Absolute Unbounded Manifold (AUM)

[My Big TOE Term]

AUM is a synonym for the Larger Consciousness System (LCS) that emphasizes the LCS’s evolution as a social system.

One of the two fundamental assumptions of My Big TOE is that consciousness evolves – the LCS is in a never-ending Fundamental Process of evolution. Logically, that process must have had a beginning, a starting point at which only a potential for primordial consciousness existed. My Big TOE calls this logical starting point the Absolute Unbounded Oneness (AUO).

My Big TOE conjectures that AUO actualized its evolutionary potential through its ability to self-modify and thus to change states and develop complexity. In a process similar to exponential biological cell division, AUO developed an internal structure of “reality cells”, akin to memory cells on a computer memory chip. Consciousness became an information system. At that stage, AUO can still be imagined as one “monolithic block” of consciousness.

As AUO grew in self-awareness it realized that its evolutionary purpose was to lower its entropy (to create more structure, content, meaning). As a result, its evolution became more intentional and goal-oriented. AUO discovered that the most efficient way to keep lowering its entropy and create more meaning and structure would be to split itself up into an unfathomably vast number of different entities interacting with free will (Individuated Units of Consciousness, IUOCs). The oneness (AUO) turned into a manifold (AUM). Consciousness became a social system. This is still the state that the LCS/AUM is in today.

Graph visualizing the evolution of AUO into AUM/the LCS

Within the totality of AUM, IUOCs interact in countless virtual realities (PMRs and NPMRs) that can be nested (VRs within VRs). Each such hierarchical branch of reality frames is computed and served up by a subset of AUM that can be conceptualized as a “Big Computer” or “Virtual Reality Rendering Engine”.

Despite their differentiation and specialization, all parts of AUM are interconnected: all conscious entities and all VRs within AUM are connected through the Reality Wide Web. Thus, any “division” should be seen as merely conceptual, enabling us to describe the functions of the different parts of the whole. AUM remains the “One Consciousness”, the ground of existence, the totality of All There Is.

Note that the term AUM is strictly metaphorical: in actuality, AUM can be neither absolute nor unbounded because nothing real can be infinite – AUM only appears to be absolute, unbounded and infinite from our necessarily limited perspective within physical reality (PMR).

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