Robert McLuhan, Chris Carter's Science and Psychic Phenomena - The Fall of the House of the Skeptics, Telepathy & EvolutionPosted by alanborky at 15:11, 23 Apr 2012
[for Jacques Vallée, Grant Morrison & David Bowie]
Robert makes this observation: "The Copenhagen interpretation, which seems to be the most commonly accepted, is that the act of measurement causes the collapse of the wave function into individual particles. The result depends on the observation; it is not a property of the electron itself. But in this interaction, if I understand it correctly, a mechanical device will do the trick just the same as a human observer."
And this was my response:
Actually Robert à la Schrödinger's cat it's only when someone gets round to directing enough of their ATTENTION at the mechanical device's results and becomes CONSCIOUS of those results the cat or the wave's fate finally becomes actualised.
This's the hidden 'flaw' in the cat experiment Schrödinger himself was probably fully aware of - namely the consciousness of the cat's probably already long ago effected its fate long before anyone finally opens the box.
The way I sometimes put it to myself though is to ask if there was indeed an inconceivable SOMETHING which might be called God then which'd be more precise and elegant not to mention economic: to dream up/manufacture an infinitude of wildly differing types of worlds/existences or to create a universal 'material' or 'substance' which had the sole property of taking on the characteristics of the type of consciousness perceiving it?
So if a group of creatures (interlinked by a series of weak to strong telepathic gradients) were 'rigged' to have a type of consciousness which always collapsed everything down in terms of solidness then every time they directed their attention at this aforementioned universal 'substance' they'd all perceive everything - including themselves - in terms of solidness.
Similarly if a group of creatures were 'rigged' to have a type of consciousness which collapsed everything down in terms of energy waves then everything they perceived - including themselves - would have the characteristic of energy waves.
Ditto if those consciousnesses were rigged to perceive things in terms of waves or/and particles on the atomic or subatomic scale then for them waves or/and particles - and indeed themselves - 're what everything'd seem to be.
Ditto if those consciousnesses were rigged to perceive things in terms of waves or/and particles on the atomic or subatomic scale then for them waves or/and particles - and indeed themselves - 're what everything'd appear to be.
The implication of this of course's if you alter someone's consciousness - ie the way they filter what they perceive to be 'reality' - (say by evolving them into a totally new form of life or less drastically by use of narcotics) then depending on how much you alter their consciousness they'd perceive less and less of what everyone else was perceiving and more new hitherto inconceivable possibilities.
Another implication of this model of course's narcotics'd no longer be recognised as causing weird perceptions but rather'd be seen as interfering with and cutting us off from the various telepathic gradients which allow us to continue seeing the world the way everyone else does with the result our consciousness'd now be forced to attempt to hook up with telepathic gradients often strikingly unlike our own (or indeed enable other types of consciousness to make a grab for our consciousness as in cases of possession).
And yet another implication's if you sufficiently hook up with a telepathic gradient related to perceiving the world as pure energy then you yourself begin to become pure energy too etc etc etc.
Or more collequially: if you hook up with the Godnet you become godlike; the Hellnet - demonic; the bowieNet - Bowie like.