan Schneider, Bernardo Kastrup, Curt Jaimungal.
The Lounge

Algorithms: How they rule the world
Exclusive screening
Dokbox Cinema

AI consciousness cannot exist
Markus Gabriel
The Arena

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Donald Hoffman

Anti-reality theorist

Donald Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist working at the University of California, Irvine. He is making waves with a new theory suggesting that, instead of presenting reality as it "really is", our perception is like a desktop interface enabling us to use reality effectively. 

"One of the deepest and most original thinkers of his generation” – Steven Pinker

The Reality Beyond Spacetime

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