We don’t see reality as it is…Interface Theory Of Perception

NOTES:

  • We observe in nature and in simulations that Fitness of preception always wins over reality…
  • We’re evolved tricks and hacks to survive better over time and that’s all our perception is, the collection and aggregate of those tricks and hacks that help us survive and navigate through life.
  • that’s what gave our ancestors competative advantage and so that’s how perception arose…plain and simple….it was and never will be fitness vs reality…we did not start with eyes and brain that could see perfect reality and then over ages, got to perceiving fitness…NO…we started without eyes or brains…and over ages, developed these in the only way possible…survival of the fittest,,,,and incremental evolution…and anything incremental is possible only thru tricks and hacks…we were not designed, we evolved….like software evolves over time….
  • How can not percieving reality as it is be more favourable by evolution? Just as the UI interface of a computer is designed to HIDE the inner working of the computer so that’s it’s easy for us to use it…similarly, evolution has favored an interface of reality that HIDES it best. so the we can survive in it…
  • Space and time are equivalent of the Desktop, and physical objects are icons on the desktop…
  • but then if a train is just an icon, why can’t i jump in front of it? For the same reason that we can’t drag the icon on desktop to the trash bin…the icons have meaning and consequence, but it’s not literal meaning
  • Secondly, what we’re trying to do in Science is to look closely at the icon, and think that that’s reality, but that’s clearly stupid, coz however deeply you look at the icon on the desktop, you can never see the inner computer, can u….u’ll always be in the user interface
  • PERCEPTION IS NOT A WINDOW INTO REALITY…PERCEPTION EVOLVED TO HIDE REALITY AND GUIDE BEHAVIOR…
  • BY PEERING THRU THE LENS OF TELESCOPE, WE SAW THAT EARTH IS NOT FLAT. AND BY PEEING THRU LENS OF EVOLUTION, WE SEE THAT SPACE TIME AND OBJECTS ARE NOT THE NATURE OF REALITY
  • WHEN I PERCIEVE A TOMATO OR LION OR BRAIN OR NEURONS, IM INTERACTING WITH REALITY, BUT THAT REALITY IS NOT A LION OR BRAIN, AND IT’S NOTHING LIKE A LION OR BRAIN. THAT REAL REALITY IS THE SOURCE OF ALL CAUSE AND EFFECT, meaning that our brain and neurons are just sumbols that our species sees, so they can’t have any cause and effect….that reminds me that I used to question why every action has equal and opposite reaction and why laws exist…but now i see that all our laws are a stab at trying to explain our perception, not the reality
  • ANOTHER TAKEAWAY IS THAT THE DISPARITY BETWEEN REALITY AND PERCEPTION MAY NOT APPLY TO REALITY AND LOGIC/MATHS…THEY CAN STILL BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE REALITY…
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Why Your Decisions Are Meaningless And Choice Is An Illusion

The present is just the laws of physics acting upon 1 moment that results in the next moment

We cannot change the past and we cannot change the past, so there’s no free will

If you can predict the future, then there can’t be free will, coz then u could do things that can change it…so predicting the future precludes free will and vice versa

Even though Quantum physics says that there is randomness and you can’t predict the outcome, it doesn’t mean that u can affect the outcome

read on: http://time.com/3529770/neuroscience-free-will/

reality does not exist until it is measured

John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. Wheeler’s experiment then asks – at which point does the object decide?

Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe wave like behavior (interference) or particle behavior (no interference) depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey. This is exactly what the ANU team found.

“It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,” said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.

“Quantum physics’ predictions about interference seem odd enough when applied to light, which seems more like a wave, but to have done the experiment with atoms, which are complicated things that have mass and interact with electric fields and so on, adds to the weirdness,” said Roman Khakimov, PhD student at the Research School of Physics and Engineering.

ref: http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/experiment-confirms-quantum-theory-weirdness

PS: Another explanation of this behavior that i’ve read is that the atoms time travel to the future to see how they’re going to be measured, and behave accordingly in the present.

Are we here for a reason…A Scientific Take

ref: Through.the.Wormhole.S06E03.Are.We.Here.for.a.Reason.HDTV.x264-FUM

NOTES:

  1. One experiment shows that the thousands of mutations over generations are just probabilities playing out until Jackpot hits, and the organism evolves be leaps and bounds. It’s really about the right mutation at the right time, but it all comes down to probability.
  2. We may think that we’re free to choose our purpose, but the might not be the case as our genes decide what we’re good at and hence drive our purpose.
  3. Memes are ideas that spread. Apart from spreading genes ( by reproducing), our purpose might be to spread ideas.
  4. Memes are cultural equivalent of Genes. They represent info that gets copied from person to person. Memes compete with each other for our attention so that they spread more, and in this way they evolve. For instance, there was a meme about fighting with stones, then it evolved into a meme about fighting with swords and then guns and so on…evolution.
  5. Knocking on the door and shaking someone’s hand are all memes, ie ideas that stuck and spread out.
  6. A Treme is a Technological Meme, ie an Idea that;s spread using technology. Live music is a Meme while recorded audio is a Treme.
  7. Life can also be defined as a self replicating algorithm. A complex machine that processes info and then makes copies of itself. Evolution is driven towards becoming better information processors. In fact all the technology we develop is to assist us in becoming better information processors.
  8. Some scientists believe that with Humans, having the most finely tuned and highly optimized  and complex senses, Evolution has finally reached the tipping point, and we live on the edge between order and disorder. Our cells also live in such state, optimized to the edge, the point of failure/disorder.
  9. Living with a purpose doesn’t only help you end somewhere you choose to go, but also changes the way you live life and look at things.
  10. Having a purpose does not make daily life easier, but it makes events in life easier to handle and deal with. A Purpose constantly reminds one that they’ll not be in the present state forever, and that they’ll end up in a much better place eventually. Purpose gives Hope to Life.
  11. We as a species may not have an ultimate purpose, but finding a reason and believing in it might be all the purpose that we need.

Future affects the past

People say that, my entire life has led me to this, but according to “Through.the.Wormhole.S06E02.Can.Time.Go.Backwards.”, the future actually affects the past.

For instance, for a particular future event to exist, the present choices are limited by it, like if you are a lawyer in the future, that means that in the present you cannot study engineering or architecture, but instead study law.

People work better in teams of their choice

This weekend I watched this much awaited (by me) starting episode of this TTW season, and was happy to see a study that they showed whereby people are much happier and productive when they’re allowed to work with people they’re compatible wirh…

This is obvious, when you think about it, but sadly, not something that is allowed in big corporations and firms…

You can catch the whole episode here:

Space Time Explanation

NOTES:

  1. Multiple observers might not agree on the interval of space and time and even order of events, but they always agree on causality ie Event A causin Event B. In other words they agree on the space-time interval of events
  2. Time is not responsible for causality (A causing B), but Causality is all there is, what’s REAL
  3. Reality is not a 3D space that evolves in time. It’s a 4D Non-Eucledian Mathematical space that;s JUST THERE
  4. This  4D Non-Eucledian Mathematical space is called space-time
  5. Points in  space-time are called EVENTS
  6. It’s the causal relation between events that;s real. ie A causing B can be seen as a line from A to B in our  4D Non-Eucledian Mathematical space