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Hans-Peter Plag: On who we are and the benefits and dangers of Chatbots

Reading John Naughton's article "ChatGPT isn’t a great leap forward, it’s an expensive deal with the devil" published on Feb 4, 2023 in The Guardian, I re ...

Barry Clemson: Stages of Consciousness

Probably the best known examples in the Western world are Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and Kohlberg’s stages of moral development. Ken Wilber (A Brief History of Everything) is probably the most authoritative and most widely respected author in this area. Wilber found about 200 diffe ...

Hans-Peter Plag: Changing What We Do is Changing the Story

György Buzsáki (2022) states that "Perception is what we do." Christof Koch (2019) describes consciousness as "the feeling of life itself." The feeling of life is the result of our perception of the inside and outside worlds combined. Then, what we do is what we feel and what we a ...

Hans-Peter Plag: Safeguarding the Planetary Life-Support Systems Requires Maintaining the Purpose of These Systems

The purpose of a system is what it does (POSIWID). Since Stafford Beer formulated this foundational statement, a lot of effort has been on designing societal systems that do what their intended purpose is. To a far lesser extent, the statement has been used to determine the purpose of the physiol ...

Hans-Peter Plag: A Global Dialog of the Young for a Peaceful Future

Our globally interconnected society is increasingly challenged with global threats that could result in major down-turns of our civilization. Even the complete collapse of our civilization or the extinction of our species are increasingly considered as possibile. The governance bodies at all leve ...

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