If possible, I would like to add this question to the next fire side chat.
Many thanks in advance.
Before writing my question, I summarize the context …
This subject is very difficult to put in words, a fortiori when English is not your mother tongue.
The IUOC partitions off a piece of itself, a FWAU, that logs on in a virtual reality to play an avatar. That piece of itself contains all its quality (but no memory). It logs on in total immersion, that’s why the IUOC partition only a piece of itself, it has other things to do and can’t be totally immersed.
When the avatar dies, the FWAU loses its connection to the data stream of the particular virtual reality he was logged in. Then there is a gradual transition, for that “FWAU partition” to gradually become aware of the bigger picture. Then the experience packet starts to fade like a dream.
The FWAU partition then start to reintegrate the IUOC he is a part of.
The FWAU then disappears, the boundaries are taken down and he becomes part of the IUOC again.
Then, here is my question.
Here and now, “I”, the particular subset of the IUOC that is logged in this datastream and that I play now, is separated from the main IUOC. I mean I am conscious of my particular environment and the IUOC is also conscious, separately, of his environment in the NPMR. Both are “conscious” in the same time. 2 “consciousness”.
When the avatar in which the “partition” that “I” am right now will die, boundaries will be taken down and “I” will reintegrate my IUOC. But Tom says that in that process, the “FWAU partitioned” will disappear, because “I” will reintegrate the IUOC that has his own FWAU.
Then, logically, should we consider that when the boundaries are taken down, “I” will lose the conscience I have of my self to the benefit of the FWAU of my main IUOC?
I mean, is there a “continuity of consciousness” regarding the consciousness of the FWAU partitioned?
How can “I” still be aware of myself if my FWAU disappear?
Very difficult to explain.