Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Conciousness Encapsulation Theory
***In retrospect I now firmly believe existence and the universe is forever a mystery to itself, it can only be experienced and explored for it's beauty and absurdity***
This first paragraph is my 'Consciousness Encapsulation Theory' I wrote on my phone once I put it all together in my mind, I added things in brackets to help make it clearer:
Consciousness is its own force, (possibly) a property of matter, and we (Our individual capacity to experience stimuli) are each a manifestation of this force influenced by the vibration, position and motion of electrons (or other small particles) holding (acting upon) the encapsulated force. When we die this force returns to experiencing the next largest encapsulation, maybe the Earth or perhaps the universe. Our consciousness is just an encapsulated part of the universal conscience. Everybody is just a different encapsulation in a different configuration experiencing different stimuli. Our 'soul,' or consciousness with ability to perceive or feel, is a single point or frequency within an infinite stream of consciousness. Wherever, by luck, our specific frequency exists, we experience the stimulus of the electrons (or other particles) encapsulating it. Neurons, or some structure in them, are the encapsulators.
We could test parts of this theory by studying the molecular basis of neurons and modifying small structures in neurons and seeing whether a person feels different.
With this theory, it explains that reincarnation can happen, sort of, but is based on luck alone (If consciousness can't affect matter). It cannot explain whether robots are individually conscious or not though (yet) as we do not know whether electrons flowing through a robot's circuitry (Or particles in the circuitry itself) encapsulate the force of consciousness, as said we need to study neurons more. We have to, by scientific imaging models and tests, identify the structures in our neurons that, when modified, make us feel different (Pain, pleasure, an emotion, see a colour etc.). These structures will be the ones influencing our consciousness and the structures that surround and hold these structures in place are providing the encapsulation.
I like to think of the force as a malleable plane, like a ribbon, similar to the videos and models of space-time showing planets and black holes producing dimples and stretching the plane. It may not be electrons, it could be any small particle, but it is some kind of particle(s) and their position, rotation, vibration and movement bending and stretching the force that causes us to feel things. The force is a universal 'experiencer' and can feel anything if bent or folded in the right way.
My ideas about what the encapsulators are or what consciousness is acted upon may not be technically correct, but the the concept, I think, is.
1. Consciousness is a force, like gravity or magnetism.
2. 1 or several types of small particles (Electrons, neutrinos, quarks, etc. or something completely different) can bend, stretch, or otherwise distort the force.
3. There are core elements of feeling that have a maximum and minimum intensity with infinite (analog) positions able to be felt between them. All pleasure, pain and emotions felt are a result of combinations of different core feelings we experience. These core feelings would be certain types of folds, bends and distortions in the conscious force - as said we would need to do more research on neurons or other encapsulators to find the core feelings. I believe each core would be a different type of fold, bend or other transmutation.
4. When the force is distorted, this causes the conscious entity to experience a core feeling.
5. To be a single conscious entity (like a human or other organism) you must encapsulate some of the force - like opening and closing a tupperware container in an ocean that encompasses the entire universe.
6. Some particles form a structure that encapsulate it and prevent it from experiencing another's consciousness.
7. The encapsulated force can be distorted, bent etc. by small particle-made structures within the entire encapsulation. I do not know whether things like viruses or non-neuronal cells or trees have encapsulating structures so I cannot say whether they are conscious or not - we need to do more research.
8. If being a single conscious unit makes you alive, then the definition of life is now much clearer.
9. There are infinite different states of consciousness, similar to how there are an infinite number of numbers.
10. We are each a different state (Or number by analogy; we each have our own personal ID number); our own personal consciousness or 'soul' is a certain underlying state; I can only explain it by analogy as being a specific colour or vibrating at a certain frequency.
11. Wherever our specific 'colour' or vibration is encapsulated and molded, we can feel the stimuli.
I cannot explain why only 1 conscious state (ID number) dominates in each encapsulation, but I think it is actually the 'average' of all the conscious states initially encapsulated, like putting different temperatures of water into a glass, the resulting temperature is the dominating temperature - or conscious state.
That is what I think. There are some technicalities for sure and it is unprovable (without further research), but I think it makes a lot of sense. If, evolutionarily, the particles in our neurons have come to produce bends in the conscious force to feel pain, or negativity, when performing actions that may inhibit our survival and pleasure in the opposite manner, then evolution, in some organisms, relies on consciousness and perhaps the force can influence the electrons traveling around our mind (I may be getting ahead of myself here) and the randomness and jiggles of quantum mechanics are caused by the conscious force trying to move particles into a position that will ultimately provide the most pleasurable state for the fabric of the conscious force! If we finally find the equations and models that predict how the quantum world works, we will have found the way in which consciousness itself works!
Then again this could all just be some pseudo-sciencey metaphysical nonsense, I hope I find out some day!