Roger Penrose quote

"Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations."

Roger Penrose

Born: August 8, 1931

Occupation: Physicist

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