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LIGO to Make a Gravitational Waves Announcement on...
By ZEEYA MERALI
Updated 4:15pm Feb 11
: Congratulations to the LIGO collaboration for successfully detecting gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes. Follow @FQXi on Twitter for live updates.
I’m opening this thread as a place to watch...
Measuring Consciousness in the Lab
By MAX TEGMARK
If you're driving, you're having a subjective experience of colors, sounds and vibrations. But does a self-driving car have a subjective experience? Does it feel like anything at all to be a self-driving car, or is it a zombie in the sense of having...
How risky is too risky? Evaluating the expected...
By ANTHONY AGUIRRE
On Dec. 8, 2015, two different groups (sharing an author) posted papers to the arXiv announcing the possible detection of planet-sized objects in the far outer solar system (Vlemmings et al
, arXiv:1512.02650v2 and Liseau et al
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Alternative Models of Reality
By ZEEYA MERALI
If you have an unconventional, alternative model of reality, then this is the place to discuss it. (This is for contributors who have preliminary ideas and would like feedback, but do not have an academic paper or arXiv preprint and have not given a...
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Multiversal Journeys — Misconceptions About the...
By BRENDAN FOSTER
FQXi Member Farzad Nekoogar heads the excellent Multiversal Journeys, whose mission is "to raise public awareness and interest in theoretical physics and cosmology". They have recently finished two videos explaining misconceptions about the research...
Are We Merging With Our Technology?
By WILLIAM OREM
Put this one in the Strange New World file: is it possible to use junk DNA as a repository for secret messages? The idea cropped up in science fiction some time ago, but as of now, it's also reality.
Japanese researchers at Keio University,...