A PMR would only be reset, or discontinued, if the probability for future evolution became so low that it didn't make sense to continue on the present course. Then the PMR would be reset to an earlier time in the history of the VR - most likely where there was some kind of intersection for history to go several ways. And perhaps a few more evolved entities would incarnate to try and help the VR make a more positive choice.
Love is not harvested. That is an idea from Bob Monroe's take on his experiences. Love helps us evolve and helps the system evolve. Here is an excellent post from Ted which may help explain the MBT definition of Love, (capital "L".)
One thing that you must keep in mind to understand 'love' is that there is more to it than the single 4 letter word in English implies in our normal cultural usage. If you look in an English thesaurus for synonyms you find words like: affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, fondness, passion and we frequently add distinctions by linking love with another descriptive adjective. If you go back to ancient Greek, such a root source in our society and culture, you find the following list: philia (dispassionate virtuous love which includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity - compare to filial love), eros (love in all of it's sexual flavors - compare to erotic love), agape (thought of as a more pure and idealized form of love, divorced from the physical but in modern times developing that meaning also - a concept of love often used in religious contexts - perhaps compare to pure love), storge (the affection of a parent for a child - parental love), and xenia (an almost ritualized friendship and caring for, formed between a host and his guest - perhaps caring love). This could be carried on into outer languages and cultures. You can pursue this on your own at the library or on the Internet and go on for quite some time. The English word love simply does not have simple equivalents within other languages and cultures and its biases simply produce difficulties in understanding this usage. The simplest way to approach a single better word is the ancient Greek agape, in my opinion.
Let me describe the context of love within which Tom, in my understanding, uses it and equates it with very low entropy. This context is that our existence within Consciousness Space where we exist as IUOCs and as such are integral parts of The One Consciousness as we communicate over the RWW and thus are The One Consciousness. Thus we in concert are and create and are the driving force or Mind behind Consciousness Space in all of its features and functionality. Simultaneously, we are time sharing our beings as IUOCs as virtual selves in order to participate independently within virtual realities such as NPMR and PMR. Tom has spoken of this as an alternate way to view our selves and The One as one integral fractal thing that is in fact every thing and the only thing that exists. When we as individual IUOCs reach the point at which we can comprehend this fractal existence as integral parts of The One Mind/Consciousness and simultaneously as Individuated Units Of Consciousness, engaged in the mutual expression of our existence, developing our individual selves through interaction and simultaneously The One into every more complete expressions of individuality and yet the expression of the power of this One Thing as ever more complete understanding of Itself, reduced entropy. This is the context of 'love' as it is used by Tom. Love of the Whole, this Union, for its constituent parts and of the constituent parts for each other and of this Union, in recognition of this Union, this integral and mutual relationship.
So is it any wonder that you have difficulty with these fiddly little details when you start to apply love and develop an understanding of love in our PMR social context and what 'people' do with each other and to each other. This is frankly why I am leery of the bald use of the word love without putting more into the context to clarify what is meant. This is not a criticism of Tom's choice of usage of love for this so all encompassing concept. I can understand why he chose this approach, having basically no choice in a PMR reality within which there is in fact no word for what he needed to convey. So he uses a word that is no less difficult to understand than alternatives that he might have chosen. This is just as he chose a more linear, discrete object based conception embedded within PMR concepts of his model within My Big TOE. To approach this from the direction of science and within a society speaking English, what choice did he have? Things and relationships and interactions and rule sets are the nature of the scientific world view and must be expressed in the language of our society. But once you go so far with this world view, you come up against the need for some of the imagery of the mystical viewpoint in order to further approach to the truth in the comparison, the conflict of these two points of view. Thus it was not that long ago that he first spoke of a fractal Union as all one thing as the need arose.
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AND ANOTHER POST FROM TED:
Love, in my understanding and as I understand Tom to really be using the term, goes far beyond the usual meaning and concept as expressed within the English language. That terminology, if limited to meaning as expressed in English, is too tightly linked and bound to the Eros aspect of the spectrum of feeling and understanding that is really represented by love. As I have stated before, there is besides eros, the broadening concepts from the ancient Greek of agape as well as philia and storge. This expands the meaning of the English word love. To this you can add the concepts of empathy, sympathy and more.
As I expressed the value of a true and real understanding of Tom's model of reality at the beginning, I will try to relate this to what I am saying about love. Tom's model shows how we are integral parts of all that is as AUM. We literally make up a functioning part of AUM which is all that there is. This is not a new insight but a relatively common conception of mysticism in its many manifestations. Tom's model however provides a way to also comprehend this other that on the basis of mysticism which after all describes what you might call the ultimate subjectivity as a perception that one can have only for oneself and never fully share. If you understand the model you can see how we are both this functioning part of The One and yet remain an individuated part with the deliberately fostered sense of separateness as we function as an IUOC. If we perceive these contradictory, in a sense, aspects of our existence within reality we can sense as this becomes a part of our being, what love as Tom uses it means. We each depend upon the functioning of all of the rest of us as IUOCs for the level of quality of functioning of AUM as the present metaphor and manifestation of The One. Your flaws and my flaws as our level of entropy represent a direct limitation upon the functioning of both our and AUM's level and quality of functioning. You can perceive that we are all nothing special, just another manifestation of a digital consciousness within the vast totality of all such manifestations as IUOCs. Ultimately from the lowest IUOC providing the consciousness of a single celled yet conscious organism to the most 'brilliant' IUOC providing the consciousness of the highest level of administration within our system within AUM, we are of the same inherent nature. We are fully dependent and inter dependent upon each other as we function as a part of the vast integral beingness that is AUM. If you truly understand this at a being level, you can comprehend the meaning of love as used by Tom.
Tom's model also shows us the true nature of our free will, that we have it, that we must have it and how it acts within various meta realities for consciousness to arise and for us to individually develop it as IUOCs within the totality of all IUOCs as we function within our VR experiences. Also how within the base meta reality in which AUM functions as The One Consciousness, how free will exists and must so exist for consciousness to arise through the combined interaction of all IUOCs, expressing free will. I can only point to this. You must comprehend it and make it apart of your being for yourselves. It is not really that difficult a conception or presentation.