07 Dec '17, 4pm

"Arc is about actions, connections and quality of life. Arc is the next step in fighting fake by being real."

Questions about perception and reality have been part of philosophical discourse since the beginning of recorded time. Is what we perceive real? Is there more to it than we can see? A professor once pointed out to me that we see things differently once we experience them, that children who have never seen a pole will perceive it as flat, but that once they walk around it and know that it has other dimensions, they will see it as cylindrical. The questioning of perception and reality became almost absurd in the 17th century when the French philosopher Descartes questioned everything about perception. He concluded that he could not claim anything to be real, even his own existence, except for one thing: because he thought, he posited his existence as “Cogito ergo sum,” more commonly known as “I think, therefore I am.” Jump to the 21st century, and there is a completely diffe...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/being-real-age-fake

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