Monism

Monist theorists suggest, rather than matter consciousness is the universe (Hoffman, Kastrup, Kleiner). Consciousness unquestionably exists and must be accounted for. They say consciousness is not an epiphenomenon of the brain but exists independently. In fact matter is the epiphenomenon of consciousness. Theorists consider altered consciousness suggesting in this life we are that, altered consciousness…

Nothing

My theory of everything, such theories seek a continuum in the material world. My theory of everything is nothing. Some scientists reckon rather than matter, consciousness is everything. Our consciousness perceives only a subset of everything, perhaps our perception is informed by culture. Quantum attempts to describe everything suggesting particles do not actualise a state…

Reality

American cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman suggests humans don’t perceive reality, we imagine one for communication between conscious agents. When a computer displays an image the underlying data isn't an image, it's 1’s and 0’s. Similarly we don't perceived the actual. The most effective way to communicate is visually, we imagine matter. He says rather than…

Film

During this time of Covid I thought to suggest some Netflix films.... SPACE ODYSSEY 2001 Kubrick's masterpiece 2001 is about intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence of HAL and unknown intelligence from space. Space Odyssey gives birth to a new life form, dare I say consciousness. Not as a direct consequence of the film but AI has emerged…