posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 12:18 AM
Software doesn't really exist as anything but a transient state in your computer, a bunch of variables that change from moment to moment on
hardware. So if your brain is hardware, then software might be your neurons flashing across it at any given moment. Or if your fingers are
hardware, the software is the neurons controlling their movement. But the action itself, which defines "you" in a given instant, requires
In a human being, the software can actually change the hardware, unlike a real computer. This is because we have a lot of absolutely amazing
biological (living) processes always going on inside of us that computers do not have access to. Truly all of our potential is already sitting within
us, just waiting for us to balance things out and tune them up from a "higher level," That for which our brain is just a medium. We have genes that
re-write genes, and plenty of DNA (instructions for your body) still waiting to be unlocked in the cell by the right environmental stimulus.
You have "upper-level software" that re-writes other software to make it conform to higher standards, for example. You might realize something
profound, which changes your perspective and causes you a particular kind of emotional excitement, exciting your ductless glands into releasing new
quantities of certain hormones, and then causing your cells to unlock additional DNA so they can know how to best adapt to this change in the larger
system of your body. All this is constantly going on if you are on a path of learning, growing, expanding as a person.
And even if you aren't, your body is still constantly changing anyway, just in a different, perhaps less-controlled manner. There are "cancer
genes," but in some people they are never activated. In most people that contract cancer, these genes aren't activated until a few decades into
life, either by exposure to toxins or a negative disposition that ultimately has the same effect on your cells. So even when you aren't making
positive decisions, you're still choosing something. What happens to you is in your own hands.
[edit on 29-12-2008 by bsbray11]