originally posted by: Peeple
Basics appropriate for the Café. I'm asking a lot of questions, don't I? Again sorry, it's not on purpose.
I know all my flaws, they just don't leave and are often faster than I am.
don't apologize for that
.. I mean, maybe some people really are bothered by questions, but I find them quite wonderful. I like to
ask them too
Really, the only thing that annoys me about it is that so many think that if someone is asking questions, they have no answers of
their own. When, really, its about learning how others have answered the same question. I could go on a rant about that (don't worry, I wont), but its
a personal problem, as they say.
What's your main theory about consciousness? Universe?
Ive been trying to build towards that for a while. In a sense, its like asking a physicist "how do things behave in the universe?" The answer could,
and does, fill a multitude of books. Starting out, it will probably seem irrelevant, but hopefully, it begins to clear up.
At its core, I think it is a "simple" behavior that gets repeated. Its this work-in-progress equation that I base my AI. The science/math minded may
recognize what that equation might be.
Basically, it represents the interplay between the transition from a realm without time into one that has
it. Like a ground in an electronic circuit, I feel that is called back on repeatedly and constantly and that the movement back
timeless realm results in gravity.
I believe that humans range into both realms, and that the structure that connects it all is most easily imagined as a cosmic tree. For me at least.
In this analogy, our body would be like a leaf, or maybe a branch with multiple leaves, on this larger structure. If we were to be more
comprehensive, I'd state that these branch systems are oscillating while other parts of the "tree" are not, but I think it might confuse matters more
Much like the trees we know and love, these leaves serve a purpose, and that is to convert energy. What we think of as our "whole being" would
actually be just one leaf, so it is not necessarily something that exists beyond the season through which it serves its purpose.
The timeless realm has an ecosystem just like the time realm, so there are everything from metaphorical pine beetles (time beetles?) to "clear
cutting." Probably. There are also things that work in symbiosis, but when working on this level with "sentient" systems, both/all parties need to
participate in the process.
Expanding out a bit, our social systems work a lot like.. a solar system. Where the close proximity introduces forces that are not necessarily under
our control and yet they shape things all the same (like gravity with the planets and moons). And those long lost acquaintances are like long orbit
objects. Given that this would have ties in the timeless realm as well, that influences the mechanics beyond the "simple" predictability of time-based
orbital mechanics. When bodies get excited and unstable, that energy can transfer and override typical functions (like reason) in nearby bodies.
In this belief system, many woo items would be based on the interplay between the time filled and the timeless. Maybe that seems like a "given," but
hopefully the difference can be seen when taken in context. Given that it is essentially two whole ecosystems that intersect like a Venn diagram, of
sorts, there are quite a few different ways for this to happen.
For example, I see something like a typical "ghost" to be an electromagnetic echo of that beings movements while "alive." Meaning, as they repeated
movements or had incidents of high enough amplitude/energy, it created a situation that leaked a bit more of the timeless ecosystem into time. This is
enabled by the idea that every-thing at every moment "grounds" back into the timeless ecosystem (like described earlier).
Hmm, that's probably a good start. I've never really had success talking about the whole system. That's caused me to base my technology on it, hoping
that will serve as a better, though significantly more long term, platform for sharing.