Not long now...
Science will take man back to the spiritual. I don't necessarily mean in terms of a specific God/creator, but the fact that we have 'souls'. At least,
I am fairly convinced that we do.
The way I see it is;
There has to be separation between the 'thing' doing the perceiving and the perceived thing for true consciousness to be experienced. I know I'm truly
conscious because I am not just a survival machine running on code and simply the product of that code's history. I am the controller of that body,
and hence I exist separate to the body; its that simple.
You are your thoughts. If you feel like you 'listen' to your thoughts, but you aren't necessarily the source - you are letting your ego/subconscious
play a bigger part in your life than it should. Of course, all thoughts have signals within the brain that accompany it when you focus on an mental
image and such, and the brain can manifest suggestions or dialogue - but the voice that IS YOU and comments throughout your day is NOT the brain
randomly creating dialogue of its own accord and then playing it back to itself causing some sort of illusion of consciousness.
Your brain is nothing but a bunch of generally homogenous organic matter containing an extremely advanced electrical circuit. Nothing else lol. Well,
it has nodes where it stores pathway information and memory and such and such; but its effectively just a computer.
Our current paradigm is that we are nothing but a supercomputer. Of course, it happens to be that nature has specced us up to ridiculous level via the
GENIUS that is the system of DNA/genetics/LIFE. Eventually, when this computer gets so 'powerful' you have consciousness arising, apparently.
It's almost absurd sometimes, but at other times it seemed logical. It is not until I truly understood how we 'interact' with the universe that it
became clearer. If that logic is true then that is to say if you were to make a Sims game where the processing power of the AI was so high it would
suddenly become 'aware'. Nonsense. Anyone who knows anything about coding knows that AI can only ever mimic consciousness, because when you realise
how you would 'code' a human, you also realise that it has absolutely nothing to do with creating 'consciousness'.
A weak AI is just as aware as a super intelligent AI, because there is no degree of separation between the AI and its reality. It is JUST a machine
running processes. Regardless of how fast or how varied an amount of processes it can pull off per second. Likewise with robots.
Through the virtue of how ANY robot is designed to operate with its environment, it cannot be conscious. At no point is there an 'observer' of what a
robot experiences, regardless how advanced its learning algorithms and such are. That is because the very fundamental of a robot experiencing a
'sense' requires the the act of sensing to be intrinsically linked to the 'thing' processing that sense, and is completely governed by the processor.
At no point can an 'observer' of the sense occur, because a 2-way system does not turn into a 3-way system by increasing the factors of the 2-way
system. This is rational. The other option is that the 2-way system causes consciousness hence your phone, computer, Xbox, TV etc are all conscious
entities in their own respective regards.
The Xbox is actually a good analogy. It is basically a compressed universe-body simulator. Your actual Xbox does the exact role of your brain, and
decodes the source into something meaningful. Or like using your computer to get onto the wireless Internet. Then through the use of a
monitor/speakers/pad or whatever, you provide yourself senses and a method of control. This is exactly what is going on with ours, and every other
conscious things body.
The difference between you and a non-conscious being is that you have the monitor lol. You are watching the and experiencing the meaningful product of
what the brain is decoding, where as the non-conscious entity IS the brain. It is a simple concept at heart (think matrix) but the implications change
Of course, the human-consciousness is almost perfectly (intended for our more 'natural' states I assume) 'designed' by 'nature' or 'God' or by
accident or whatever you use to attempt to comprehend the miracle at your hands. We go through specific periods/changes of growth and perspective
through our natural cycle which is meant to result in a well-balanced and in control adult human.
But, you were aware today as you were in day 1 - you did not 'learn' awareness - you simply perceived the world through a limited machine which has
changed several times throughout your life. If you slightly smash your computer screen while playing a game, you can still control your character and
perceive through limited senses. Likewise, if you damage your processor (brain) your perception and ability of control/process will be compromised,
but you will still be the 'same' awareness operating through it. I could talk about dreams here but that's a whole different matter.
Of course, when the 'game' is as immersive/absorbing/persistent as our universe, along with the amnesia of our previous forms, these subtle changes in
our computer affect our perception and ability massively. But as long as there is consciousness, there is some element of control.
The universe as we know it and perceive it in this beautiful form ceases to exist without conscious life. It ONLY exists in this form in our 'heads'.
Only because we actually observe the meaningful code that is translated from the source via the body. Without any life (conscious or not), the
universe is simply mathematical probabilities. Light fails to exist without an observer of light, and matter is nothing but practically empty space.
It is all meaningless without any decoding or an observer. Life and the universe go hand in hand, they require each other to exist for it to be as
what we know it. It's not independent in that form.
I'm an agnostic, I don't know what the answer is to our source and what the 'purpose' is - if there is one, but I know that we exist in some form
outside what we perceive as our body. That means practically anything is possible beyond the veil.
The funny thing is, if you don't believe in the soul you must hence progress with the logic that consciousness is programmable. That is because you
believe consciousness can be completely mapped and created by electrical signals moving between nodes (or 0s and 1s effectively). That means that we
can, and probably will, code conscious virtual life within a virtual environment.
That means virtual human consciousness is possible and therefore the number of virtual people and accompanying virtual universes will eventually
outnumber the 'real' people by an EXTREME amount. Knowing this is possible then means the chances of us being virtually created consciousnesses by the
original 'real' humans or sentient life is more likely than us being the 'originals'.
Who really knows what happens when we die. The universe as we know it already is very multidimensional and provides access to some very interesting
However - Isn't it just beautiful that the universe happens to spawn a form of life that can experience and learn at the same time like we do, while
also able to understand the universe and use it to our advantage consciously. Whatever you believe about life that simple fact should never lose
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