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Read an Excerpt of CONSCIOUS

You can now read the first chapter of CONSCIOUS on Susan Cain’s “Quiet Revolution” website

“Here is the guide you’ve been looking for to explain what we know so far about the mystery of consciousness. Introducing Annaka Harris, who makes it sound easy (and elegant)…”
—Susan Cain, Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

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CONSCIOUS is out today!

CONSCIOUS offers the clearest, most compelling explanation that I’ve seen of consciousness. If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.”
ADAM GRANT, AUTHOR OF ORIGINALS AND GIVE AND TAKE

“The AI quest for artificial minds has transformed the mystery of consciousness into philosophy with a deadline. In this gem of a book, Annaka Harris tackles consciousness controversies with incisive rigor and clarity, in a style that’s accessible and captivating, yet never dumbed down.”
MAX TEGMARK, AUTHOR OF LIFE 3.0: BEING HUMAN IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

“There is a profound intellectual adventure awaiting the reader of this exquisite book.”
REBECCA GOLDSTEIN, AUTHOR OF PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX

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Guest Post: “The World is Nothing but Change” by Carlo Rovelli

If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes. The future of the world, for instance, is determined by its present state—though neither more nor less than is the past. We often say that causes precede effects and yet, in the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between “cause” and “effect.” There are regularities, represented by what we call physical laws, that link events of different times, but they are symmetric between future and past. In a microscopic description, there can be no sense in which the past is different from the future…

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