On 02 Jan 2014, at 23:00, Jason Resch wrote:
On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Stephen Paul King <stephe...@provensecure.com
Could be... convalescing from the flu.... I will try to reply...
Thanks Stephen. I hope you feel better soon.
Maybe it is out minds that focus so much on the invariant, misses
The fact is that we are asking questions about things we are trying
Right, that is good.
Merely stating that this is that ignores the point.
Isn't that how explanations work?
Where doth change emerge if it does not exist at all?
It emerges in our minds, just like colors, sounds, emotions, etc.
There is a condition known as akinetopsia in which its suffers lose
the ability to experience time (at least as we do). They experience
the world as a series of static snapshots, without conception of
time or motion. One woman expressed her trouble with crossing the
street, and pouring a cup of tea, since she couldn't tell which cars
were moving or stopped, and when pouring tea it seemed frozen like a
glacier. You might consider this as some evidence that we owe our
perception of change to some extra layer of processing done by our
All of that is true but requires at least some 1p that perceives the
change. I am suggesting that 1p and change go together, can't have
one without the other.
Okay, and I can agree with this in some respects. If the first
person view is the view of a computation, then the computation has
an ordered sequence of states. Although Bruno has also claimed to
have had a conscious experience without time. Maybe this is the
result of some computation stuck in a loop? I'd be interested in
hearing his own thoughts on it.
Hmm.... Normally we are not supposed to refer to personal experience,
but once in a while ... Why not. Of course you allude here to a
statement I made concerning some salvia experiences.
Note that some people dismisses non validly such experience, *even
from the 1p view*, because they think it is an hallucination ... and
I have recently succeeded, by using a metaphor, in explaining, that
from the 1p point of of view, an experience can lead to a genuine
change of view, and invalidate the dismissive tenet for the 1p view.
Imagine a world where everyone see on the black and white. No colors.
Imagine that in that world, some people using some drugs do perceive
color. Then when they come back they try to explain the experience,
and of course, as the experience is short elusive and does not allow
testing, they cannot do so. Yet in that case we can understand that
dismissing such experience as an hallucination is in direct opposition
with the experience itself, from the 1p view. They do have lived
something that they were unable to conceive before the experience.
There is a genuine learning or discovery.
That is like I feel after some salvia experience, notably concerning
the experience of timeless consciousness. I would have swore that such
an experience cannot make any sense, even in an hallucination, yet,
with some amount of salvia, the experience does make some sense, but
remains 1p and completely impossible to described.
Can it be a computational loop? Not really because this will still be
lived as dynamical by the 1p, unless perhaps the loop is
infinitesimal: hard to say. Or is it that consciousness doesn't really
need a time frame to be experienced? That contradict apparently the
S4Grz (third hypostase, the arithmetical 1p) which, like in Brouwer's
theory of consciousness, links deeply consciousness and subjective
time (knowledge evolution).
So: I don't know. I don't even know how to refer to such an experience
which is out of time. Its duration seems to last both 0 seconds, and
eternity, after. It just looks totally impossible ... in the mundane
state of consciousness. It seems impossible, even as an hallucination.
It boggles me in the infinite. It does give a sort of feeling that
arithmetical truth might be a sort of conscious 'person' after all,
and that comp might be even more closer to "religion" than what the
simple machine's theology can suggest. Maybe that is why some people
says that salvia is a medication which cures ... atheism. It does not
make you believe in something, but, like comp+ logic, it seems to
generalize the dream argument, that is a root for doubting even more
(and that is probably why most people find salvia quite disturbing and
decide to never do it again). I need further explorations ...
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