Please don’t be shocked. This posting will be about some philosophy.
This is not a blog posting about science of nature, nor about science of technology, it could even be interpreted as a religious posting.
Hence, this posting is a temporary contradiction (let’s say an exception according to Heisenberg) to my principle about keeping this blog an agnostic blog.
If you cannot accept this, then please ignore this posting 🙂 .
Perhaps this blog is not the right place for a discussion about soul/body/mind/spirit, but I have to say that I’m a programmer and therefore I am keen to layer any system – from top to bottom – it’s an occupational disease of us programmers.
Since we already learn in basic training that the Internet is broken down into 5 layers, namely in
- application layer (L5),
- transport layer (L4),
- network layer (L3),
- logical link layer (L2) and
- bit transmission layer (L1),
and because I was a bit concerned with virtual worlds in my hobby, one day it “happened” to me that I had the following thoughts:
- Let’s assume we operate a robot using a VR headset and VR controllers.
- So we would “take on the role of the robot” (which I call ‘Real Life Avatar’) “through” a virtual reality (which I call ‘Personal Scene Instance’).
- Wouldn’t we call this “tele presence” or, as I say, “Indirect Reality”?
- Wouldn’t this look as follows, if we drew the layers and the entities?
That is why I have drawn four entities in figure 1.
First, there is the person who has inherited and learned their “mind” and their “senses and skills” (SaSk) throughout life and thus now “understands” and “grasps” the universe.
The Real Life Avatar (RLA) and the Personal Scene Instance (PSI) are the second and the third entity in this figure. They will provide the person with “Remote Senses and Skills” (rSaSk) via the “User Interface” (UI).
Only distinct rSaSk will be possible via distinct RLA and distinct PSI (the rSaSk are “restricted” by those entities) and also the person will have to learn new SaSk (e.g. “controlling the distinct RLA via the distinct UI”).
Since person+PSI and RLA are sometimes located in far away places, the Internet is usually in between.
Why am I repeating myself?
This repetition serves to make it credible that the idea of ”Layer -1″ (see the tenth booklet “Vom Leben” at https://letztersein.com/kleine-religiose-buchlein – German language),
which I will come back to in a moment, was not “brain-born” but came about “naturally”.
How to get from the Concept of “Identity” to “Layer -1”.
We explained that the concept of “identity” does not necessarily result from physical laws.
Consequently, “Layer 0” in Figure 1 is – provisionally – drawn as a continuous layer without boundaries between the entities.
On the contrary, we know from the concept of “modeling” that people intuitively draw the limits of the system and limits in the system before they begin to formulate physical laws.
Is this demarcation arbitrary, or is there something like a preferred demarcation? So can one say that one model is “more correct” than another?
The fact that through discussion and persuasion – without using violence – we always find models that are (almost) universally recognized throughout humanity, and also the fact that we dare to do science and technology at all suggests that there are preferred demarcations in physics and in nature, at least in relation to humanity.
So we define a “Layer -1” in which we settle the thing-in-itself according to Immanuel Kant and also the essence or the soul of people.
So in this “Layer -1” the division of the universe into physical objects (and subjects) happens and that’s where everything happens that really, actually, truthfully happens.
So the physics in this PICTURE (and it’s just a PICTURE) is already an INTERPRETATION of reality, it doesn’t describe reality IN ITSELF.
So we now draw our 4 entities from the example (the person, the PSI, the internet (here a cable) and the RLA) in 8 layers:
HW means hardware
TII means thing-in-itself (according to Immanuel Kant)
What the person can say about themselves
- I am (layer -1)
- I am my body (Layer 0)
- I am a body with senses and abilities (Layer 1-5)
- I am a body that houses me (Layer 6)
Outlook to the Next Posting
In the next posting, I will try to combine this “theory of SMS (Simple Multiuser Scenes)” – see above – with my “Small religious booklet No. 13” (see https://letztersein.com/kleine-religiose-buchlein), which is called “Models of the Reality” (written in English language).
Have a nice week
P.S.: (this text has been taken from the 12th booklet “Geist – Sinne – Körper – Seele” at https://letztersein.com/kleine-religiose-buchlein – German language – and then translated by Google translate)