If You Don’t Know You Are Held Captive, Does It Matter?
June 10, 2015
the classic movie The Matrix. As a counterpoint, they also read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” from Book VII of his dialogue The Republic. Both can be seen as explorations of the value of knowledge and freedom.
If you were a chained slave or a human in a cocoon, would you like to know? Is “ignorance is bliss” a viable life?
Max Tegmark at TEDxCambridge 2014