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I am very interested in

I am very interested in Dennett's talk about human brains. He argues that they are different from all other animal brains because we can conceive the future. I wonder if this is true. It seems to me that animals always make decisions based on the future. Why do dogs respond to invisible fences? Because they know what will happen if they cross the line. Maybe I am misinterpreting Dennett's observation as to the difference between human and animal brains. Dennett then introduces the idea of artificial intelligence. The more I try to distinguish between human and animal brains, the more I wonder if the differences are as large as humans assume them to be. Animals have their own languages, and their own cultural patterns.


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