Donald Hoffman, a cognitive scientist [emeritus] at the University of California, Irvine, has also proposed that the brain is essentially a VR headset optimized by evolution to play the game of life. A tool for consciousness to model the world and update it, to render the effects of choice. … Following the path of Hoffman’s evolutionary argument, we find that truth is the first casualty of perception, and that this illusion is a prerequisite for progress toward something greater.
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