Both Roger and Bruno took issue with my definition of reality to include 
theories about reality. But the proper definition of reality is that 
reality includes everything that exists and theories of reality most 
certainly exist. Roger and Bruno seem to be coming from the old dualistic 
definition of reality in which some things (generally the 'physical' world) 
are real and some things aren't real (generally thoughts e.g. about the 
physical world).

While this dualistic definition of reality may be useful in daily life it 
fails on the philosophical level. In truth the entirety of reality is 
computational and both 'physical' events and mental are both part of that 
same single computational nexus. Roger gives the example of hitting a table 
with his fist as something that is real as opposed to a theory about 
reality which isn't but in fact the reality of the experience of both is 
electrical signals (information computations) in the brain. They are both 
computations in the brain.

The proper definition is that everything that exists is real and therefore 
part of reality. Everything that exists is a computationally evolving 
information state in reality and that is why it is real, however its 
reality is exactly what it actually is, what its computational forms 
actually are, and this is true for everything including both what our minds 
interpret as 'physical' events and 'mental'. If you must make that 
distinction then of course everything without exception in our thoughts and 
experience is mental, but the deeper truth is that its all computationally 
evolving information however it's interpreted by our minds.

Thus the only philosophically consistent definition of reality includes 
everything that exists without exception, including thoughts and theories.

But there is a deeper truth here in that reality itself exists 
independently of its particular contents as a thing in itself. In fact 
prior to the big bang it was empty of any actualized information at all, 
but it still existed in a state similar to a generalized quantum vacuum.

This reality itself is what makes the computations that occur within it 
real and actual and have being, it is what gives them life. It is what I 
call 'Ontological Energy' which is simply the (non-physical) space of 
reality whose presence manifests as the present moment in which we and 
everything exists. All the computationally evolving information that exists 
exists like waves, ripples and currents in the sea of existence itself, in 
the ocean of ontological energy, the logical space or locus of reality and 

Reality is a single ocean of ontological energy and everything that exists 
exists as a computationally evolving information form within it. There is 
nothing outside of it because there is no outside. Therefore there is no 
possibility of anything being 'not real' or not part of reality. There is 
only the different categories of reality of different information forms 
within reality. 


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