Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Are We Living in a Simulation?

Aug. 8, 2019

Combining consciousness and technology leaves us with some big questions. Questions that philosopher and cognitive scientist Dr. David Chalmers thinks about (someone's got to!). Caller Keith wants to know if consciousness can be manufactured, and Elizabeth asks if we will ever garner true emotion from AI? Chalmers gives his thoughts on those big questions, and experiments on Bill and Corey by kicking them in the shin! You can listen to ad-free new episodes of Science Rules! only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to and use promo code ‘SCIENCE.' This episode is sponsored by Starbucks, Credo Mobile (, The Great Courses (, Quality Logo Products ( code: SCIENCERULES), and Progressive Insurance ( neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.