I was listening to the Fresh Air episode about sense of self, about how there are people that have these super rare disorders that make them think they are dead, or that their own arm is a gross extra appendage.


And while I have heard of these disorders before, it sort of blew my mind. I dunno, it just felt like humans are just mechanical bodies and our minds are just software.  most of the time the software is inputted correctly and we can go about our business. working, playing, busying ourselves for the duration of our battery life.  But sometimes the software is glitchy. We are Legos. We are SIMS.

It just makes it feel like whatever free will we thought we had simply the result of correctly inputted software.

October 23, 2016