I think hat our purpose in this reality is to experience certain things, to learn from it and to get beyond it.
I also think that "easy" ways to maximise the potential of this learning process, hence transcendence of self, is to :
- Expand the fields of experience, may it be material or form-based. To explore the different facets of life. Traveling, practicing many sports... And/or being constantly curious about new knowledge, without necessarily having an intimate and specialist-like approach to each of these facets.
- Cultivate an innocent child mind, contrary to rational and skeptical thinking. Having the intimate knowing and understanding that LIFE IS MAGICAL, and keeping in mind the rational and skeptical thinking as a useful tool, among many others, to understand the reality.
- Expand consciousness : the prism of consciousness is the quantitative and qualitative definition of one's possible awakening/change of awareness/transcendence of self. Simply said, the things you are conscious about (as knowing and caring about) will partly determine what will be learnt/experienced.
The prism of consciousness has been collectively narrowed down by beliefs and lack of knowledge / awareness to countries, tribes, families and even just the self. One interesting phenomenon we are living now is that globalisation and ecological issues have widely expanded the prism of consciousness all over the globe... It may lead to the transcendence of a global collective self...
Quick introductory video : Consciousness drives the universe
Documentary that expands a lot on this topic : What the blip do we know ?
Another one : Quantum Communication
One of the most disturbing discoveries of this century in the field of science is about quantum mechanics. When Einstein discovered that the observer had an influence on experiments results, he first didn’t believed it, but a few years later, he was forced to admit this fact. Nowadays, this fact is one of the numerous taboos in academic science and has been mostly evaded by trying to remove the spectator from any experiment.
This article in Science Daily shows one of the experiments made to prove this.
It is mostly admitted that the human brain is similar to a computer far more powerful than anything we can hope to invent in a near future.
Is it going too far to imagine that it is a quantum computer that may have the ability to alter time and space, to create realities ?
Based on this assumption, we can easily understand that some elements block our super-computer from its full power. We can also visualise them as virus in the computer term. Viruses that alter the proper functioning of a computer.
One of the properties of a virus is its ability to replicate and spread from a computer to another.
Now, let’s imagine that belief patterns are cognitive viruses. They have all the properties of a virus, as they are usually socially shared and even constitute the social tissue of societies and communities. For example, money is a virtual value, that is commonly admitted to have a real value, hence allowing more complex exchanges than with barter or other methods.
Beliefs define reality as they explain the world, and create artificial boundaries in the range of possibilities.
Space travel is at a really beginning stage and one of the major issues concerns the psychological behaviour of these early explorators.
A book has been recently published about this topic, but as this review points out, some critical aspects are not discussed, or maybe hidden because of secrecy.
Another relevant book discussing this topic is the Mars Trilogy written by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Semantic tools could allow the automatic generation and updates of such sociomap, and also automatically detect possible emerging conflicts.
The advantages of using such a tool are numerous.
The role of the psychologist in such a team is really difficult, as it is pointed in Mars Trilogy. This character having no one to express its profound feelings, he may feel lonely as its role can be pictured as the loving father and mother of the crew, hence the feeling of being excluded.
So this role could be diluted among every person of the crew by defining a Naked Mind protocol using semantic tools and virtual means of communication.
The choice of a crew might as well be crucial. The Generation Z or those having an intimate connection with new technologies and virtual worlds are more likely to live far from a "natural environment". Being able to spend months or years without any real social behaviour or "normal activities" other than virtual activities through internet like coding, communicating, playing... can be a huge advantage, and i sense this kind of people are more likely to adapt to a Naked Mind protocol.
It seems obvious that human species isn't adapted for space travel, long missions or definitive settling on other planets, hence the need to "engineer" an evolution of human species by altering psychological trends. I don't think there's a need to go too far, video games players, and many people living more in the virtual than the natural realm have many traits that could be crucial for such explorations.
I believe personalities are made of multiple agents that are working like an Inner Council. This process is more or less conscious, and can be extreme in schizophrenia cases. Being conscious of this process, and even training it, may allow us to make better decisions, for example.
Identifying an agent may allow to understand its function towards ourselves and others.
Creating a new agent is like creating another self that will have certain types of relationships with other inner agents that will evolve through time.
"What magical trick makes us intelligent? The trick is that there is no trick. The power of intelligence stems from our vast diversity, not from any single, perfect principle." – Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind
The awareness of the influence and relationships of the inner agents between themselves may allow detection of biases. For example, Subject X having two inner agents:
As Subject X is getting more conscious of the two agents, he succeeds in identifying the personal needs, fears, values, etc in which each agent is something like a symbolic representation. By bringing awareness to the inner conflicts between these agents, one self may be able to see if its inner council is just one voice, and has little potential to evaluate a situation with enough variety of perspectives to analyse it efficiently. Or an Inner Council may have a manichean structure. Or there may be pseudo-agents, which are clones of other inner agents with just a different language or appearance.
There may be power and mind games within our own minds. This game can be totally unconscious, hence probably a lot of so-called psychological troubles...
We can do more than play this game, we can create the rules, the players and the winning conditions. Program our own Biocomputers ?
I also think that there is a dialectical process in this environment of Inner Agents. Some agents may oppose during a certain time to finally find enough connections to even work together, becoming a kind of super-agent.
As we are looking for unity, meaning we don't like having endless fights between inner agents, we naturally merge and connect these agents, trying to make sense of this swarm.
I think we can consciously create a new Inner Agent to open new perspectives and ways to think or perceive reality. There are multiples reasons to do such thing: learning a new field of study, enhance critical thinking, and even basic well-being. For example, creating an Inner Agent dedicated to contemplation, observation, peace, patience may allow some individuals to live more happily.
This process probably happens each time we meet someone different.
I imagine easily such process in Netention. Creating different personas that represent each of these Inner Agents, slowly describing them more accurately, bringing more awareness.
We could even share our personas, so that we can almost download someone else's agents, compare them with our owns, and decide to integrate it. A bit like a personality program. Or semantic schizo-agent ?
Note : In the case of shizophrenia, the Inner Council may not even exist, and Inner Agents take control without interfering with others. In case of multiple personalities that don't communicate and are in conflict for the control, they are also disjoint as they are mutually exclusive.
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