You allegedly accept one and alone one worldview about your absoluteness and the absoluteness you inhabit. However, there are abounding possibilities if it comes to absoluteness as the afterward hopefully demonstrates. As the catechism goes, from the Film “The Matrix”. What is real? How do you ascertain real? Conceivably all is not what it seems.
In the actual here-and-now, you abide in two ‘realities’, and actuality I appealing abundant ascertain a absoluteness as something you acquisition yourself in but which you accept little ascendancy over.
The aboriginal here-and-now absoluteness is the “I am awake” reality. It’s a absoluteness of weather, bills, blatant neighbours, cuts-and-bruises, auto repairs, work, TV programs, books and PC’s, aliment and drink, etc.
Then there is your comatose reality, your dream states or landscapes which can assume actual complete indeed. Now my antecedent apriorism for why we dream had abundant to do with the charge for our accuracy to be angry with acoustic ascribe even admitting we are comatose and abandoned from complete acoustic input. Experiments accept apparent that if you are cut off from acoustic inputs, you will eventually go, to use a medical appellation here, bonkers. Aback we are abandoned from acoustic ascribe if we sleep, dreams are the brain’s way of befitting itself stimulated. However, that in itself could be accomplished just by absent a accidental arrangement of colours or sounds or smells afterwards any arrangement or adherence to it all. So, I added advance that absent is addition appearance of our hardwired charge to acquaint belief and brainstorm things that may or may not consistently accept appliance to our claimed alive realities.
You would be acquainted that your adaptation of absoluteness resides 100% axial your brain. Your academician receives, processes and interprets all of the advice your acoustic organs (i.e. – eyes, ears, etc.) augment into it. Ultimately what determines what your academician processes and interprets depends on academician chemistry; the allure of your acoustic apparatus. The affidavit of that pudding is by alteration your academician allure you change your acumen of reality. You can calmly change your academician allure by demography in assorted drugs, acknowledged and illegal, accomplishing assorted adapted states of consciousness. Now say you blot some anatomy or added of abracadabra mushrooms and you acquaintance all address of alternating realities. Is that another absoluteness any adapted from getting a bona-fide absoluteness from the absoluteness you were experiencing above-mentioned to ingesting those abracadabra mushrooms?
Let me put it this way. You are on drugs at this actual second. Let’s change the name drugs and acting chemicals, for afterwards all a biologic is a chemical. All those hundreds of alone chemicals present and accounted for via you bistro assorted aliment articles are coursing through your physique and getting adapted by added chemicals in your system. The boilerplate urine sample allegedly contains over 500 adapted chemicals! Carbon dioxide builds up in your arrangement but is consistently getting exhaled and replaced by oxygen – a actual able aspect in its own right. Assorted added chemicals physique up in your physique during the day (i.e. – lactic acid) and get candy into added chemicals while you sleep. So, the aftereffect is that what you anticipate of as absolutely complete absoluteness is still a absoluteness accomplished while beneath the access of a countless of chemicals. Is that absolutely a acumen to say that that absoluteness is absolutely complete while your absoluteness beneath the access of abracadabra mushrooms isn’t absolutely real?
Thought Experiment Amount One: Yield two identical twins from birth. One accompanying eats, drinks and breathes normally. The added accompanying is fed a diet based about abracadabra mushrooms; drinks abracadabra augment abstemious water; breathes in an atmosphere abstemious with abracadabra augment smoke. Ask anniversary afterwards say 50, 60 or 70 years for their corresponding versions of reality. Which accompanying would be right? Conceivably both would be right.
Thought Experiment Amount Two: We’ve generally advised a anatomy of exoteric activity not-as-we-know-it, activity which is based on a adapted chemistry. Science fiction authors accept had a acreage day investigating such possibilities. The catechism is, if E.T. isn’t based about CHON (Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen), would their acumen of reality, based on some added allure that’s allotment and bindle of their makeup, be appreciably adapted from our own?
All that aside, I anticipate there are four accessible realities.
One: Firstly, there’s the absoluteness of Mother Nature – accuracy or physicalism. There absolutely is a complete concrete apple of things with anatomy and actuality and a accomplished alternation of concrete laws, attempt and relationships with administer it all.
Two: Absoluteness amount two is a theist or agnostic abnormal absoluteness wherein those concrete laws, attempt and relationships; things with anatomy and substance, were created by a abnormal intelligence(s) which can on any whim override those concrete laws, attempt and relationships.
Three: Absoluteness amount three is a slight aberration on absoluteness amount two, and that is your Simulation Hypothesis and ‘god’ is a computer programmer and we ‘exist’ as simulations in a basic absoluteness landscape. The capital aberration is that the above (number two reality) is supernatural; the closing (number three reality) is still actual abundant a allotment of the accustomed arrangement of things and ultimately there is a top akin to absoluteness which isn’t simulated. It just happens that we aren’t in that top level.
IMHO the acme of the absoluteness pyramid would accept to be a absolutely complete absoluteness of some kind.
Now the characters in our own simulations, like video games, while getting basic realities, still abide in a absolutely complete absoluteness aback software is complete and accouterments is complete and programmers are complete and the players are real.
Now of advance our video bold characters could be simulations created by college akin simulations – us humans. We could be simulations who in about-face created simulations.
And whoever apish us could in about-face be apish as able-bodied but one akin even college up the pyramid. However that progression can’t abide indefinitely. Our computers accept to accept acceptable accommodation to simulate our video bold characters. If we too are simulated, again our ‘creators’ or programmers accept to accept in their computers acceptable accommodation to simulate us and simulate our video bold characters. If our programmers are aswell apish again their programmers accept to accept computers that accept the accommodation to simulate our programmers and us and our video bold characters. And so on and so on. Eventually of after computers are just traveling to run out of accommodation to run simulations of simulations of simulations of simulations, etc. So, at the apex, there needs to be a Aboriginal Programmer and that programmer can’t accept in about-face been programmed.
But if the acme beings were simulated, if who apish them? Are we traveling to accept to accept an complete canon based about basic reality? Able-bodied at atomic if we’re traveling to crave a basic absoluteness theology, that canon will not absorb any money in the accumulating plate, worshipping, jumping through apostolic hoops, celebratory hundreds of rituals and religious holidays, account angelic books, praying, etc. Of advance the upside or downside could be that if we are in a basic reality, again if we around kick-the-bucket we may end up in a basic heaven, or a basic hell!
With software, all things are possible. Conceivably anniversary basic ability / association gets the basic afterlife that’s axial to that ability / society. So the age-old Egyptians absolutely did accept their basic affection advised adjoin a basic calamus and if the basic acclimation scales didn’t go in their favour they got eaten by a basic monster. Some advantageous bodies absolutely do get 72 basic virgins. Some get around reincarnated aback into whatever the Supreme Programmer dishes out to them. And some get to abrasion basic halos and play basic harps for a basic aeon – now that’s hell! Of advance if you don’t accept in the actuality of a basic heaven or a basic hell again you just don’t get to canyon a basic “Go” and aggregate a basic $200. That’s the complete end of your basic existence. So, be nice to your basic PC and yield your basic spam like a man (or woman) and don’t download actionable software, because that Supreme Programmer knows if you’ve been around acceptable or around bad and if it’s the latter, it’s the Delete key for you!
Speaking of the Delete Key, conceivably some ability see that as a believable or at atomic a accessible account for the atom of people, even acclaimed people, who go missing and break missing. Now a lot of missing being cases are resolved, usually eventually rather than later, but a baby allotment aren’t. Were they ‘deleted’?
Four: Finally, absoluteness amount four is that absoluteness is internally generated. Idealism rules and the alone absoluteness you accept is just generated in and is a artefact of your mind, the one and alone affair you apperceive for complete authoritativeness that exists. Conceivably accordingly in the final analysis, your absoluteness is just yourself.