Following the below discussion in 2010, I tried to get Tom's opinion on abortion, but he chose not to respond, I presume for good reason.
Whenever you get into a mental space where most of your bandwidth is consumed by your perception of the apparent bad behavior of others, you are on dangerous ground, ego-wise.
More importantly, you have great potential to harm yourself, your IUOC's quality, and AUM itself, through forming selfish intent. The problem with sitting in judgement of the selfishness of others, for anything, is that it is highly likely a trick of ego, a distraction from that next thing you should be doing to improve yourself, your behavior.
Actually taking action, lets say, paying pregnant girls with unwanted fetus's, to have the child, is a different category. Actually taking some action, at cost to yourself, non-judgementally, gently, is a whole different ball game, and not the usual MO of ego. All the talk and judgement and bluster....more suspicious.
1) Kroeran: "so IUOCs are generating FWAUs, and the earth rule-set is generating Sensor Platforms....so what is the governace/decision making process for linking up an FWAU to a Sensor Platform? Are they created (conceived) by the intent of the IUOC?"
Tom: There are always a few special cases in the margins that don't follow the general rules (information flow) because the Larger consciousness system (LCS) is playing all sides of the game, but generally the flow is something like this: 1) the rule-set allows/requires sensor platforms to reproduce for their own reasons and drives. 2) the more advanced IUOC is looking for a general set of conditions and circumstances that favors specific growth potential for that IUOC and meets its intended goals. The less advanced IUOC is just looking for experience in a general way, and within a very broad range, one set of conditions and circumstances is about as good as another.
The IUOC picks a platform that generally suits its needs. IUOCs that are advanced enough to require very specific circumstances may have to wait until the system brokers a good match or creates a good match through nudging the data sent to the platforms (refer to discussion of synchronicity and manipulating uncertainty at both the macro (behavior, intuition and circumstance) and micro (biological cellular/DNA) levels. Such IUOCs are not in a big hurry and do more extensive up front planning and coordination to get the right general set up they want/need. Plans are usually not terribly detailed because free will makes intricate plans difficult to execute. If the goals are very specific the plan will likely be more specific. Plans, in some circumstances, can be revised and coordinated in real time by the LCS. The LCS's criteria for its decision process is to optimize the reduction of system entropy. Thus PMR opportunities are limited but grow and become more sophisticated and complex as the evolving virtual reality trainer matures and become more sophisticated and complex.
2) Kroeran: and/or when is the linkage normally made (biologically speaking)....which trimestre?
Tom: It is not a 0 to 1 function at some particular time. The FAWU eases into its new role slowly as more of its attention is consumed by available PMR experience. That data flow is constrained by the rule-set -- sparse at first and grows as the platform develops. It parallel processes multiple frames -- with the percentage of its total aware communication (data exchange) in PMR growing until about 5 to 7 years old when that percentage gets close to 100 percent.
3) Kroeran: do you start with materially easier incarnations, then work toward incarnations such as kids that are terminal (looking for different or more challenging experiences)
Tom: Yes. (see discussion above)
4) Kroeran: or are "apparently" unfavorable incarnations for IUOCs with less resources to trade with?
Tom: No. The point is to optimize the LCS, not the individual. The incarnation taken is one that has good potential for the system to grow. Incarnations are interactive and affect many others - the likely total affect is what is generally optimized in potential.
5) Kroeran: are female incarnation's early or late incarnations in the process?
Tom: Neither. Each presents its own challenges and potential and thus each sometimes offers a better choice to an IUOC depending on the nature and circumstances of that IUOC as it evolves. As an IUOCs entropy significantly lowers it makes less and less difference which sex any incarnation takes (the differences in challenge and potential becomes less significant) and choices are often made on individual preference. Thus a sex can be associated with some IUOCs
6) Kroeran: how valuable are Sensor Platforms?
Tom: How valuable are World of Warcraft or SIMS players? Very valuable if you want to play that game. The PMR game is very valuable - it must be an efficient evolution trainer concept because it is widely duplicated and employed with functionally minor variations.
7) Kroeran: is there value to (to the chicken) providing life (however short) to farm chickens?
Tom: Chickens, like people, exist because they are probable according to our rule-set which defines the opportunities PMR has to evolve. And just like people, chickens, have their place in the interactive, interdependent ecosystem. Chickens are sentient beings. Thus, on a fundamental level, what (in terms of consciousness evolution) applies to humans, applies to chickens. They simply have less growth potential and very small decision space compared to people.
8) Kroeran: for each sentient entity, does someone have to rush around looking for a IOUC to "animate" it?
Tom: No one ever runs... there are big signs saying: "Dont Run" and "No Running Allowed" all over the place -- the LCS is very safety conscious. :-).
The consciousness system is very large beyond our comprehension, it can bubble up another part of itself to meet whatever demand is required. If it needed, it could depress the fertility rate with some well placed nudging and synchronicity within the natural uncertainty of the PMR system -- but only if such meddling would be required to optimize the lowering of system entropy in the long term. The LCS does good and careful science and takes the long view (longer and more patient and more forward looking than we can imagine).
Does this PMR make my butt look big?