Originally posted by shadowland8
I find this very interesting.
I find it interesting you mentioned pneumonia as something that could kill us, a family member of mine just died last night from pneumonia.
Anyway, got a couple questions, it's going to be a bit hard to put what I'm saying into words.
Okay so about conciousness. I still can't really wrap my head around why we're concious in *this* universe right now and how is my friend concious
in my or rather this universe. I mean my friend could let's say either throw or kick a ball, where does his conciousness end up? I mean he's either
going to kick or throw the ball in my universe, so let's say he kicks, alright, but...what's he doing it in my universe of choices? I could then
either drop my ball or hold onto it. I decide to drop it. We've just created a fair few amount of new universes. But for some reason we're both
concious in the universe of kicking and dropping the ball choices. But, I still find that perplexing. Our concious seems to be in the same universe,
but is it? Is my friend truly here? How do I know? It's too confusing.
Okay and I wanted to make a thread about this but I'll post it here. You mention dreams could be a gateway or whatever to some alternate universe,
and some people believe de-ja-vu is when two alternate realities collide in the same space and time for a brief moment, I get that too. But allow me
to elaborate on this dream theory.
In your dreams, have you ever dreamed you were not human? You may have been able to fly, teleport or whatever, but you were always a human right? You
weren't a dog, snake or a snail, right? I can't ever remember not being me in some way, the farthest I was away from being myself in a dream was
when I was a female for some reason. But I've always been human, and I've always been me, not Bob down the road, me and only me. Somewhere different
maybe, sure, but still me in the end. So I find that very interesting.
Thanks for the read, love the theory.
First, sorry to hear about your loss...
Next, your post generated some interesting thoughts.
1. Consciousness: The act of conception is an entropy-themed rat-race. One of millions or billions (?) of sperm makes its way to the egg. Winner
takes all. Winner MAKES all. At that precise moment, when that one *particular* sprem cell fertilizes the egg... for you or me, THERE IS BUT ONE
UNIVERSE --for that particular sperm to have fertilized that particular egg. CONCEPTION, for us in this reality, is tantamount to The Big Bang (not
the ravenously popular TV series). At that moment, it is a singularity. We have had nothing done to us, no neutrino particles from distant gamma ray
bursts have passed through us yet... At that moment... nothing. Seconds later, neutrinos pass through us, altering us in intangible ways. Forces we
are not yet aware of change us and modify us. Then, as the embryo grows, the actions of the mother change us. Her environment affects her, and thus
the embryo. So, somehow during this, our consciousness is ANCHORED, and like splitting cells during embryonic development, so grows our consciousness
as forces create alternate possibilities of ourselves based on what our mother eats, gamma ray bursts from light years away sending neutrinos through
us, and everything else... As the new universes form based on different possibilities, so does our consciousness expand, fracture. So do we become
-unknowingly- extra dimensional beings.
2. Dreams: Isn't it strange how no matter how outrageous the dream, we dream our dreams as ourselves. Even if we are different, look different,
feel different --in different settings-- we are still ourselves. Yes, I agree. We dream as ourselves. Again, as I stated before, I'm sure someone
might come forward and dispute this fact, stating that he/she dreampt in the form of a neighbor or dragonfly, but for 99% of us, I'd wager we dream
as ourselves (even if we dream we are of a different gender, as you stated). I think dreams are a connection to these strange realities of alternate
3. Back to embryonic development: Your comments got me to thinking about how we develop. A fertilized egg becomes larger by cellular division.
It's been a while since I took college microbiology, so forgive me if I simplify. But, in a nutshell, we grow by cellular division. 1 becomes 2; 2
becomes 4; 4 becomes 8, etc. Using that as a model, it would stand to reason that as we grow, more entropy enters our reality at a cellular level,
--being affected mainly by choices made of the hosting/pregnant mother. What she eats, thinks, drinks, smokes, reacts to, and is exposed to greatly
affects the growing embryo, and thus, new universes are created to account for these "options" or alternatives. As our cells divide and grow, so
does our CONSCIOUSNESS. For each new possibility (and subsequent NEW universe), we fracture, we expand... we STRETCH. Our consciousness does this.
We become more and more an extra-dimensional being. As we age, our consciousness truly becomes infinite (or NEAR-infinite).
Very interesting thoughts generated by your post.