A common theme on the everything list is the idea of an Observer moment, which is a snapshot of an observer's mind in a point of time, or the smallest amount of time a single conscious moment can be experienced in. However I think this overlooks the notion that information can be embedded across dimensions of both time and space. There are cases when information exists in space only, such as on a phonograph or CD, but there are also cases when information exists temporally, when the record is played the information is copied from a 3 dimensional space to the dimension of time. Also consider data transmitted over the Internet, its information pattern exists in its entirety within a 4-dimensional block view of the universe. Einstein showed how the distinction between the dimension of time and the dimensions of space are human imposed.
So if information patterns/structures can span distances of time and space, perhaps the concept of an Observer "Moment" isn't the way it should be thought of. Perhaps we should think of it as an "Observer's Information Space". The fact that the human brain is sees individual pictures flashed at 10-15 frames per second as motion, and the fact that we hear individual vibrations as sound if above 10-15 Hz may be ancillary evidence that the human brain's information space encompasses the past 0.1 seconds of sensory input in generating a model of the environment. If we consider a computational view for consciousness, the "state" of the computation which might be represented as a single Planck Time in this universe likely doesn't contain all the information necessary to create an observer moment, rather it is processing of information over dimensions of space and time that build a minimal information pattern necessary for a conscious experience. This reasoning implies that OM's can be different lengths of times for different observers, and no OM can be instantaneous. Simpler brained organisms such as flies might have an OM that spans much less time than a human brian's OM. Jason --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---