Please read those PDFs in attachment and watch Youtube video, then answer the following questions:
1. Rene Descartes argues that, while most of life is uncertain, he can prove–without a shadow of a doubt–that he exists. What proof does he offer to support this claim? Does Descartes believe that the body is a pre-requisite for existence? Why or why not? Please use your own words to answer these questions, rather than relying upon direct quotes.
2. Amy Webb explores two questions that scientists and philosophers have been asking for centuries: Can machines think? And, is there a difference between thinking and intelligence? How would you answer these questions? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
3. Kurzgesagt (Links to an external site.) looks to the future, considering questions and concerns related to mind uploading technology. According to the video, for example, what are the three assumptions foundational to mind uploading technology? And, is mind uploading even possible? Why or why not?
4. Kurzgesagt (Links to an external site.) also imagines what life might be like for a digitally uploaded individual. What stood out to you about their description? What was your reaction to the video overall? Please cite specific examples.
Your e-response must be at least 400 words (total) in length. Thank you!
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