Dec 8, 2021

Consciousness & Time | Part III of Consciousness: Evolution of the Mind (2021) Documentary

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Most physicists and philosophers now agree that time is emergent while Digital Presentism denotes: Time emerges from complex qualia computing at the level of observer experiential reality. Time emerges from experiential data, it’s an epiphenomenon of consciousness. From moment to moment, you are co-writing your own story, co-producing your own “participatory reality” — your stream of consciousness is not subject to some kind of deterministic “script.” You are entitled to degrees of freedom. If we are to create high fidelity first-person simulated realities that also may be part of intersubjectivity-based Metaverse, then D-Theory of Time gives us a clear-cut guiding principle for doing just that.

Here’s Consciousness: Evolution of the Mind (2021) documentary, Part III: CONSCIOUSNESS & TIME #consciousness #evolution #mind #time #DTheoryofTime #DigitalPresentism #CyberneticTheoryofMind

Watch the full documentary on Vimeo on demand:

*Based on recent book The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution (2020) by evolutionary cyberneticist Alex M. Vikoulov, available as eBook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook on Amazon:…atfound-20

To us humans, to be alive is to perceive the flow of time. Our perception of time is linear – we remember the past, we live in the present and we look forward to the future.

In systemizing consciousness studies some recent progress has been made, but the temporal dimension of consciousness, notably the D-Theory of Time might be at least as essential to our understanding of what we call human consciousness.

Our experience of time can be understood as a fractal dimension, not even a half dimension – we are subjected to our species-specific algorithmic sense of time flow. What’s necessary for completion of quantum information processing, though, is a collapse of possibilities – “many worlds” collapsing into an observer’s temporal singularity, i.e., the present moment which happens approximately every 1/10 of a second. Between conscious moments lie incredibly vast and “eternally long” potentialities of something happening. But rest assured, you will experience a sequence of those “digital” moments which gives you a sense of subjective reality.

Is time fundamental or emergent? How does time exist, if at all? How can we update the current epistemic status of temporal ontology? Digital Presentism: D-Theory of Time outlines a new theory of time, for to understand our experiential reality and consciousness, we need to understand TIME.

Consciousness and time are intimately interwoven. Time is change (between static 3D frames), 4th dimension. The flow of time is a rate of change, computation, and conscious awareness is a stream of realized probabilistic outcomes.

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