Federico Faggin – Consciousness, Free Will, Meaning and Information

  • Federico Faggin – Consciousness, Free Will, Meaning and Information

  • Andrew Polson

    Organizer
    2 June 2021 at 6:54 pm

    How is Consciousness Fundamental?

    Federico Faggin will be interviewed by David Lorimer about his autobiography entitled:  ‘SILICON – From the Invention of the Microprocessor to the New Science of Consciousness’. In his heartfelt memoir, Faggin chronicles his “four lives”: his formative years in war-torn Northern Italy; his pioneering work in the US microelectronics industry; his successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur; and his explorations into the mysteries of consciousness. 

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  • Robert Skenes

    Member
    2 June 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Not sure how this discussion works, Andrew. Is it via postings in this location?

    If so, here’s a statement I’d love to hear Frederico’s comment on:

    In my human communication doctoral program, we learned that meaning is in people, not words. We had debates around whether meaning is a transaction between people and words. We also talked about “communicational reality”–the process of people making reality (or meaning) by the ways they talk about things.

    Thanks,

    Robert Skenes

    • Andrew Polson

      Organizer
      5 June 2021 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks Robert – you did that just right and thanks for your comment, and great question in terms of where meaning lies. I think it is inherently liminal and that it also has both a dynamic and static quality (depending on the nature of the factors within which it arises). Let’s see what other people come back with.

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