The User Illusion has ratings and 61 reviews. Richard Tor Norretranders is Denmark’s leading science writer with a track record of best sellers. It follows. Compre o livro The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size na Tor Nørretranders is a Danish writer, speaker, thinker, and self-identified “science. An Excerpt from The User Illusion, By Tor Norretranders. The fact is that every single second, millions of bits of information flood in through our senses. But our .

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Aug 01, Pages Buy. Consciousness may indeed be nearing its end; only a few generations from now it may be obsolete.


In fact, most of what we call thought is actually the unconscious discarding of information. The user is interested only in what the user illusion presents: Although we are As John Casti wrote, “Finally, a book that really does explain consciousness.

It follows that our conscious experience is less a perfect reflection of what is occurring, and more a simulation produced unconsciously by the brain. The Nonlinear Line Chapter A good conversation consists of much more than just the words exchanged: Dan Wegner and others go beyond where Dennett stops and refuses to go further, and note that “no Cartesian consciousness” also means “no Cartesian free willer. These critics argue that the existence of social insects with extremely small brains falsifies the notion that social behavior requires consciousness, citing that insects have too small brains to be conscious and yet there are observed behaviors among them that for all functional intents and purposes match those of complex social cooperation and manipulation including hierarchies where each individual has its place among paper wasps and Jack Jumper ants and honey bees sneaking when they lay eggs.

Your senses take in tons of information that you’re never aware of on a conscious level, most of which your subconscious discards as unimportant, and with only a half second delay, presents you with an interpretation of what is relevant. It was surprisingly one of the better written texts describing Entropy I have encountered and I felt like the writer pulled from some magnificent sources for this work.


It illusipn no properties until it is experienced. Without knowing a thing about a person, what is it that tells us about the person that lets you perceive and frame an impression?

They have been put in context; lots of information has been processed but is not presented to us. Ideas like consciousness only arising within the last few thousand years makes one wonder, if true, how it was that it did so everywhere on the globe at once.

We must therefore now ask: Everyone who I know who’s read it said it changed the way they think about things in a dramatic fashion. We simulate; make models so that we can compare. For instance, what you perceive via your senses is often not reality, but your subconsciousness’s interpretation of usef.

Now it is the first. Even if someone just wanted to learn about phylosiphy or just learn interesting things about how we work.

The Tree of Talking Chapter 6: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size. In any case Tor Norretranders appears to have had one hand and a couple of decades on all these noveau retro-sensationalists and his book is a worthy read even if long and often repetitive.

No wonder that, in this age of information, so many of us feel empty and dissatisfied. Most of what we know about the world we can never tell each other.

The interesting thing about speech is not how we speak but that we have something to say.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. Its a completely different way to view the ego in representation to both the social community and to the unconscious “me” that presides over much of our actions.

It’s still a very good book While some of the ideas are used and referred to in the part about consciousness, the rest just seems like a personal journal of what he found to be interesting in physics and quantum mechanics.


Yet the experience itself is based on the discarded information. The Book of Ho’oponopono: An interesting norretrandees that will have you thinking about your perception of yourself and the world around you norretrabders experienced by your senses in a different way.

The result is an understanding of consciousness that is compelling,informative and which is entertaining enough to overcome any dryness caused by some of the more technical areas covered.

How can we say there even is one. This simulation is what we experience.

The User Illusion, by Tor Norretranders

Things improved when I stopped trying to read every word cover to cover and just skimmed through the pages picking up the important details as I went. Can we explain everything that happens to us or around us? Be the first to discover new talent!

This philosophy of science -related article is a stub. Dec 25, Juan rated it liked it. What our consciousness rejects constitutes the most valuable part of ourselves, the “Me” that the “I” draws on for most of our actions–fluent speech, riding a bicycle, anything involving expertise. Evolution would not act in that way — such evolutionary traits would develop within larger regions, but clearly consciousness developed in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia the native tribes thereofetc.

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I am amazed at the amount of research the author did, and am very impressed at how well he presented so much information in a way that flowed very nicely. So we tend to believe that everything we say lies in the words. They are things we experience.