we had our second Youth Fireside Chat yesterday and it was another really good session - despite only having 2 participants this time 8-(
For the early birds the podcast version was just released here as mp3 audio file:
The video version still needs a bit of editing but it should be out on Tom's Youtube channel towards the end of this week.
Here are the time stamps for the questions:
(All questions came from 10-year-old Alexander and 12-year-old Kyle)
0:00:35 Cryptids like Bigfoot or Slenderman - How do they fit into MBT?
0:05:50 Can we evolve and use other avatars than just a human body?
0:08:25 Can mediums communicate with the original consciousness of a deceased directly after death?
0:12:50 Is it possible to have any memories of a past life?
0:15:40 The "tree falling in the woods" example - Would it work the same for an animal
0:21:15 How does the Fibonacci sequence fit into MBT?
0:25:00 How does consciousness connect to our avatars?
0:29:15 Thoughts - can they be described as "a vector in linear space" as John Hagelin claims?
0:32:50 The computer game "No Man Sky" - Does Tom play computer games himself?
0:37:10 Will we create "real" virtual realities within our own virtual reality?
0:40:40 Is it possible to code consciousness?
0:43:10 Was Tom an atheist during his early years?
0:51:05 Is there an equivalent to the term "enlightenment" used in Buddhism within MBT?
0:53:50 Why were more people aware about reality being an illusion in the ancient past?
1:00:45 How is consciousness made?
1:05:05 Might our reality be a virtual reality or is it one? How much does Tom believe his own storyline?
1:09:45 Why do some scientists deny the behaviour of the double slit experiment?
1:15:50 Questioning Tom's model, changes to Tom's model over time
1:19:15 Tom's take on the "4th dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory"
1:24:00 Is it better to be open-minded or better to be skeptical?
1:25:30 Will it ever be possible for scientists to observe the pixels our reality is made of?
1:28:05 If the speed of light slowed down, would that effect the delta-t of our reality simulation?
1:34:55 Why are many people closed-minded and not interested in MBT-related topics?
1:42:40 Is the larger consciousness system just as conscious as we are?
1:44:20 Closing words, how did Kyle and Alexander get interested in MBT?
1:52:05 End of session
We are planning for a third edition of the Youth Fireside Chat probably around December of this year, so the offer for new participants from earlier postings in this thread still stands.