Experience or Jesus Machine -Who Wins? | #164
The experience machine or pleasure machine is a thought experiment put forward by philosopher Robert Nozick in his 1974 book Anarchy, State, and Utopia. It is an attempt to refute hedonism by imagining a choice between everyday reality and an apparently preferable simulated reality. The Gwartney team is led through this thought experiment by Dr. Justin Clarke as he explains what Nozick is trying to accomplish. Is Facebook and the Meta-verse already a little experience machine? Is there a Jesus Machine? Give a listen to what the team has to say about this thought experiment.