On the dangers of seeing human minds as predictive machines

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Over the years, scientists have continuously likened the human brain to the prevailing technology of their time — automations, then telephones, and now predictive machines — with the people in power said to be continuously exploiting it to control the masses. If Anil Seth’s witticism bears any truth – “I predict (myself) therefore I am” – then, with predictive technology being capable of predicting and configuring our innate predictive systems, are we destined for a viscous cycle of Echo-Chambered thoughts? Read full article here

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