The Edge Question 2018 - 4


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David M. EaglemanDavid M.
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Incognito, Sum, The Brain





Can we create new senses for humans—not just touch, taste, vision, hearing, smell, but totally novel qualia for which we don't yet have words?





David EdelmanDavid
Neuroscientist; Guest Investigator, Dartmouth College





Will we ever be replaced by another earthly species capable of evolving to a similar degree of social and technical sophistication that effectively fills the biocultural niche we vacated?





Nick EnfieldNick
Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney; Author, How We Talk





Is the cumulation of shared knowledge forever constrained by the limits of human language?





Brian EnoBrian
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking Heads, Paul Simon; Recording Artist





Have we left the Age of Reason, never to return?





Juan EnriquezJuan
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (with Steve Gullans), Evolving Ourselves





So, before The Singularity...?





Dylan EvansDylan
Founder and CEO of Projection Point; Author, The Utopia Experiment





Will civilization collapse before I die?





Daniel L. EverettDaniel L.
Linguistic Researcher; Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley University; Author, How Language Began





Will humans ever embrace their own diversity?





Christine FinnChristine
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic





Is there a place for our past in our future?





Stuart FiresteinStuart
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University; Fellow, AAAS





How many incommensurable ideas can we hold in our mind simultaneously?





Helen FisherHelen
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love





What will courtship, mate selection, length of marriages and family composition and networks be like when we are all living over 150 years?





Steve FullerSteve
Philosopher; Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick; Author, The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism





Can we design a common test to assess machine, animal and human intelligence?





Howard GardnerHoward
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed





Will the "third culture" be followed by a fourth culture, a fifth culture, and, ominously, a Final Culture?





David C. GearyDavid C.
Curators’ Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia





Is there a single, evolved biological mechanism that can be tweaked to improve overall health, cognitive abilities, and slow aging?





James GearyJames
Deputy Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; Author, I Is an Other





Why is the phenomenon too familiar to investigate the hardest thing to completely understand?





Amanda GefterAmanda
Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn





Is intersubjectivity possible in a quantum mechanical universe?





Neil GershenfeldNeil
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms; Co-author, Designing Reality





Is there a Turing test for living rather than thinking that can distinguish animate from automata?





Asif A. GhazanfarAsif A.
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University





What behaviors are we attributing only to brain mechanisms that may be better explained by considering biomechanics?





Steve GiddingsSteve
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara





Is there a single theory of all physics (TOP), and what is it?





Gerd GigerenzerGerd
Psychologist; Director, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Author, Risk Savvy





Can human intuition ever be reduced to an algorithm?





Bruno GiussaniBruno
European Director and Global Curator, TED





How much time will pass between the last minute before artificial superintelligence and the first minute after it?





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