How we think about our place in the world has been transformed through various revolutions of ideas from big thinkers such as Galileo, Darwin and Freud. Now, Philosopher Luciano Floridi believes we are now into a new fourth revolution in the massage of information and data. Could it be that now that we are regularly being outsmarted by computers that can reason and analyse better than we can? It’s no longer possible to hold the view that humans are better at thinking than everything else?
Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – A History of Ideas.
This project is from the BBC in partnership with The Open University, the animations were created by Cognitive.