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The fourteen award-winning essays during this quantity speak about a number of novel principles and controversial topics which can decisively impression the process human lifestyles on Earth. Their authors tackle, in available language, issues as different as: enabling our social platforms to profit; learn in biological engineering and synthetic intelligence; mending and enhancing minds; bettering the best way we do, and train, technological know-how; residing in the here and now; and the worth of play.
The essays are improved types of the prize-winning entries submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay festival in 2014. FQXi, catalyzes, helps, and disseminates study on questions on the foundations of physics and cosmology, quite new frontiers and leading edge principles quintessential to a deep knowing of truth, yet not going to be supported through traditional investment sources.

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