BRAIDS is drugs for your ears. The team behind Hardcore Game of Thrones (Alex Berg, Jason Greene, Mike Hughes) leaves Westeros behind in order to bring you a psychedelic trip through the latest developments in science, blended with lush soundscapes designed to blow your mind. Think you understand your consciousness? Or your universe? Ever wonder about what AI might be capable of in a few years? You don't know the half of it- and neither does anybody else. So get a set of good headphones, a comfortable couch, and get ready to have your reality permanently warped.
How many other universes are there? How are they created? How big would a multiverse be? In this episode, learn not only how to visualize the size of our universe, but also the staggering number of multiverses you generate without even thinking about it.
Are you conscious? Do you have free will? Can you trust your mind? The latest studies from cognitive neuroscience suggest that "you" may be an afterthought, even though it doesn't feel that way. Follow the research as it leads you to the conclusion that you simply don't exist, whether you like it or not.
When will artificial intelligence arrive? What will happen when it does? Will AI drive humanity to extinction like we did to the Neanderthals? The many possible futures of AI are explored here, from the nightmare scenarios of sci-fi to utopian promises of a better tomorrow. But perhaps the most likely outcome is something more mundane and more surprising than any of those extremes.