Ted Vollers wrote:
Let's try to explain some things about Virtual Realities. They exist primarily within The Big Computer as calculations based upon probabilities. Initial conditions are set and the switch thrown to start the calculation. It does not matter that no one is there to observe. Just like when I did calculations in grad school trying to model our PMR reality and its rule set in a simple physical situation although in this case the rule set is known and built into the programming. I did not have to be watching every calculation for the computer to do its work.
So the universe can be projected ahead billions of PMR years with no observations what so ever, including while 'life' without consciousness develops. Once consciousness niches as organisms that have a decision space develop, then TBC starts to send out data to those organisms which are selected to participate in that PMR type VR. Those organisms develop based upon the probability calculations of the rule set in TBC. When they come into existence, there are waiting IUOCs of however low level capability (limited decision space) to take on the role of conscious decision maker for that virtual entity. Those that are plants and not conscious, no decision space, are not connected to IUOCs. Whatever ever decisions, like turning toward the light, that they make are not decisions but the carrying out of the rule set. It is built into their physiology. And all of the time that they, as plants, are the only living things, without consciousness, they are not rendered for observation by consciousness bearing thingies because they, the conscious thingies, do not exist as yet. It is the way things work in a VR to only calculate what is necessary. The probability that plants exist need only be accounted for in TBC as a probability until such time as there is a conscious observer, perhaps eating those same plants, at which time the plant and surroundings are rendered according to the rule set and the probability calculation for observation by that consciousness.
Moving on to the time that there are humans in existence, whatever surrounds them, based upon probability calculations within TBC is rendered into an appropriate data stream to represent their PMR VR experience. The same goes for all of the other creatures of high level to low level consciousness and from large to small. Each rendered according to the rule set and a data stream sent to the IUOC that provides their decision making.
Thanks Ted, a thorough answer.
This leads me to two other questions; the first one being:
I believe it was Dean Radin who mentioned a research some time back where they used some type of lie-detector on a plant, and then some person threatened to or actually did do damage to the plant and/or some plant near by; After this the plant reacted violently (on the lie-detector) each time that person came near. This would indicate that the plant not only was aware of this potential threat but it also remembered the person responsible for it.
In this situation it does look like the plant has consciousness and memory at least.
What do you think about that research?
I'm indicating that plants might be more aware and conscious than people think, (even in a VR).