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On Oct. 10 I attended a panel discussion at the New York Academy of Sciences titled "The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Human Consciousness." The panel: David Chalmers, Daniel Kahneman, Laurie Santos, Nicholas Schiff, and Steve Paulson. I jotted down a few notes.
Most people use money and technology, but don't know the underlying mechanisms of how they work. Similarly, most people go about their daily lives using consciousness, with no idea how it works.