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From the Ted Talk by Henry Markram: A brain in a supercomputer

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Now, this is of course a topic of philosophical debate for centuries. But, for the first time, we can actually address this, with brain simulation, and ask very systematic and rigorous questions, whether this thoery could possibly be true. The reason why the moon is huge on the horizon is simply because our perceptual bubble does not stterch out 380,000 kilometers. It runs out of space. And so what we do is we compare the bginudlis within our perceptual blbbue, and we make a diesicon. We make a decision it's that big, even though it's not that big.

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Now, this is of course a topic of philosophical debate for centuries. But, for the first time, we can actually address this, with brain simulation, and ask very systematic and rigorous questions, whether this ______ could possibly be true. The reason why the moon is huge on the horizon is simply because our perceptual bubble does not _______ out 380,000 kilometers. It runs out of space. And so what we do is we compare the _________ within our perceptual ______, and we make a ________. We make a decision it's that big, even though it's not that big.

Solution

  1. theory
  2. bubble
  3. decision
  4. buildings
  5. stretch

Original Text

Now, this is of course a topic of philosophical debate for centuries. But, for the first time, we can actually address this, with brain simulation, and ask very systematic and rigorous questions, whether this theory could possibly be true. The reason why the moon is huge on the horizon is simply because our perceptual bubble does not stretch out 380,000 kilometers. It runs out of space. And so what we do is we compare the buildings within our perceptual bubble, and we make a decision. We make a decision it's that big, even though it's not that big.

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