The Love and Low Entropy Connection

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The Love and Low Entropy Connection

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Today I’d like to talk a little bit about what Love has to do with low entropy, or what being a low entropy consciousness has to do with becoming Love. I want to talk about how it is that entropy and love get connected somehow. You know that in this virtual reality paradigm I talk about the Larger Consciousness System being the fundamental system. And we are the avatars in this virtual reality. We are played by a player that is a consciousness. I call that player an Individuated Unit of Consciousness. And that our virtual reality is here as a learning lab. And that the Virtual Reality is computed by a computer that’s also part of the Larger Consciousness System. And that the Larger Consciousness System is an information system - even a digital information system.

Digital information systems want, need, or exist because they have information. And when an information system evolves it evolves toward more content. It evolves toward better and more useful information. It’s the increase in information that is how an information system evolves. If it loses information, if it has a decrease in information, then it is de-evolving.

Now let's talk about entropy for a moment. Entropy is a measure of disorder. So think of an information system and how that applies to disorder. Information is order. If you have all random bits then there is no information. There’s no information in randomness. That’s almost the basic definition of randomness. So if all the bits are random you really don’t have an information system. You maybe have a potential for an information system, but there’s no information there.

Now as those bits become ordered, and that order has meaning, then that order can be symbolic. That order could just be patterns. Any order contains information. For example a very simple order is up-down-up-down-up. What’s next? Well 'down' would be next. Why, because there’s a pattern. We could predict what would happen next based on the pattern, because that’s information. There’s information contained in the pattern. The pattern is lower entropy than if all the bits in the pattern were random. As bits are ordered we create information. And those ordered bits can become symbols like a 0 and a 1, which could then produce lots of zeros and ones. Those ordered zeros and ones can do everything a computer can do. Information can be created just from those kinds of binary bits. This is the nature of an information system. An information system with more order evolves to lower entropy. And information system with less order de-evolves to higher entropy.

3.28 An information system that is conscious such as the Larger Consciousness System has two choices. It can evolve, grow, and create more information. Or an information system can de-evolve. It can have less information and less significance. Eventually if de-evolution continues the system will die. It will end up with no information at all. So if you were a conscious aware information system what would you be doing? You would be trying to lower your entropy.
One of the things that consciousness was able to do to create more opportunities to lower entropy, was to break itself into pieces. It could interact with those pieces. So all the pieces could interact with free will, and the system could interact with free will with all the pieces. This created a lot of new possibilities of interaction with other freewill units. Who knows what they’re going to do, right? They have free will. Who knows how they might interact, and how they might make connections with each other. What they might do is unknown. That creates a lot more potential for growth, and a bigger potential for order. So that was a strategy to help the system evolve by lowering its entropy. Breaking itself into pieces gave it more opportunity, more places that it could organize, and more degrees of freedom to organize.

Of course in biology critters did the same thing. They became more survivable as they became more flexible. And they became more flexible as they became more complex. When those single celled critters became multi-celled critters they lowered their entropy. They were now more complex as multi-celled things. And they had more order and structure. So actually evolution in biology is also based on entropy. The lower the entropy, and entropy of course is defined within a system, the more you evolved. The more complexity, capability, and flexibility you have the more you can do. The more you can understand the choices the more degrees of freedom you have.

6.01 The Larger Consciousness System created all of these Individuated Units of Consciousness with free will that interacted with each other. The Individuated Units of Consciousness created a social system. A social system is a bunch of free willed units of consciousness that interact with each other. In this social system there were ways that interactions lowered entropy, and there were ways that interactions raised entropy. They could go on two different paths. The path that lowered entropy was a path where entities co-operated, cared about each other, and focused on how they could be of service. The path that raised entropy was one where entities only cared about what they could get.

Let's imagine an experiment where there are two sets of paths for two groups. And we’re going to see the differences between these two paths. Let's say we have 100,000 Individuated Units of Consciousness and another set that’s a duplicate of that. They both have the same amount of abilities, capabilities, space, and resources. Except there are two different attitudes between these sets. In the first group the attitude is co-operative and caring. In this group if somebody invents something, or comes up with a really good idea, they share it with everybody else. If somebody is unhappy about what’s going on everybody tries to get together to make them happier. This group tries to re-arrange things so that this unhappy person can contribute better, or the person can be happier in what they’re doing. This group is primarily about 'other.' And we'll let this set go to evolve however it evolves. We’ll come back and look at it, say a hundred years later, and see just what evolved there.

In the other group instead of love based, like the first set, it’s going to be fear based. When you have fear then you don’t have trust. You’re afraid that everybody else is going to take advantage of you, and so you trust no-one. In a fear-based group it’s all about getting your needs met because you’re self-centered. Being fearful is very self-centered. If you’re fearful everything is about you. The nature of fear is that it’s yours. If you’re fearful it makes everything just about you. The fearful set won’t have trust, and they will each try to get as much of the resources they can. Then they will have to hold onto the resources the best they can because somebody else might try to take them away. They quickly learn that if they form a group they become a little more powerful. Ten of those fearful beings together as a pack, as a group, are more powerful than they were alone. As a group they can take stuff away from all the singles, or all the doubles or triples, because there are ten of them. This group of ten can overpower and take what they want. Well pretty soon there’s a group of twenty. Then the group of ten has to get bigger. What happens in the end are groups competing with other groups. And each one of these competing groups is trying to get as much of the stuff as possible. They try to get as much of the resources as they can manage. And then the groups have to try to keep them. Because nobody really trusts each other the leadership of this group constantly changes. Leaders are done in and somebody else rises to the top. It’s constant turmoil, and it’s a very inefficient process. At the end of a hundred years probably 5% of the beings in the fear based group are in control of 95% of all the resources. Everybody else is kind of peasant or a lackey. And there would be power groups that would have grown up from this system. The leaders would ostensibly protect their followers from other groups preying on them, and you would have very little trust. Every person would be out for themselves. It would be a kind of a dog-eat-dog world there.

Well that sounds a whole lot like our world doesn't it? That’s the world we live in every day right here in good old physical reality. We have a fear-based world, and so we know how that turns out. Over in the other group people co-operate. So there's no need to group-up for protection. There's no need to grab as much stuff as you can. There is no need even for a whole lot of government, ordering, or hierarchy at all. There’s no need for management. Management would never say “You - grab this crank and turn it. That’s your job; that’s your contribution.” Because that would not be in the best interest of that person. That person may not want to turn that knob. And everybody in that reality wants a person to fulfil themselves to the greatest potential they have. No one there wants another person to have to do things they don’t want to do. In the love-based world everyone would have lots and lots of personal freedom to do what they wanted, how they wanted to do it, and when they wanted to do it. Because if you didn’t have that personal freedom, and you were unhappy, the rest of the players would try to fix it for you. Just as if you saw someone else unhappy you'd try to fix it for them.

12.22 Imagine a world without fear. We can’t do that very easily because we live in a very fearful place. We say, "Well there are certain jobs that have to be done, and nobody wants to do them. So somebody would have to be forced to do them." Now that’s a fearful viewpoint. It’s not like that. There are jobs that need to be done. And if everybody sees they need to be done then there would be people who would do them. And if they are jobs that were unpleasant they would be particularly high-paying jobs. Because when you do things that are unpleasant you ought to get more rewards for that. There’s ways to make hard jobs, or not nice jobs, sweeter by the way you compensate for them. And by the respect the community has for those who do those jobs. So if picking up everyone's trash is not a nice job, then trash collecting becomes a high status job. Everybody says, "Thank you." And trash collectors are kind of the big shots in the community because they pick up the trash. They get an unpleasant job done.
It would be a different kind of structure than you have now. Everything would be done in ways that worked for everybody. So at the end of their hundred years the love-based group would have optimized the value of every individual to the greatest extent possible. And the love based society would be a wonderful place in which to live, work, raise your family, and be a part of. We know what the fear-based reality is like. We live in a fear-based society. We know how a fear-based reality works. It's full of greed and nastiness. Everybody tries to control everybody else. That’s how the fear-based reality works out.

The reality that is ordered, that is caring, and that is love-based is the low entropy solution to a social system. That’s what entropy has to do with Love. We are consciousness pieces of a social system. And the way we lower our entropy is by becoming loving and compassionate, by caring about others, and by having empathy. That’s how you optimize a social system. That’s how you optimize consciousness. And that’s how you create information, create choice, create freedom, and create opportunity. That's how you create everything that is constructive. On the other side, that’s just like us. Everything is sub-optimal. Most everybody in that fear-based world is working beneath their potential. People in that would could do more, and could be more. But they can’t because they are stuck in a structure. They are stuck in a hierarchy, in a position, and most of them are peasants.

That is how entropy and Love get connected.
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