Check this video out. It’s really interesting! I have never been a religious person but I’m starting to think that science is slowly becoming my religion. For me personally the things that are shown in this video immediately make more sense to me, and I automatically believe that we are one step closer to learning more about our world and our lives and the meaning of it all because it corresponds with a gut feeling I’ve been having all my life.
Over the years I often played with the idea that we live our lives in some sort of self-induced reality. And that this reality can be seen as a sort of matrix, as shown in the movie the matrix. I sometimes joke around that we are just like virtual sims in a setting that is actually pretty similar to the virtual worlds we are creating ourselves and where we play our games. I got this idea when I learned that quantum bits, that are part of the fabric of everything around us, will only appear once they are observed. In my opinion that means that somehow we the observers make them appear, and happen, and thus litterally create our own world or what we experience as reality around us. We call it reality, but I dare to say that it’s actually a lot more like dreaming. Our brains, or rather our consciousness, create a whole different “reality” in our dreams, so where lies the difference between reality and dreams? Here’s a comparrison I like to make. What is the difference between our reality and the reality that a virtual A.I. creature we have yet to create in the near future. Once we have created A.I. that has a similar form of consciousness as we do, will that make us gods? A virtual character can not see, know, or grasp anything outside it’s own virtual world. Are we also caged in a environment that is similar? When we think about how big the universe is that would seem highly unlikely. But that’s because we are unable to think outside the box, or outside our universe. Just like a virtual character can not imagine a place outside it’s virtual environment. In a virtual world the computer renders everything you see in front of you. But what is behind, or what we “know” is behind, is never rendered by the computer. So in fact there’s nothing there. And that’s exactly how our view of our reality is build up. The quantum bits are not there when we don’t observe them. Our brain automatically fills in the gaps because that’s just how our brains are wired. So even though there is nothing behind a character in virtual setting, we know what will be there when we turn around and look at it. Beyond that layer of what our consciousness keeps giving us is, in my opinion, something that we in our current form as humans in a 3d world will never be able to see. And those are the borders of reality, the other realms, beyond 3d, all the way to 8d. Thinking about it while I’m writing this down this makes me feel even tinier as when I think about how big the universe is and how insignificant I appear to be due to the passing of time. We are prisoners of our own device. And when I say device I mean our central processing unit we call brains. Unfortunately I don’t have the brainpower or capacity to try and imagine what lies beyond our caged form of reality. But somehow, somewhere deep inside, I have a gut feeling that I will find out and even remember as soon as I loose one of my lives in this realm. Until I respawn that is.