Talking About How We See Reality

Donal Hoffman’s TED presentation

  We’re inclined to think that perception is like a window on reality as it is.The theory of evolution is telling us that this is an incorrect interpretationof our perceptions.Instead, reality is more like a 3D desktopthat’s designed to hide the complexity of the real worldand guide adaptive behavior.Space as you perceive it is your desktop.Physical objects are just the icons in that desktop.

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