Topic: Most Important Science?

Camp: Agreement / What is Redness?

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Conscious Interfaces


We believe the most important science is to focus on how the mind works, with a focus on creating effing conscious interfaces. More than half of all scientific research and communication should go towards this. We could also consider 25% going towards anti aging, and curing of any other diseases, including research for better ways to feed the world. In short, 25% should go to anything proportionately to the years such research might add to the quality times quantity of all of our lives - especially for the poor.
Whatever remains after this 75% could then be spent on 'general science'. Today governments spend huge sums of money on 'large' science endeavors such as space exploration, the "Large Hadron Collider" and so on. After the next decade, how many people will have died or starved to death during that time, that would otherwise have lived, if some of this huge amounts of selfishly spent money went to more productive to all of society efforts?
Philosophers have understood that there is a phenomenal 'veil of perception' problem, or a 'problem of other minds' since the dawn of recorded history. The qualitative nature of our consciousness, like the taste of salt, or the redness quality of something that reflects 650nm light, most agree is 'ineffable' and subject to this 'veil'. We can't yet know if others redness experience is the same as ours, or if it might, instead be, more like our greenness, and so on.
Richard Dawkins indicates the most important question he wants to know the answer to in This YouTube Video. He is clearly a supporter of this camp that thinks subjective consciousness is the most important question. Not only will answering this question provide an effing understanding of how other's minds compare to our own - it will be the first step towards, creating consciousness interfaces, enabling uploads in a way that our knowledge of our souls will literally escape our spiritually isolated prison walls that are our souls, into a world that is not just causally abstracted, but is also richly qualitative, even spiritual in nature. As Joseph Smith Said: "All spirit is matter", and it requires 'purified' eyes to see it.


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What is Redness?


Richard Dawkins indicates the most important question he wants to know the answer to in This YouTube Video. He is clearly a supporter of this camp that thinks subjective consciousness is the most important question.
Philosophers have been troubling over the philosophy of mind for centuries. Most people seem to agree or think there is still no consensus on much of anything in this field. The survey topic on theories of consciousness seems to be indicating after all that there may be an emerging scientific consensus that phenomenal properties, like redness, are what consciousness is made of, and that redness is an experienced phenomenal property of certain neural correlates.
Nuts and bolts neural researchers and brain imagers continue to make significant progress in our understanding of how the brain works. However, because of this lack of understanding of what where and how to look for redness, they continue to be blind to it. We believe the only remaining problem standing in our way of making this discovery, is simply this lack of understand of what where and how to look for redness. In other words, it is a communication problem. Once the wisdom of the crowd can fully understand what the experts know, and can hear this signal above all the popular distracting noise, someone will finally be able to look, or rather eff the ineffable, and enable everyone to finally see it.
There are enumerable problems in this world people are expending huge resources on in an attempt to improve things. Everything from disease, to global warming, to hunger, to space travel, war, death, and so on. We believe achieving a re-engineering capable understanding of the mind will have the ability mostly resolve every last one of these issues. All the huge efforts we are currently expending to solve the symptoms of the world's problems, the billions of dollars being spent on other fields of science, and so on, would be much better spent focusing on this one core issue able to resolve most all of our problems.


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What is Redness?


Philosophers have been troubling over the philosophy of mind for centuries. Most people seem to agree or think there is still no consensus on much of anything in this field. The survey topic on theories of consciousness seems to be indicating after all that there may be an emerging scientific consensus that phenomenal properties, like redness, are what consciousness is made of, and that redness is an experienced phenomenal property of certain neural correlates.
Nuts and bolts neural researchers and brain imagers continue to make significant progress in our understanding of how the brain works. However, because of this lack of understanding of what where and how to look for redness, they continue to be blind to it. We believe the only remaining problem standing in our way of making this discovery, is simply this lack of understand of what where and how to look for redness. In other words, it is a communication problem. Once the wisdom of the crowd can fully understand what the experts know, and can hear this signal above all the popular distracting noise, someone will finally be able to look, or rather eff the ineffable, and enable everyone to finally see it.
There are enumerable problems in this world people are expending huge resources on in an attempt to improve things. Everything from disease, to global warming, to hunger, to space travel, war, death, and so on. We believe achieving a re-engineering capable understanding of the mind will have the ability mostly resolve every last one of these issues. All the huge efforts we are currently expending to solve the symptoms of the world's problems, the billions of dollars being spent on other fields of science, and so on, would be much better spent focusing on this one core issue able to resolve most all of our problems.


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Statement : There are several canonizer.com topics developing that seek to concisely state the leading theories of mind and consciousness and quantitatively measure the consensus of each.
We believe this is by far the most important scientific question ever. More importantly, that we are on the verge of discovering the whys and hows of consciousness. We believe the greatest scientific discovery ever is about to be made, which will be what is consciousness. This achievement will answer the most difficult philosophical and religious conundrums man has been struggling with forever and finally tell us what we are. This achievement will enable more dramatic world changes technologies by far than any other scientific achievement to date.
We believe more resources should be looking into this issue than anything else.

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There are several canonizer.com topics developing that seek to concisely state the leading theories of mind and consciousness and quantitatively measure the consensus of each.
We believe this is by far the most important scientific question ever. More importantly, that we are on the verge of discovering they whys and hows of consciousness. We believe the greatest scientific discovery ever is about to be made, which will be what is consciousness. This achievement will answer the most difficult philosophical and religious conundrums man has been struggling with forever and finally tell us what we are. This achievement will enable more dramatic world changes technologies by far than any other scientific achievement to date.
We believe more resources should be looking into this issue than anything else.

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