The Edge Question 2018 - 6

 

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César HidalgoCésar
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab; Author, Why Information Grows

 

 

 

 

When will we replace governments with algorithms?

 

 

 

 


Roger HighfieldRoger
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author (with Martin Nowak), SuperCooperators

 

 

 

 

Will a baby grown from an embryo constructed from human stem cells eventually become a person?

 

 

 

 


W. Daniel HillisW. Daniel
Physicist, Computer Scientist, Co-Founder, Applied Invention.; Author, The Pattern on the Stone

 

 

 

 

 

What is the principle that causes complex adaptive systems (life, organisms, minds, societies) to spontaneously emerge from the interaction of simpler elements (chemicals, cells, neurons, individual humans)?

 

 

 

 


Michael HochbergMichael
Evolutionist, CNRS, Santa Fe Institute, Institute for Advanced Study Toulouse

 

 

 

 

 

Will humanity eventually exhaust the unknown?

 

 

 

 


Donald D. HoffmanDonald D.
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence

 

 

 

 

 

Why is it that the maximum information we can pack into a region of space does not depend on the volume of the region, but only on the area that bounds it?

 

 

 

 


Bruce HoodBruce
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of Bristol; Author, The Self-Illusion, Founder of Speakezee

 

 

 

 

What would the mind of a child raised in total isolation of other animals be like?

 

 

 

 


Daniel HookDaniel
CEO, Digital Science

 

 

 

 

Does every mathematical symmetry have a manifestation in the physical world?

 

 

 

 


John HorganJohn
Director, Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

What will it take to end war once and for all?

 

 

 

 


Sabine HossenfelderSabine
Research Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

 

 

 

 

 

How can we separate the assessment of scientific evidence from value judgments?

 

 

 

 


Nicholas HumphreyNicholas
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of Economics; Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities; Senior Member, Darwin College, Cambridge; Author, Soul Dust

 

 

 

 

Why is the world so beautiful?

 

 

 

 


Marco IacoboniMarco
Neuroscientist; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Author, Mirroring People

 

 

 

 

How does a thought become a feeling?

 

 

 

 


Isabel Behncke IzquierdoIsabel Behncke
Primatologist; Associate Professor, Social Complexity Research Centre (CICS) Gobierno UDD, Santiago de Chile; Visiting Researcher, Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group (SENRG) University of Oxford

 

 

 

 

What is the biological price of being a species with a sense of humor?

 

 

 

 


Nina JablonskiNina
Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist; Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University

 

 

 

 

When will race disappear?

 

 

 

 


Matthew O. JacksonMatthew O.
Professor of Economics, Stanford University, Santa Fe Institute, CIFAR

 

 

 

 

Will humanity end up with one culture?

 

 

 

 


Jennifer JacquetJennifer
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author, Is Shame Necessary?

 

 

 

 

What systems could be put in place to prevent widespread denial of science-based knowledge?

 

 

 

 


Dale W JamiesonDale W
Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU

 

 

 

 

 

Will the "hard problem" of consciousness dissolve (rather than be solved) as we learn more about the natural world?

 

 

 

 


Koo Jeong-AKoo
Artist

 

 

 

i = we ?

 

 

 

 


Lorraine JusticeLorraine
Dean Emerita, Professor of Industrial Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

What might the last fully biological human's statement be at their last supper?

 

 

 

 


Gordon KaneGordon
Theoretical Particle Physicist and Cosmologist; Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Author, Supersymmetry and Beyond

 

 

Are the laws of physics unique and inevitable?


Stuart A. KauffmanStuart A.
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, University of Calgary; Author, Reinventing the Sacred

 

 

What is consciousness?


 

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