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[Update Nov 2004--
Artificial Brain/Ear/Voice, for a 2004+ PC;
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Poster Notation Summaries
Chapter 8. The Psychological Universe (partial) -- block diagram development of anatomical conscious process
Chapter 11. Silicon Based Intelligence (partial) -- rudimentary program development
The whole book
You are different than everyone else. This
appears to be true even if you are an identical
quadruplet. Your brain has developed in context with the unique flow of perspective reality that has
carried your life, and your interactions. While we are all individuals, we also have similarities in
common with each other. This is partly due to common cultural influences shared within, and
between, groups of us. It is due, more fundamentally, to the common features of our genetic
make-up. Both factors function within the flow of reality. We influence each other, impressing and
arousing notions, feelings, and useful techniques in each other. What makes our individuality is the
detailed, complete, current state of our differing sets of constantly expanding memories, and some
subtle differences in the personal systems we are, that collect those memories. These differences,
and the memories themselves, interact with various degrees of uniqueness, producing specific
behavior and interests, which promulgate the continuance of your memory expansion, along the
lines of your uniqueness. Most fundamentally, all of this process is dependent upon its unique
physical location, with respect to all other locations, and the continuing stream of influence of
specific environmental factors, over time. These influences are being attended to, or ignored by,
your ongoing prioritized drives. Those drives have been built by, and ordered by, all of the above
factors, in a complex chain of personal-environmental interactions.
Our individuality is a product of memory — of two basic types, or levels, of memory — genetic,
and mental. Genetic memory is natural chemical memory that holds the recipe for your development
and maintenance. It also holds a degree of opportunity for variation... a degree that has allowed
survival of many basic traits over many generations; and allowed survival of that degree of
opportunity for variation. Genetic memory has developed in response to environmental physical
factors. These factors included a variety of other genetic progressions. Most basically they
included such factors as gravity, temperature variations, etc.
With time, the factors of genetic variation produced the basis of mental memory, and went on to
support social interaction; in animals, then in humanity. The specific genetic memory you have
inherited has acted as a somewhat unique guidance system for the collection of specific mental
memories you have acquired. So has other factors of influence guided that collection; such as your
immediate family, and your closest friends; as well as TV, music, etc.; and day and night, for that
matter. As you gained awareness, and began to “think for yourself,” what happened was, your
memory collection began to guide its own selection of influences and interests, based on the unique
character of the interaction of its collected elements, subject to the unique mix of influences we
refer to as emotion, that develop basically out of genetic memory, but in context with, and partially
reversely subject to, that development of the mental memory. Your soul was born when you began
All of the factors of development bear upon each other, to various degrees, flowing as an active,
unique system, interacting with other unique systems, in an overall system, governed by the
common physical laws of reality. Even identical twins have a great deal of uniqueness, between
each other, when it comes to their personal intelligence-collecting systems; for their physical
structures are largely dependent upon specific information, and the order it is presented in; as that
information builds the specifically associated connections of each system.
Your memories are collected by association, and they are recalled by association. In the
beginning, when there isn’t anything to associate it to, or from, your memory is forming the basis
for fundamental sensory perception. You learn to feel, hear, see, etc., as differences and similarities
presented by a huge multitude of details in these media, are detected and associated by virtue of
their relative timing/mapping, within fractions of a second. As this learning is established, it
becomes a basis for higher levels of learning, over longer and longer periods of time; where familiar
objects and other familiar sensory experiences become associated with each other, with their
environments, and with the flows of emotional survival status of the moments, issued by autonomic
reactions to such things as hunger, diaper condition, and relief.
Every moment of your awareness is a simultaneous process of “recording” and “playing”
memory, in context with its prior self, and in context to environmental cues. Both contexts are set by
association. Your perception is the identification of stimulus, as it finds elements of similar
memory, and reinforces them; with more or less association to other concurrent stimuli; from
internally associative memory, or environment-aroused associative memory. Your perceptions, as
well as your recollections, are memories. The same mechanism stores information, as it retrieves it.
The same mechanism is associative. It stores and recalls by association. It does this with reflexive
speed, as well as through long, complex consideration, riding on a vast flow of reflexive associated
elements that are basic to perception, as well as to the routines used in understanding and
creativity. You originate concepts and useful methods by using methods of association you’ve
picked up throughout your life. You use them in context to various problems, or attractions. Those
facts of life develop, and drive, your motivations. Their unique perspective combinations create
This may all seem to be true, or even be old hat to you by now, depending on your background.
You get a picture like this by studying a combination of subjects; including ones such as physics,
chemistry, biology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, psychology, and neural net computer
science; but mostly from studying people, and their interactions over time. You can realize that
each of us is a system; and that awareness is achieved by the functioning of that system.
Periodically, the functioning is different, as in times of sleeping; and we know, from what we didn’t
know when awoken from those times, that awareness is a different thing during dreams, and it is
nulled-out altogether during deep sleep. If you are a sound sleeper, and someone asks you a
question, you don’t know the answer. You don’t know anything — you’re not there. Your soul does
not actively exist. Living biology is not always conscious. Your functioning changes regularly,
producing intermittent awareness. If the question wakes you up, your soul comes to life again, as
your system becomes capable of accessing pertinent memory.
What is the soul of a baby? We tend not to blame a baby for too much — in fact, we get appalled
if a baby is punished. A baby hasn’t learned social norms yet. When we blame, we are attacking a
memory set; particularly its priorities. We want to modify that memory set, so as to reduce risks of
repeat problematical behavior. To be successful in this, we must remember that memory is not
erased. We must find effective ways to augment memory.
We take a part in creating each other’s souls, by supplying ideas and information to each other.
None of us would accept a given building block in exactly the same way. It will only “stick” to a
given soul, if that soul can already relate key elements. Augmentation takes place by association.
Specific individuals will require that specific groundwork be laid in, in association with existing
experiential knowledge, before the goals of specific augmentation can be achieved.
While this may seem to be a reasonable approximation of the truth, there is more to reality than
this. There are many other things we can study to promote an understanding of “You.” There is one
thing in particular, however, that is a primary focus here. It is something that would seem to be easy
to ignore, because, on the face of it, it is simply too absurd to deal with rationally. It’s easy to
ignore, that is, unless you happen to be me. As me, I have met with little success in ignoring it, now
and then, only to find myself caught up in it, again and again. There is a fantastic curve ball waiting
around the corner here. It gets dished-up by reality, if your curiosity about the true nature of
reality is strong enough to endure the apparent absurdity, and fully face the data. The data can
serve as the source of some strange ideas. For me, it happened to serve as support for some other
strange ideas I already had. These ideas can combine with some more accepted notions to suggest
components of definition for the very fabric of reality. If you can gather these ideas up, patiently,
holding them tentatively, until you get enough of them together, they may begin to support each
other, in your mind, as a feasible possibility... as a crude, initial thought system that may someday
become an explanation of reality, by reality, for reality.
The data is that from the field of psychology, specifically with regard to split-brain
neurosurgery. Human medical patients, as well as higher animals, have been involved in split brain
research. Before we can begin to appreciate the split-brain paradox, in a way that leads to a
tentative resolution, we needed to develop this tentative model of consciousness.
Consciousness is a process that takes place
in your brain. The process is supported by the
organized structure of your nervous system. The process is developmental. The development is
supported by the brain; however, the development is composed of information from the
environment. The inherent relationships in the environment build a belief set in your brain. This
process is the growth of your mind. The perceived truths of the world are allowed entry to, and
participation with, your mind, by your nervous system, in a process of association.
The factors that determine the association of elements are inherent in the oncoming data stream.
However, the process of associative filing of that data is also subject to various particulars of
circumstances that were contained in the prior process of data handling. As a result, no two people
are very likely to think exactly alike, or have the exact same set of interests and priorities.
There are differences in brain structure at various levels of detail. More important, there are
differences in a complex set of sensitivities that support emotional response. The particular
condition of this sub-system, at any given moment, will more or less arrange the priority level of
elements, so as to affect the arrangement of associations in more or less subtle ways. The individual
differences in emotional response are partially a result of genetic differences; but are also more or
less affected by the particular combination and order of events in one’s life. All of these factors are
involved, and they all affect each other.
Consciousness is not “received” by a little man in your head. The process does not focus to a
single spot or area. The process pulls various aspects out of the more common areas, and takes
various differences off to various separate locations. It also associates most, or all, of these areas
with each other. It is a huge multiplicity of nearly simultaneous, related, sub-processes. While
specific functions, such as speech, or vision, or long-term memory/prioritization, are highly
dependent on specialized areas of the brain, basic self-knowledge and reactive decision-making
capability are distributed throughout the brain. Any smaller or larger part of the brain could be
removed, without removing You. The more removed, the less aware you become. While the brain
continues to function consciously, it is still You who are aware... aware of whatever memory is most
associable to the ongoing contexts of interactive experience. We know this from case studies of
people who have lost brain areas by disease or accident.
If there is a little someone in your head who receives the process to be aware, that someone is
the connection of the process with the Universe. This connection might directly involve the physics
of the brain, as it supports the thought process. However, it is a primary goal of this book to
demonstrate that the physics may be dimensional in such a way that the connection comes about as
the meaning of the process being part of the meaning of reality. Meaning is a level of
dimensionality. All of the dimensions are levels of process.
The Split Brain Paradox
You exist as all parts of your conscious brain
function. This creates an unusual opportunity.
You can split your brain in half, and become two Yous. This operation has been performed
numerous times, to alleviate the severity of epileptic seizures; by reducing the pathways available
for the spread of “run-away” nervous activity.
Carefully performed experiments have shown
that these people are capable of dual experience,
which leads to dual decision making and contradictory response. To get these results, elaborate
methods are employed to keep one brain half from learning the same thing as the other half.
Different information is presented to each half.
Under everyday conditions, both halves receive virtually the same outlook on the world. Life
proceeds as though nothing is different about perception. The knowledge base and reactive
inclinations of each half share a common history. There are seldom, if ever, any conflicting
responses, beyond those that comprise the typical human experience.
How can you become two Yous? How can each of
these yous continue to experience being you,
while coming to different conclusions about reality? How can “they” be having individual thoughts,
while each one goes on believing that they are the same You who has been there all along? And,
given this most unusual set of circumstances, does it not follow that You could also be everyone
else as well? What mechanism could make such things possible?
Time. Perhaps time is not so simple a thing as we take for granted. Maybe things aren’t really all
happening at the “same” time, the way they seem to be. There could be a different time for every
location, and a different set of times for every system. To think about reality this way is to
complicate it tremendously. But then, isn’t reality quite a complicated thing anyway?
Imagine your own mind in a divided state... go so far as to picture half your head transplanted to
a body donor, or just being kept alive for seconds with equipment, if that will help you with this
mental exercise. You may find this difficult to think about; you may want to avoid the issue by citing
all sorts of medical impossibilities. I promise you, the biological facts support the adventure. So go
ahead and imagine it — you become two yous who no longer know what the other is thinking; who
no longer see from the same viewpoint; who hear different things, etc. Each you is a you; but your
yous are having different experiences. They have their own expanding memories now, and they
begin to make variant choices. They could reminisce about the connected times with uncanny
parallelism of the details. Or, you could have been split at the age of four, having little to remember
as one. They would still both be you.
We have been operating under an assumption that may be false... that we are only individuality
that is infinitely absolute, and totally non-transferable between us. This is not prudent science! We
don’t know the same things, and we don’t think all the same thoughts; and we don’t make all the same
choices; but even though it seems like we are all happening at the same time, as we live here
together, time may actually be more complex than that, at the level of conscious time. Relativity
suggests that there is a different time for every point in space, just as every point in space is a
different place, relative to the others. We have proven this by observing numerous examples of
time’s dependence on relative motion. Time is not a single thing. It can run differently in different
places, if those places are not together in their overt actions of relative location. Even when things
are basically staying together, like most of the stuff on Earth, they may arise continuously to exist
as individual sources of time, contributing to general time. You may be different time than I am,
where I know what you know as your knowing... as the very knowing that you are experiencing right
now... you and I may have different right-nows, that interact in complex time.
It simply is not valid to assume that the physical
splitting of consciousness, by way of splitting
the brain, would yield one half that continues to be the original person, and a “new” half, or a dead
half, or telepathically connected halves. Maybe You get two Yous! Really! You might! It is just as
valid to assume that you get two yous; and you get this no matter how you slice it, so long as you
slice from the top down, and maintain life support. You could slice twice and make four yous. You
can go further, and each one will be a dimmer, less resolved you.
We have reason to consider, then, that we are
all each other! Are we all each other?! Could this
be true in a “way” we haven't been considering? This may seem impossible for a while; perhaps a
very long while; if you’ve just begun to consider brain function as consciousness, and then gone on
to consider split brain function. Even if you have spent much time this way, you may not have
pondered equality of our innermost identity. Some of the fundamental problems of physics, and a
simple approach to infinity, have brought this question into focus here. Once you allow yourself to
consider this, you may be surprised at the abundance and variety of available clues that can lend
support to the notion.
How can you be various different lives that take place at the same time? —It only seems like the
same time. Modern quantum theory has suggested that one might travel back in time to visit his
younger self. The ideas presented here would see this restricted to a specific modality... we are all
doing it already, and this may really be the only way it can be done. Different people are different
yous, “from” different eternities... living in different eternities... defined by the structure of their
mentality, and the underlying structure of times as physical dimensionality. The structure of time is
complex. There is one atom — the Universe — traveling around in time. That’s why atomic features,
like charge, are so identical. They are the same system at different times.
If you are concerned that this may be frightening
to people, then you aren’t seeing the nature of
nature being suggested. There’s relatively little to be afraid of, because most everyone wants to be
themselves. Fear will only arise if you forget to forget — if you forget how absurd it is not to forget
about the various negative elements required by your source. Much of this trouble will be
eliminated when we recognize the simple straight forward opportunity to choose cooperative
Your other yous don’t know your life the way
you do. Your life is that knowing. When you think
about being other people, you automatically want to drag your own memories and priorities into
their world; where they would almost always find conflict with what you can see is going on there
already. It’s just what’s going on there already, that you be, in that time. What you are now is one of
many unique vantage points upon your other vantage points.
We are all individuals. While this is true,
the split-brain paradox points out a simultaneous truth,
that at first might seem quite contradictory. With sufficient hypothesizing, the conflict can be
tentatively resolved into a system of times.
To consider the split brain data, is to consider
reality in a new way. I do not experience your
thoughts because my memory is not connected to yours. My memory serves to connect myself to
me, by relating my memory to its changing self, over time. Memory is a reference frame that gives
temporal patterns relative meaning, by association. If my memory were connected to yours, and
time was allowed for association to develop between the two bases; a single base would be defined.
This definition would bring the fine constituent of times together as a set, from the point of view of
the consciousness it would induce. I would know you as I know myself. I would realize I am You. The
gap in time, between our eternities, would be bridged by the common access to meaning-inducing
Time produces your memory, and your memory is a basis for the process of your perception.
There can be different levels of reality at work here. The process of time can be independent from
the process of perception, in the sense that the perceptive process can be one of many produced by
time. Our memory sets can produce our perceptions of one common time for many different people,
while there are really many different sets of times for one You.
This brings us a bit closer to that primary goal; to demonstrate that the latter case may be a
consequence of the physical dimensionality of reality.
The Universe is a system. The system is composed
of sub-systems. The concept of substance in
this would be misleading. That concept arises from competition for possession. The qualities of
objects that produce the impression of substance, are qualities of interaction inherent to the
systems involved. To acquire something is to modify your position of capability to interact.
Competition itself is interaction. The object is also interaction — it is a collection of interacting
systems, that interact with, and as, the functioning of the Universe. The concept of substance
attempts to attribute a timelessness to objects. This, in turn, places the objects under the influence
of an all-pervasive single time. The hypothesis of Object Physics will describe reality as a system
composed of systems — all of which is completely and thoroughly composed of times.
Conscious time and common time are different
aspects of an overall complex time. This will be
considered as levels of dimensionality, defined by photonic timing delays. Complex time is
portioned into semi-independent, interacting systems that fundamentally appear in the form of
Hydrogen. Time moves much more quickly within the atom... possibly by a factor such as c2, relative
to c1/2 at our level of bang expansion process. The proportion of rates would be relativistically
linked to the relative “sizes” of real process. Thus, a scheme is set whereby definition is considered
for all levels of size and time. Infinity is a distribution of endless resolution within the interactions
of reality, as well as an endless expanse of inferred process.
In some aspect, the inferred levels of our scheme are separated by a factor on the order of ten to
the eightieth power (the observed number of particles in the big bang at the time of writing —
subject to change, no doubt). Among other factors, a bang could be a very minor component of
each hydrogen cycle. In any case, You are each lifetime, in its time, at its rate and size, relative to
all the others; knowing only itself as its times of awareness; as developing memory, based on its
collection of contextual memories.
Each cycle of each Hydrogen set of reality complements can be considered as an ultimate
reference frame, that would say it’s the whole Universe, composed of all such sets. Like us, each one
is each other; for a different view of the overall structure of time. Each cycle of H is different, and
exists in context with a differing case of overall reality. There are an infinite number of such frames,
and each one is remembered — repeated — an infinite number of times, on infinite cycles. This
happens because reality is active mathematics. Like consciousness, it is logical interaction.
Therefore, it produces all possible consciousness — of You. This is not as frightening a prospect
as you might think — the general trend is an association of increasing consciousness with
developing order. Evolution produces that ultimate Hydrogen reference frame; again, and again,
and again... each time, we use our “errors” to make everything turn out real good for ourself.
These ideas are framed in terms of memory.
Reality is time that creates, and maintains, memory.
Reality proceeds on the basis of the memory it is composed of. The source of process is prior
process that conveys further process, on the basis of the physical laws defined, and maintained, by
that process. We call this atoms and molecules of ongoing atomic interaction, or reactions.
This theme could be thought of as unlimited reincarnation. We don’t come back as a few famous
people. There is only You, as everyone. It isn’t that we come back to live each other’s lives in the
sense that we each are different inner selves who could only “try out” the sets of circumstances that
alternately belong to various “other people’s” lives — overall reality is one life, and we are
different parts of this life. In this, we are each other. Sooner and later, you come back to be
everyone. We all are you. You have all of these various modes of individuality. Your sense of being
is always relative to your intimately connected memory. Time is not limited to the production of a
single such memory. Overall time is the memory of all such contextual perspectives... of all time of
you. Time is the connections within and between this... the behavior we call “light.” We will consider
the possibility that time is a more complicated thing than we’ve been thinking it was. It has a
singularity, like we want it to — like we think it does — but that singularity is composed of an
We are not generally accustomed to this sort of thinking... we don’t raise ourselves to think this
way, or to have the way of life this attitude could foster. So, the idea of it probably seems quite
ridiculous; and as such, a partial view of it could serve to conjure up association with familiar
asbsurdities. It isn’t to say that I can control your actions, the way I control mine, for example. I
can’t do that any more than I could now do that to my own actions of yesterday or ten years ago.
Nor can I now control my future actions. I can only develop plans — I don’t know what
contingencies will arise around, or in the way of, my intentions. The process of reality has shaped
my plans. It is I who did the shaping, since I am the process of reality; though parts of me don’t know
what-all I’m doing. What I will decide to do has always been a part of eternity. It all fits together
perfectly, even though I don’t always like it. Pain is some of the learning that produces all of your
The present effort includes a discussion of science, more than it contributes any specifically
useful details. Chapter 11 is an attempt at computer science, as a means of formulating much of the
conjecture into a working system. Scientific analysis of reality is our effort to determine the nature
of the math, in its intricacies, as it relates within and between systems. The systems are functional
systems because they are rules of math. They don’t follow the rules; they are the recurring rules of
Universal memory that construct actively relative geometrics. We are rewarded for uncovering this
truth, in terms of advancement of our mathematical behavior. Reality is this sort of logic
progression. In verbal terms, the overall action of humanity is the same sort of progression. In
terms of survival modes, the whole of life is likewise such a progression in chemistry. The chemistry
is the active embodiment of dimensional mathematics.
The present focus is on gaining a sense of overall understanding. The value of this may lie in its
contribution to the condition of humanity, by way of affecting our formulation of meaningful basic
Your past and future includes eternity. To simplify our analysis of reality, we view time as a
single, finite dimension, that began with the big bang. There is no reason to assume that no other
process preceded that apparent node of time. If, instead, we open up time, we obtain the opportunity
to visualize frameworks for reality, that support all of the fundamental, and complex, aspects of
process. A stretch of time can be seen as being composed of smaller pieces of time. Overall time
can be seen as a thing that has more pieces than the one that started with our big bang. Any piece
of time can be regarded as an eternity, relative to its innermost constituents, if we view
consciousness as a product of such a basis.
Eternity is infinite time. It is an understatement to say that’s a lot of time. Your eternity is, in one
respect, a complex thing; yet, in another respect, it is a simple, single thing. There are an infinite
number of viewpoints from eternity. Each view is a different thing; yet each view is of the same thing.
Each view is produced by the same total eternity, from a different offset of time within that eternity.
Picture yourself in the past, by drawing upon a memory. You were that person, but now you are
not. That person was the process of interaction with the process that was the Universe then. Now
you are the current process. The process is always changing. The process is always you. When you
die, a process of your self ends; and you no longer know that way. You totally forget. Every being
that is born, develops other knowing, as a process that is other time where you interact among
other times of yours. Such beginnings are the very thing the Universe did when you were born. The
ingredients are atoms of time that pattern meaning with each other, producing your awareness for
that overall time. In the course of our lives, we trade atoms, through the environment, in and out of
each other’s physical structure. Information is information. We all get some that is essentially
identical for many of us. The difference between you and me is “when” we get it. Our individuality is
differences in the variety of specific components of such info, and its sequential order. These
factors act to inhibit or facilitate subsequent component info. Sooner and later, time gets to where
you develop each of these bases of inclination. The memory of the Universe is the interaction
within, and between, these systems.
Your ability to experience reality, and to make decisions, is based in your memory. Your
memory is the tools you rely on for these functions. You take these tools for granted; you’re used
to them; they are the routines for handling routines, that have brought you to your current
condition of success. Your sense of identity is based in your memory. The composition of your
memory is constantly expanding; yet it regularly serves to continue its function of your being. The
series of memories, that is your life, has a finite quality, relative to the Universe. There are other
memory set developments produced by the Universe. The ones that attain consciousness become
unique viewpoints of yours. These individual memory sets can affect each other over time, but not
the same way that they affect themselves over time. The difference defines separate versions of
yourself in complex time.
The discussion of time belongs to the heading
of Dimensionality. For starters; to try to make
some sense of all this; think of time as making very big circles that come around to be “by” itself.
You come and go as this kind of time goes on.
Chances are good that this is all striking
you as a bunch of very strange ideas, that don’t readily
fit into your belief set. To begin a process of making them understandable, and maybe even
sensible, it should help to review, and to re-phrase things a little, as we add a little more. The reality
of our split-brain data logically leads us to some unusual questions. How can you become two
yous, who can be deprived of knowing what the “other” is thinking anymore? Doesn’t this mean we
could possibly somehow all be each other?
The “thing” that may operate to produce this result is infinity: infinity of time, over time; as
infinite times. Quantum physics suggests that one might travel back in time, to his own past. To
resolve the obvious logical conflict, we invent the idea of branching — a new reality is forged,
leaving the original one there as a source for the time travel. Maybe you can’t really do that. Maybe
instead, or in addition, we all do it a little differently; as we are all visiting our other selves already.
Our family tree has branches that are real, and viewable, as ongoing process of reality.
Perhaps the logical conflict is dissolved by a requirement that eternity must pass before you can go
anywhere... before you are born. Your choices always lead to your choices, without contaminating
their own sources. When you go back, your choices are protected by the isolation factor of
eternity, and birth.
Maybe the parallel Universes aren’t invisible to each other. Instead, each of us is a parallel
Universe... a construct of identical, but individual, sets of dimensions of times in Universal memory.
In fact, maybe this happens to each atom; whether it’s involved in the process of a human-type being
or not. Maybe each perfectly matching atomic unit, of perfectly balancing charge, is a time traveling
version of the whole Universe. There might be something here that could lead to an explanation for
the very fundamental questions of precise identities of particle qualities. Maybe the fundamental
properties of mass and charge are relative characteristics of differing possible relative “directions”
of time travel for the whole Universe, obeying and creating physical law, jumping from one eternity
to another. Amongst all that’s said and done in this, a level of time exists for consciousness such as
ours to consider various events as being finite, with respect to each other.
What if there’s a problem that goes all the way back to where we suppressed infinities in
attempting to unify relativity and quantum dynamics? This is way beyond me. I understand that we
produced wonderful, useful tools in doing this, so we would not want to part with them. But maybe
we shouldn’t let that stand in the way of a re-examination that might open a new realm of
Infinity may be more real than we realize. It may be so real that it’s right next to you, and even
within you, as your source. You get a hint of this by considering the infinite divisibility of any
distance. In terms of these divisions, any two points are infinitely far apart. We stretch our
imagination of relative viewpoints to the point of no limit to see this. In terms of time, it may amount
to the existence of neighboring points of reality as mutual histories through eternity. In producing
all these points of time, infinity is producing eternities within each moment of conscious time.
Reality is created by infinity... within the time of each moment of each atom, atomic process may be
infinitely complex. A single cycle of atomic process may contain viewpoints that would span the
same sorts of accomplishments as 30 billion years of big bang. The qualities of atoms that are
identical may be so because they are all each other, at different times... eternities away from being
each other’s relative function... so there can be a whole. A person is a parallel Universe interacting
with other parallel people. Our interactions are infant workings of cosmic civilization; or they will
be if we complete the fetal phase. Higher cosmic undertakings promote physical law, in the way that
parallel atoms interact, perhaps by fully becoming those interactions... by getting completely
involved with the Universe. All of the interactions logically comprise each of the atoms that do the
interacting; because a given cycle is a specific eternity, arising from, and yielding, the others; in
their turn, in their time. One atom, or balanced logic set, travels around in time. The ultimate brain is
each atomic cycle. Can you think of any other system that knows better how to behave — that does
what it is supposed to? We might think of atoms, as well as higher animals, as comprising split-brain
reality. The mechanics involved with even the fundamentals of this would be, no doubt, quite
complex. I can only imagine a simple-overview idea of it. Perhaps you, or someone you know, would
be interested in seeing how today’s science might fit into such a framework; or how the science and
the framework might co-evolve into a useful model. Bangness is a polarity, and black hole
distributions are the complementary polarity. The bang doesn’t just happen out of nowhere; it is a
phase of time opposite to black hole time. From our point of view, time and space both stop at a
black hole. It takes a very long time, maybe forever, for all of our stuff to drain into the black holes.
From the “other side” of reality, inside the holes, that process is a big bang, or a set of them. A lot
of atoms are formed quickly, they do stuff for a long time, then they accumulate in “storage” in a
distribution of black holes. We would see this from either side. From our position in time phase, the
extremes are horizons. They are also points. Time exists everywhere as different points of itself —
different times of time. A complement to the complementary pair of bang and holes, is an anti-matter
pair that closes the circuit between the horizons, the same way we do. One side might see a
distribution of bangs that find a common drain. The whole of time, as a sum of these four phases, is
always a single point. This point is an infinite clock rate, distributed as the inner-most source of
relative physical law. A hint of non-relative physical law is present in reality as well; manifested for
us as random factors of noise and uncertainty. All components are physical law relative to some
reality. And, the factors of uncertainty complete our laws with the principles of probability. The
fundamental source of our physical order is a variety of chaos that is other orderly realities, kindly
lending us ours, just as we end up contributing to the inference of others. The point is composed of
all photon relationships. Realities are generated within that point as infinitely complex phase
relationships of the point to itself, generating infinite dimensionality as relative structures of time
within time. Included in this relative timing are active brain structures that interpret part of the
timing as space. Each cycle of each atom is a different phase angle of the same whole infinite
dimensionality. The roles of bang and drain are shifted in relative dimensionality to the roles of
charge within the atom. The view from some level of order within any atom is an apparent view of the
whole expanding Universe. Reality happens because infinity is real. Infinite time is real, so these
times of reality are created out of an infinite number of eternities. The eternities within each moment
afford the interacting structure of time the inclusion of ongoing sensibilities that support
developing consciousnesses. Eternity is required within each moment, to include the probabilistic
order that is inter-developmental consciousness. Each moment of consciousness is generated by a
series of parallel eternities that appear to that consciousness as a flow of time for a bunch of stuff,
governed by physical laws. Each eternity that contributes to consciousness does so by being
enough time to randomly come up with a contextually coherent contribution to physical law. These
occurrences create our world and the awareness of it that comes to appreciate physical law. It takes
this form of process because the huge number of such developments expanding in parallel and
series in a big bang, are the creation of a future that contributes to the creation of its pasts. We
contribute indirectly, and directly, to the creation of physical law... to the operation of the
interacting atoms. You may consistently reach the ultimate evolutionary peak, within each atomic
cycle of physical law definition.
You can probably do better. To explain the biological split-brain paradox, we need to show how
different matter is different sources of time; where different positions of the same overall thing come
into play with its various other positions. Different matter is different positions of time, relative to
its various self. Reality is active mathematics, relative to active mathematics.
We could have sufficient groundwork laid here
as a mental environment for a first overview of
the general idea of the structure of dimensionality as reality, that is in ongoing development
throughout this book.
Any process, be it directly involved in effort
or not, is a “thing.” It is as much a thing as any
object is. The mathematical reality of the three dimensional aspect of any object, or object
collection, is the interrelated timing delays and relative directionality of the component activities
taking place within, and as, the object. The three dimensional aspect of a cardboard box is not
separable from the other dimensions of process that contribute the box to reality. It’s all a bunch of
timing. The timing is the rules of reality. The process itself is where the rules are written. When we
speak of a purely mathematical three dimensional concept, we are actively speaking, or reading; as
we actively think about that aspect. Everything that exists here is process in time, including the
atoms of a closed book. The dimensions are factors of time. They are relative degrees or offsets of
eternity. We refer to them in everyday terms, without realizing the relative functions-within-
functions of the overall scheme. We use terms such as space (contextual repetition of particles);
time (regular variations in space), energy (regular variations in time), meaning of energy patterns
(repetitive variations in energy); memory (repetitive representation), repetitive association between
the representations, associative interaction between the associating representations and the
represented dimensionality; different conscious life spans, society (repetitive and associative
memory as culture and progress), and the bang as a collection of all bangs. Society is an object, in
that it is a physical dimension of reality. The society of the bang, to which we are a cute little
“sprout,” would be engaged in producing physical law as it merges with all of its components into
full dimensionality. This would be mathematical, and it would be all fate of reality. The creation of
this twelfth level may actually be the source of everything — the point. Though we see time moving
forward toward that climax, a truer “overview” would see that we were in tandem with an identical-
but-inverse anti-bang, who’s internal view would be identical to ours; seeing its flow of time as a
development that climaxes in the creation of the same twelfth level, as a point. The twelfth level itself
— a single point — is not a viewpoint. It is not time or space, or relative meaning. Yet, the higher
relative dimensions are the induction of awareness and the structure of its associations. The full
scope of this eleventh level is probably beyond our ability to comprehend. If it involves something
like feeling, we might guess that it feels infinitely perfect and ultimately desirable. It just isn’t
wrong... nothing about it is different from the way you’d have it be. It is the complete truth. In terms
of the time spans involved in this - probably tens of billions of years - the geophysical scale of
development of higher consciousness and immature society, subject to horrible negativities, is only
an instant — merely thousands or millions of years — a factor of millionths or thousandths — if
split-brain reality takes hold within hundreds or thousands of years of our level of development, on
the average consciousness-bearing planet.
Infinity isn’t just a word; it’s reality. It takes the form of atoms. It includes all possible relative
arrangements of actions, composing all levels of dimensionality as process. The levels of
dimensional process include all possible consciousness of relative meaning. Consciousness arises,
and increases, with increasing order. All possible consciousness does not include all imaginable
negative experience, because consciousness is inherently orderly, and develops with positive
desires. Negative desires, sooner or later, are self-terminating, either as factors of influence, or as
an entire planet-civilization.
It may be difficult for you to consider the split brain paradox, especially if you’re new to the idea.
I’ve been struggling with it, off and on, for over twenty years. From where I am now, it seems to me
that if you don’t take the paradox seriously, you don’t believe in yourself — you hold
consciousness as phenomena of lesser importance than the more predictable physical laws.
Consciousness is making a big difference on the surface of Earth. Given exponential development
of technology, on average, the effects of successful consciousness could be quite profound over
tens of billions of years.
You can look around and realize that you are
already sliced up; out of eternity, into
everyone. We are all ongoing constructs of generic atoms of times.
The atoms are not insignificant little bits
of almost nothing, with little value. Each one is
incredibly valuable. They are not just extremely minor parts of things you want. They are each
essential components of time of all the things you use, and all the things you have gotten, and all
the things you’ll get. They make you alive, and they give you opportunities to enjoy all of your lives.
Each atomic cycle is a recollection. It is remembered by the Universe — the right way, at the right
time to continue the reality that includes your developing memory — your current awareness. Our
errors drive our development. In the absolute sense, no atom-moment is ever wrong. As much as we
would like to change some things, they were real. They are real as components of overall reality. So
is our displeasure and consequent behavior. The Universe of all time of all interacting times is your
real, complete, body.
Each atom is a different source of time, contributing to the conduction of overall time, through
an infinite number of eternities, back to a given cycle of atomic logic. The whole is contingent upon
every cycle of each one. In leading back, the whole is the source of each cycle, logically within. The
path to this viewpoint is rather simple. First you might recognize that reality is purely relative
logic... mass is condensed time... what we regard as substance is faster process. As such, reality
is active mathematics. It is fully dimensional mathematics. This includes mental process; which is
also logical. Now look at the fundamental facts of mathematics, while holding infinity as complete
truth. An infinite line is the case where our radius of curvature has become infinite, in an infinite
circle. There is no difference! Any point on a line is infinitely far away from itself on an infinite
circle. Now, expand this reasoning in dimensionality. The “biggest” volume is produced by infinite
arcs that loop back through as an infinite number of point sources. Looking at the very big, and
then at the very small, is like looking one way and then the other on a line. The reversal of your view
is a reversal of phase. At the big end of the “line,” infinite size is traded for a zero rate of time. At
the other end, an infinite rate of time is traded for zero size. The tandem anti-world is inherent in the
fundamental relationships of distance as anti-time, and time as anti-distance. These relationships
are taking place within the atoms and particle balances. The dimensionally expanded infinite line
becomes bi-directional cones, more like a tube; since any level within the scheme will see the same
relative extremes of source and eventuality; and it will see them as reversed-phase views of the
same thing, leading back to itself. Each cycle of each atom is the whole — it has the whole within it,
with which to “use” in carrying out its job to produce the whole. Yet, each cycle of each atom is
different... a different “way” the Universe “went.” Because reality is infinite mathematics, it is the
variety of itself, relative to itself. It is different cycles of itself, relative to all of its cycles; always
creating the whole. Each cycle is a different infinitely complex phase angle of the same overall
object in infinite dimensions.
One way or another, each cycle is connected, more or less indirectly to the others. Each
hydrogen atom is a system of time, doing an extremely similar thing as other ones do, in many ways.
Just as two clocks may tell you the same time, and lead you to believe that time is all the same
everywhere; they are really two clocks, of two sets of mechanics, each running independently to a
great extent. When you move a clock, it slows down compared to others that are stationary with
respect to each other. It has to do this because there is a fixed amount of time (the whole), and
moving the clock constitutes the definition of some more time. Each clock is its own system of time,
contributing information to a higher order system involving consciousnesses. The atoms are each
a different system of time... a different “part” of time. So are the consciousnesses. Our pre-
occupation with status and competition for possession of “the good stuff” tends to keep our minds
well off of this track of tracks of times. Consciousness may do better to consider itself a special
form of time, capable of comprehending a higher view of times. We might improve the value of
competition and status by gradually adopting their more positive forms, and abandoning their more
negative forms. This is where the discussion segues into sociological suggestions for improving the
human condition by way of affecting our basic motivational inclinations. We take a little science and
a lot of conjecture, and some wishful thinking, and build a vehicle that is heading in a positive
direction, by way of having a feasible positive outlook. With time, some of the conjecture may
develop into science. Some of us will protest that the vehicle should be made of pure science.
Science is a marvelous set of tools. If we stick our head in the tool box, and shut the lid, we are
using it as an elaborate, elegant hiding place. Science is beautiful, until it is put to abusive use, or
used to arrogantly avoid considerations, such as animal awareness, and higher intelligence. There
is more to life than science. We won’t “prove” reality with science alone. There are many good
reasons why there are more subjects in our Universities than scientific ones... reality is all of these
things, and more.
Everything has its place. The nice thing about philosophy is that it is a time when you can relax,
and enjoy tossing the concepts around, and into each other. You don’t worry so much about making
a mistake now or then — these moments sometimes yield a new perspective that develops into
something useful. In the present work, we will be more free to enjoy various trains of logic, on their
own, by avoiding references.
I suspect that we have consistently failed
to recognize that awareness is a generic principle of
physical law because we are so caught-up in social issues; such as accomplishments, ownership
rights, and blame. Not that these aren’t natural and essential to our development (though we may
come to survive without oppressive forms of domination gratification); but they combine with our
awe and wonder at the complexity and profoundness of our mental existence, to cause even most of
our scientists to fall back, at least in the back of their mind, on some vague idea of “the soul” as a
form of absolute individuality. We are individuals, with individual circumstances of capability and
opportunity. Our awareness is a principle of time, like a complex order of magnetism. It is a
principle of time, by time, for time — for different times, that are all times... of you. Einstein, and
others, have said that the hardest thing to understand is how we can understand anything at all.
With things like World War I and II going on, it’s not hard to understand why we would have this
Our society is basically, generally, predominantly, pre-occupied with questions or options
concerned with various modalities of status. We all want some degree of power over our extent of
well-being. We are presented with choices from all angles, and we must deal with them. We do what
we have to, or what we think will bring the greatest benefits. We present our case to whoever may
get involved with our case. We are bombarded with commercials for products and politics. We all
want things; things that increase our security, and things that are fun. Often times our fun involves
recognition of our relative superiority, with respect to some level of social status. For all this, we
spend much of our mental and physical energy arguing and fighting in various ways. Indeed, some
of our highest paid and most respected professions focus on arguing, as an intricate art form. At
the other end of our range of activities, we have the criminal behavior that thrives on its brand of
risk-for-profit, relative to its peer group. In-between these extremes we all have to argue too. In
various forms, it’s taught in school. We compete for grades, then for jobs, then for advancements.
The more we do this, the more we each have to do this, to survive. It is conceivable that we could
over-do this, to the point where our general security is placed in jeopardy.
It is possible that we will come to recognize that it is better for all of us to ease off on this, to
some optimum degree. We might all come to understand the profound implications of split-brain
reality. The dissemination of this understanding could be a powerful tool that society uses to
mature. Reality is split-brain reality. To be conscious is to participate in split-brain reality. This is
another reality to be more highly enjoyed. Here it would be easier to share information that we have
found to produce advantages. Status is good as a tool for development of superior techniques. It is
depressing to the expedition of general welfare as a tool for domination and oppression.
Much of the trouble we endure, and attempt to reduce with weapons and laws, might be better
reduced if we try including the distribution of an awareness of the simple possibility that reality
is split-brain reality. I don’t know, absolutely, what-all is true. We act on the basis of what our
experience trains us to expect. We act on probabilities, usually without thinking about any analysis
of our behavior. You can know that things are possible. You can decide your course of actions, with
more or less success, based on your accumulated feelings about various pertinent probabilities. It
is definitely possible that reality is split-brain reality. Knowing this possibility may actually be
more fun than if you flatly knew it was true — at least at first. Later, recognition of this as the real
substance of reality, could be a primary avenue of ecstasy.
If you think about this, and realize that it is possibly the truth, how will your motivation be
affected? Your motivation arises from your memory. Your memory is constantly being updated by,
and kept in line with, everyday common sense. Sometimes the consensus is dog-eat-dog
competition, that could pull you off of this new basis for fundamental motivation. If you write
yourself a short summarization, such as a little poster, this factor of motivation will stand a better
chance of standing by more prominently, more often, and sticking more or less to a variety of other
motivational factors within your priority set.
To use our vehicle, we will move back and forth
between the philosophy and its sociological
implications. A relatively small part of the time is spent in the latter arena, within this book. This is
a philosophy book, and the philosophy develops the implications of social options. It is up to
society to decide the course and substance of sociology. The philosophy points out the possibility
of a really good reason for us to examine our intentions.
We are all consciousness generated by interacting
atoms. Consciousness is the relative
meaning, over time, of connected memory, who’s connections support active representation of a
world-picture, and who’s actions augment those connections in context with their modifying action
upon the world-picture. It is the creation of higher order time... higher order dimensionality of
process. The relative meaning of the process is the experience of reality, by reality. The dimension
of relative meaning is not possible without an underlying support structure of dimensionality.
The elements and molecules are multiple interrelationships of the fundamentally balanced
components of hydrogen logic. The rule structure involved here is the one that reliably comes
around every instant, among all possible rule structures. Our rules are viewed by the awareness
they create, as relative meaning based in memory.
Time is only perceived in consciousness; therefore, all eternities evaporate in death. They hold
no meaning for time of awareness, except in their construction of the awarenesses produced in
lifetimes of actively self-relating connected memory. There is no order, or reward system, for what
will be your “next” life. They all may as well be next. Your “next” life will know nothing of your
current life. Though you only know things in life, making the eternities “between” lives go by
instantly, they are, nevertheless, eternities... they completely isolate the internal meanings of one
life from those of the others. It’s always your current life that is most important to you. Would it
really make any difference if eternities could be shown to have a specific order, while all of the
lifetimes that develop awareness are times of your being? What difference would it make to your
specific current needs to know that you were “last” a dinosaur or a space creature? You can only
work on making your current life more enjoyable. This effort is higher dimensionality of process...
the drives in your life, creating social interaction.
If in some rare cases, a faint memory image
is somehow transmitted through the environment, or
through some series of genetic cycles, and is then received or facilitated in a child, a bit of memory
may live on from one of your Yous to another. The next You, then, might retain some of this
transmitted memory; but that You would usually go on to collect a wide range of new experiences,
that would compose a greater part of that new immediate soul. This would still be a form of split
Perhaps we learn to tranceive by mental resonance
— maybe you also gain group awarenesses.
You are each such infinitely complex component of infinitely complex overall time... which is also
you... that evolutionary peak of a great atomic cycle. It is feasible that complete, honest self-
acceptance is prerequisite to the beginnings of this. Perhaps we learn to truly accept each other, as
ourselves, allowing consciousness out from behind artificial facades. I imagine the successful
atmosphere for this would be one of discovery, and not of leadership or hierarchy.
Such logical resonance might function to connect our surgically split brains; except for those
moments of elaborate psychological testing. The diverging thoughts produced could be
disturbances in the logical resonance. Such a function could not be tested with “nailed-down”
electronic logic — the resonance would be fully damped-out there. Logical resonance might “ride”
on a random basis of activity. Such a basis will be considered in brain function as the stimulated
source of thought patterns that maintain a dominance by relevant association; while the
opportunity for variation into divergence or creativity is constantly being dredged up.
You are what you remember. This includes your
current experience. Your currently forming
memory is finding contexts that are allowing your understanding of associable elements — letters
— words — and combinations thereof... thereby producing part of your awareness, and your
capacity to continue this endeavor.
Your immediate memory is the current state of your immediate soul. The memories of other
beings are the other elements of your overall soul. Your soul is not independent of memory — it is
memory. It is all memory. It is all specific memory collections. It is their meanings onto themselves,
over their times of process, defining those overall times in conscious dimensionality. Let’s make
Let’s try to remember to make nice memories — your memories make your decisions. They work
together, from various associated pasts, with your present, to do the deciding you experience as
your choices... your power of will... which is the formation of more memory.
Respect is an equality. It is a mutual recognition of rights, such as the right to maintain control
of the fruits of your efforts, or to specify the nature of their transmission. You can’t always force
respect. Some of us thrive on the system, the way it is. Some of us don’t want to learn most of the
stuff that’s pushed on us. These Yous would learn much better the things we need for doing the
relatively simple jobs we identify with. Having accomplished this, and having gained self-respect
and a measure of self-reliance; some of us would then return to advance our education, and maybe
our careers; not having accumulated a bunch of bad vibes about the system. Our motivation to
expand our knowledge is made keen by life experiences that point out the need for that knowledge,
without deflating the motivational self-image with senseless status mongering. The abuse of status
will work to motivate destructive behavior.
Your personal organic system survives by being the right processes at the right places and
times. Your heart pumps blood to your lungs, as well as to itself. Your lungs supply oxygen to your
blood, needed by your heart and your lungs. The lung doesn’t try to be a heart, and the heart
doesn’t try to make there only be heart things going on. The organs have become specialized in
their functions, and they are very good at what they do — but they are dead meat without each
Our competitive modes of behavior can make for great fun; with occasional exceptions.
Sometimes fun is had where you send the other guy into some sort of a ditch. In this “other”
split-brain reality, you remember, more or less, that you are the other guy, in his time. You would
prefer that neither of you have to go into the ditch (usually, that is... it’s different for football and the
like). You can find yourself in ecstasy at times, and for reasons, that the fully-individualized reality
would not find apparently understandable. You realize that everything is OK, and you don’t really
need anything more. Sure, you’re working; and you’re going to keep working, to maintain or
promote your security and happiness. But you don’t have to feel that drive to dominate, in order to
excel to your fullest potential. We will all do better if we can become more absorbed in our work,
without fear; rather than spend some of our energy undoing the work of “others.” Evolution does
not dictate that our dogs all have to eat each other. It has produced trends of civilization. With time,
survival depends more on cooperation. You might succeed in getting that better car or bigger
house that you know you want — but you don’t have to. In this more realistic reality you know that
you might get what you want, and you know that you might not. The thing that gets you elated is a
recognition that reality is a bigger picture where you will get everything, in eternity. Eternity could
be real, and it may give you everything; sooner and later. It seems to be doing this by being atoms
that are made to exist for very long times, to be things and yous. All of your yous get all of the
things. “Then” eternity makes more atoms, and you get more things.
Of course, you can’t always feel so great. The Universe may actually be perfect from its best
points of view — but it gets that way by virtue of working out a lot of trouble — your occasional
problems and bad lives. The philosophy might come to make it easier for you to cope with this fact
of human life. It might even help to solve some problems. Understanding can be powerful — it can
really help to see other points of view, and recognize appropriate times for appropriate degrees of
compromise. Of course, this won’t work either, if it’s all stubbornly one-sided. Sometimes the
atmosphere of understanding won’t be contagious. The weakness of the present philosophy is its
high degree of absurdity, relative to established common sense. This, and various pre-dispositions,
would create a resistance to its dissemination. In my very limited attempts to communicate these
philosophical possibilities, I’m finding the primary obstacles to be fear, generated out of
conclusion-jumping, and short-sighted selfishness. We need to devise simple, reasonable, brief
terminology, if we want to attempt to cut through these distractions.
Chances are, it’s a free country if you’re
reading this... so you can prefer to consider a negative
long-term view of reality, if that makes you feel better. How will negative long-term outlooks affect
our behavior? This will contribute to conditions that favor those of us who thrive on negativity. The
time for negativity is when indications surface to prompt corrections of past choices. We can’t
always make the best educated guesses for options that will yield long-term happiness, even when
we weren’t actually concerned with selfish short-term gains.
What effect will it have to simply avoid these issues altogether? Again, you are free to do so; and
it might make you feel more free to do so. We all must attend to the various problems life is dealing
us. This might be easier to do — even fun at times — if we occasionally remember the incredibly
fantastic possibilities we’ve recognized in the Universe.
Freedom is your degree of opportunity to act
in accordance with your prioritized memory, in the
ongoing action of expanding that memory, relative to the current and historical conditions of your
environment. Freedom is real as experience for those who don’t know everything. It is a happy
aspect of overall fate, being constructed by infinitely complex physical law interrelationships.
Learning is work that can be a choice of freedom when it bridges readily to memory. All learning
leads to expanded memory, and hence, to expanded capacity for freedom. All the while, everything
you do, with or without thinking, is the behavior of interacting atoms. Whatever happens, whatever
you decide to do, based on whatever experiences you’ve had, conscious or unconscious, whatever
tricks you’ve picked up with which to finesse your way through whatever problems you’re dealt;
that thing that happens — that actually comes to pass — is the thing that truly was going to happen,
since the moment of the big bang, or any other bang. For us, freedom is real because it is absolutely
impossible for our level of dimensionality to know exactly what is going to happen when. The
ultimate source of all behavior is infinitely complex. On the way to creating that source, we develop
those controls over our behavior that lead to the greatest possible benefits our circumstances
will reveal to us. Political freedom is an advantage because it boosts our motivation. So long as our
motivations are coordinated, we enjoy this advantage as harmoniously enhanced power. We feel
more motivated because we can better identify our work as a more or less unique extension of our
individuality. Freedom boosts our creativity. An environment of freedom is an environment of
enhanced synthesis of ideas through trial associations. This yields a proportion of failures, as well
as a number of advantageous methods, which often spawn further associations with a higher
proportion of usefulness.
To be a bit more succinct, freedom is an individual’s
capability, and opportunity, to make
choices with respect to the current offering of options presented by the environment, or thought
train, relative to the current accumulation of associated, or associable, elements and modes of
thought. The behavior of atoms produces degrees of relative freedom, as well as degrees of relative
oppression. Oppression is the feeling that you have lost some freedom because environmental, or
mental, factors are requiring that a specific choice, or type of choice, must be made while that
choice entails undesirable experience. In other words, freedom is simply a frame of mind wherein
you feel free to choose. It does not elevate you beyond physical law. Physical law is creating all
reality, including your options and choices. Feeling is a fundamental aspect of the thought process.
The feeling of power comes from recognition of opportunities, based on past experiences. The
feeling of control comes from memory of past successes; associated or associable. All thinking is
atomic process in time, often creating conscious time as the relative meaning of process that has,
or had, options of choice. Related experiences combine to produce decision. This thought process
is experienced as a relative degree of power, as it includes a developing track record of your
survival over various difficulties, and enjoyment of various pleasures. Freedom is not freedom from
having to follow your memory — it is the degree of opportunity you have to follow your memory to
where it wants to be subjected to further expansion, based on its experiences and perceived
We don’t really have different souls; we are different times of knowing what our biological forms
were able to assimilate. There is only one soul, and we all use it... the Universe. What we assimilate
becomes a function of what we’ve already assimilated. What we were presented with became our
sense of self-drive. All times lead to all other times through an infinite series of parallel eternities.
We are all eternities away from being each other.
We accumulate feelings, and then act directly, and indirectly, based on various elements of this
memory, as they relate to our tasks, projects, procrastinations, and past decisions. Your feelings
are the only things you really know. Everything else could be wonderfully false data, flowing
through a fantastic computer. The simplest most obvious truths could actually be completely
wrong. When you’re thinking that Sam just walked in and turned on the light, you may actually be a
brain floating in a jar with a million-electrode-interface poked into it. You just can’t know anything
completely for sure — except the way you feel. You know what you think; but you don’t know,
absolutely, if your thought is a true reflection of overall reality. It is a part of reality that is real onto
itself. Chances seem to be good that it is really interacting with the greater interactions we refer to
as the Universe. Chances are also good that your view of this is as extremely limited as our science
indicates. Most of the interactions that compose reality take place without your immediate
knowledge. Chances are better than good — they are 100% — that your thought means what it
means to you, and feels the way it does.
If there is another heaven, besides this one
that lets you know what you feel in thought through
experience — besides this one that remembers you from one instant to another — besides this one
that may remember you again and again and again, an infinite number of times, in an infinite number
of eternities — besides this one that remembers an infinite variety of yous in an infinite variety of
contexts — if there is another heaven that is even more ideal, by virtue of remembering your life’s
experiences onto some new effortless plane; then the premise of split brain reality is still intact as a
possibility — that heaven, too, would be filled with the variations of yourself produced on Earth,
and all other consciousness-bearing planets. Such a place may exist, because it can be developed
as a system that functions far beyond our technology. It may also be impossible without a source
of such development as our technology; though it would not be reliant on any single planet, in view
of how many there probably are. Unless you actually know about such a system because you are
experiencing it, you cannot say with absolute certainty that it is a reality, anymore than you can be
certain about split brain reality. This is not to say you’re lying to yourself if you have faith in
anything — on the contrary, we are all forced to put our faith in everything we decide, and rely on,
all the time. It is to say that in order to be truly honest, we must preface our beliefs with the
admission of our extent of actual knowledge.
If you tell yourself that you absolutely know something that you don’t really know, you will
impose discord upon your emotions at some level. This will affect your behavior, instilling some
negative influences. When such beliefs are imposed upon the innocent, they will often produce
behavior that is unacceptable to the imposers. It is less oppressive to your emotions to admit the
lack of certainty as to your beliefs. This honesty brings a great feeling of freedom. You know what
you think, and you know how it feels. Beyond this, everything is your best guess; and that’s OK
because you’ve had some success.
At times this book will set forth a string of ideas as though they are facts. This happens because
it becomes necessary to simplify the structure of the idea relationships being presented, in order to
transmit the intended meaning of a proposed possibility. Please keep in the back of your mind that
it’s all conjecture, not meant to be representing of Universal fact.
I think it is very likely that someday we will
communicate with higher beings. This won’t happen
because we finally figure out the necessary technology. It will happen when they feel that we are
really ready for it, in the sense that it would be constructive and beneficial. We may find that there
are many great differences between us. Among those, I suspect we will find a fundamental difference
in our attitude about life, that comes from advancements into optimal security. While we spend a
great majority of our time focusing on various forms of rivalry, they focus on something broader
and all encompassing... an almost constant knowing of themselves as everything... and everyone.
We are in a stage of development that is dependent on our modes of behavior; and so are they.
Compared to us, though, they are adults. They have to be concerned with maintaining physical law,
or some such grandiose version of “bringing home the bacon.” They want us to be what we are, and
they want to see what we will develop into; so they leave us be, for the most part. They want us to
survive, but the whole idea is the possibility of creating some uniqueness... to see if that is possible
here... to produce some more wonderful time of being... to produce some more heaven. A minimum
of contact is in order, to prevent us from becoming just more of them.
Another more far-out reason for a hands-off approach could have to do with our optimization as
a source of their time. In other words; they are from our future, within our common eternity. It seems
more likely, in terms of split brain reality, that the optimization comes from an understanding of the
multiplicity of self.
While it might be important (or redundant) for us to mature; to take the task upon yourself too
seriously is to fall into the same old track of rivalry. Personally, I feel that the prospects for
enjoyment seem more promising from a mildly suggestive approach, meant to instill a course of
self-discovery, in a variety of ways, within, and between, a variety of individuals. Besides, there’s an
awful lot of work to do... we have a long way to go. If you try to rush it, you are likely to only get
depressed. Some individuals are going to remain quite stubbornly resistant to the considerations.
This book is about the joy and wonder of possibilities. The focus is meant to be toward the future
that will exist as a product of the positive elements of the present. There are negative elements, but
they act in a positive capacity to motivate our development. If they will overcome the positive
elements, then the Earth will no longer carry us. In that case, this book is about the possibilities that
remain available to you on other planets, when we take advantage of the opportunities inherent to
physical law as a system. The thought is that consciousness is not a fluke, or even a prevalent
superfluous byproduct of physical law. Consciousness is part-and-parcel to the development of
physical law. This is a way of “explaining” it. You arrive at this consideration by overcoming
rivalrous predispositions. You begin to realize that consciousness is generated, as though it were
a magnetic field, as dimensional process. It is a real principle of reality. Different people are the
same principle in action, at different place-times. Rivalry is just something we have to do.
Our society is more pre-occupied with negativity
than it would be if it were generally awake to
split brain reality. In that vein, we could consider forms of hell. It immediately becomes doubtful that
the highly advanced power of the Universe collects life memory sets for the sake of “torturing”
some of your yous, indefinitely. The reality of hell seems far more likely to take the form of young
chaotic planets, like Earth. It is ground such as this from which the enjoyable forms of order
develop. You perform the duty of working through all of the pain and suffering and tedium on all of
the developing planets. There is an infinite amount of this; so hell is “eternal damnation.” But it is
good, because it is the source of heaven, even if heaven is really the advanced levels of planetary
To dwell on hell is to go there. To dwell on the reality of the joy that is possible here on Earth is
to go to heaven. In order to know joy, you will know some unhappiness. If you find yourself
becoming dominated by depression, you might try cutting down on things in your mental diet like
the news. You might think you have to keep up with it, in order to be a responsible citizen; but we
will all be better off if you are happy. We succeed where we haven't let the negatives get the best of
us. We attend to them only as far as necessary in overcoming them. This would give you more time
to feel good — which is true richness.
I submit that the fantastic computer is not
interfacing with you through a million electrodes. The
channels are photon relationships; that include the construction of conscious orders of
dimensionality. There is enough time for this to happen with reliably repetitive contexts for
variation; that are the production of consciousness-generating brains. The fantastic computer is the
Universe we sample, in our relatively shallow, superficial ways. The data isn’t false... it’s just very
sparse. Even so, it can be very wonderful. You can be misled into happiness or sadness — but
you’re never wrong about what you feel — that is absolutely real. All of your feelings could turn
out to be the basic building blocks of reality... the fundamental source of development. They are the
motor of motivation. Perhaps they create the highest civilizations, and logically infer the basis of
much longer-term, similar cycles. They are neural associations of the given survival status of your
biological system with cultural experiences. These associations have been built into your memory
over time, in ways subject to genetically generated facilitations. Chemical keys are widely, or
specifically, distributed in the neural system; as aroused by the effects of environmental stimuli
upon the various status indices of your survival parameters. Once made, these associations stand
to arouse similar survival stances, by generating similar chemical environments for the neurons,
under similar cultural conditions. Your system can become sensitized in a number of ways — and
in a greater number of combinational modes. As complicated as this looks, it is simple compared to
the goings-on of the Universe. You would have to know about all of this in order to perfectly predict
the future, while maintaining relevant choices. The Universe doesn’t have to predict — it is all of
this. It is all of the things we do, as per our inter-engendered anticipations. It always does exactly
the right thing, in all detail, to fulfill its permanent identity. It is all time.
[Note; regarding the use of the phrase
"infinite number" throughout this book: infinity is not a number.
Infinity is the endless source of numbers.]
[Note; regarding the use of the phrase
"infinite number" throughout this book: infinity is not a number.
A book of considerations
about brain function, artificial intelligence, and much more.
Free association of some newer and older scientific concepts
led to the suggestion of some profound possibilities.
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Poster Notation Summaries
Chapter 8. The Psychological Universe (partial) -- block diagram development of anatomical conscious process
Chapter 11. Silicon Based Intelligence (partial) -- rudimentary program development
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