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Consciousness Club #25: The Danger of Memes

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The Danger of Memes (or Why Talking to Aliens May Be a Bad Idea)

Invited speaker: Pr. Caleb Scharf, Columbia University, New York City

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A little knowledge can be a tricky thing, especially if it's injected into human thoughts without warning. The ultimate challenge might be how to handle ourselves should we ever be on the receiving end of extraterrestrial communications.As much as that prospect is currently in the realm of science fiction, it raises some intriguing points about the human trajectory and tools like AI.

* Please note that the doors will close at 18:15.



The Consciousness Club NYC is a study group to promote broadly transdisciplinary discussions on the neural and computational bases of consciousness, and how these concepts can be applied to other fields of interest.

Everyone is welcome to our meetings, from scientists to philosophers, to artists, technologists and engineers.

The Consciousness Club NYC is an initiative of YHouse, Inc.

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