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What drives the human?

Are we driven by ancient genes or our own cognitive faculties? Human beings may have two distinct cognitive systems in conflict with each other

By Jonathan Evans   January 2005

Imagine a world in which you decide to have your body frozen in order to be revived in 500 years, by when a cure for death may have been discovered. You might have your body placed in a special facility. But suppose that the facility is damaged by war or natural disaster? A lot could happen in 500 years. So you decide instead to design a robot to carry your body around and keep it safe. The robot will need to be programmed to protect you against all possible hazards. Now you have a new problem: you cannot anticipate all…

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