I had thought that "sentient" meant a more generalized awareness as well. Apparently there are a vaiety of views on this:http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=sentient
S: (adj) sentient, animate (endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness) "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
S: (adj) sentient (consciously perceiving) "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
So, just a term definition confusion.
Fascinating idea, that VR/PMR exist only as data... A bit like Kathy, I have a feeling that I am missing something implicit.
Sigh. It is a feeling as though I ought to be able to turn 90 degrees, look sideways into the VR, and see "black space". (Oddly, I keep getting the non-physical perception, lately, that all this stuff I see... this "reality" through which every morning I walk the dogs, is just "color" spread thinly over what is really empty blackness. THis was happening even before I stumbled upon MBT.) It is as though a person's individual reality ought
to be more fluid than it seems to be... or is
it, and I just haven't noticed? It seems
like there must be directly accessable practical tests (On the order and simplicity of: I touch my nose and I sense that it is still there
. It is like One should be able to look behind the curtain, and all one has to do is to pull it aside, but with what hand, what lever? What, I guess I am asking, is the practical method of decoupling from a VR ?
I'm also wondering what the switch is that selects to actualize a low probablity result instead of a high probablity result. Or do low probablity events only
occur when something "wills" (whatever that means) them to, effectively changing them to the highest probability ?