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Is The Universe Just A Giant Brain? Some Scientists Think So.

  • čas přidán 20. 02. 2024
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    Could the universe be conscious? Sounds a little crazy, but there are some prominent scientists and mathematicians that are taking the idea very seriously, and it could solve some ongoing mysteries about the universe… If it’s true, of course.
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    0:00 - Double-Slit Experiment
    1:34 - The Invisible Universe
    2:30 - Panpsychism and Consciousness Defined
    4:26 - Theories
    5:44 - Can AI Be Conscious?
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  • @Shanghaimartin
    @Shanghaimartin Před 6 měsíci +2245

    I sometimes wonder if there's an entire thriving universe out there made of dark energy and dark matter, and those dark scientists are trying to figure out where the missing 5% of the universe is :)

    • @jordanheath5258
      @jordanheath5258 Před 6 měsíci +81

      What if it’s the closer alternate universes that contribute to unconscious of the scientists in the 5% :)

    • @northsongs
      @northsongs Před 6 měsíci +43

      I like the way you think!

    • @Alexus00712
      @Alexus00712 Před 6 měsíci +235

      What if there are 20 overlapping universes all trying to figure out what the missing 95% of thier respective universes are?

    • @BoogieBoogsForever
      @BoogieBoogsForever Před 6 měsíci +9

      Haha nice!

    • @thewiirocks
      @thewiirocks Před 6 měsíci +112

      Joe made a fundamental mistake here: Dark Matter and Dark Energy are _completely_ different concepts that are as unrelated as you can get. Dark Energy is just a name given the to unknown force that's causing the universe to expand at an increasing rater. This expansion is a structural fact of the universe. Our only question is: "what powers it?"
      This is different from Dark Matter which is matter we're only detecting via gravitational forces at massive scales. Problem is, that could just be a mistake in our theories about regular matter. If so, then Dark Matter would be an illusion that we made up.

  • @user-mv8rw8hd6r
    @user-mv8rw8hd6r Před 6 měsíci +70

    Two comparisons to Toy Story: toys are moving until someone enters their room and observes the toys in their places. Buzz Lightyear’s explanation that he’s not actually flying but “falling with style” is like our own feelings of consciousness-we are just falling with style/collection of chemical reactions to our environment like less sophisticated life forms.

    • @hiiiimymelody
      @hiiiimymelody Před 2 dny +1

      That was an incredibly helpful explanation.

    • @rozhamilton9955
      @rozhamilton9955 Před dnem

      So why does Buzz Lightyear, with his layered ego and his dillusions of whatever also become inanimate when a human walks in?
      Just thot that as was reading first few comments, but I did always wonder.

  • @Jhenryx60
    @Jhenryx60 Před 6 měsíci +93

    The 'Big Brain Universe' theory is something I've ALWAYS considered as extremely possible...

    • @JimbletonJames
      @JimbletonJames Před 5 měsíci +13

      Its insane how planetary solar systems mimic the bohr rutherford diagram for atoms with their electrons orbiting the atom and in the solar systems case planets orbiting the sun. Its just the odd comparisons that make you go “uhhh…” like that nebula that looks like DNA telomeres in space.

    • @erkinalp
      @erkinalp Před 4 měsíci +6

      @@JimbletonJames the law of scale invariance

    • @xyex
      @xyex Před 8 dny +5

      ​@@JimbletonJamesThere's also the fact that cosmic filaments *look* like neruons. Are we just some "subatomic" life inside some other creature's brain? Do we have universes and life in our own brains? 🤯

    • @ninamaar406
      @ninamaar406 Před 6 dny

      highly probable

    • @wout123100
      @wout123100 Před 6 dny

      and totally improbable, the fantasies some people come up, now that is amasing.

  • @steverino6954
    @steverino6954 Před 6 měsíci +30

    I always thought that stars could actually be living beings. They're born in stellar nurseries, grow to a fully adult form, have complex processes going on inside them, they grow old and die and upon their death they seed the surrounding area, producing offspring stars.

    • @erkinalp
      @erkinalp Před 4 měsíci +1

      yeah, nuclear life

    • @user-pg7cx9wo1m
      @user-pg7cx9wo1m Před 11 dny +1

      They are actually alive

    • @MrDogonjon
      @MrDogonjon Před 10 dny

      The ancient egyptians thought the stars were where their gods came from particularly Sirius- The Dog Star home of Anubis, Isis and Osiris.

    • @ksharma103
      @ksharma103 Před 3 dny

      This was an exact episode on Courage The Cowardly Dog lol
      Beautiful stuff

  • @tu1469
    @tu1469 Před 6 měsíci +363

    I love this theory I once thought about it like what if each cell in your body is actually everything you see in space and vice versa and you’re basically looking at gigantic cells or organisms in the sky that seem to live forever but when you go down scale everything lives and dies fast and you are at the center of infinity and are ultimately large and tiny at the same time

    • @eduardonegrao8364
      @eduardonegrao8364 Před 6 měsíci +49

      I once imagine that a single thought of a cosmic god takes 1 billion years to happen, in this scenario the conscience would be almost imperceptible in our point of view

    • @joshvinson1237
      @joshvinson1237 Před 6 měsíci +1

      It's crazy how the veins on a leaf look just like the circulatory system, and the roots of a plant look just like lung bronchioles.
      Nature has so many repeating patterns, even the radio scan image of the universe looks almost interchangeable with a CAT scan of a brain.
      As the technology improves and science is able to explain things better and better, everything just becomes way more mysterious.
      Then add on-top of all that how surreal and comical politics has become, like everyday the news seems more and more like an episode of SNL.
      America keeps electing geriatric clowns as POTUS. Like George W was so terrible at speaking David Letterman had a weekly segment of the hilarious this he said wrong, every single week for 8 years.
      Then there was Trump, I don't even need to say anything, we all know his only real talent was roasting, he didn't do a single thing as president. Now we got Biden, he can't even walk up stairs without falling over, he's a greater physical comidian than Chris Farley, and these are the guys who were selected to run the world. If that's not proof that the universe is conscious and also that the universe has a hilarious sense of humour? I don't know what else could have made all this ridiculous stuff happen?

    • @curbozerboomer1773
      @curbozerboomer1773 Před 6 měsíci +29

      "I am both large and tiny..." what a pickup line!..lol

    • @juicewilliss
      @juicewilliss Před 6 měsíci +39

      ​@eduardonegrao8364 This is my argument with religion and God. Time dilation. Even if a magic being existed, it's perception of time would be scaled so far up we could never communicate with it. Let alone it being able to perceive our existence. To it, we've already come and gone 1000 times a second. Like we're in a Hadron collider .

    • @eduardonegrao8364
      @eduardonegrao8364 Před 6 měsíci +6

      @@juicewilliss that is a good point, in the end is all about escales...

  • @ericjohnson6665
    @ericjohnson6665 Před 6 měsíci +13

    The eye is a little more sophisticated than just seeing color and objects. There are certain mapping of the photo receptors that pre-interpret shapes before sending that information to the brain. Certain objects get priority - eyes, for example. If someone is watching us, we're hardwired to notice that.

  • @amandamcadam114
    @amandamcadam114 Před 6 měsíci +769

    Im a biologist and we havent even figured out how photosynthesis works exactly. it appears superposition is involved... I think the most important thing is to keep asking questions even woo woo ones, and testing them...and be nice to your plants

    • @jaz4742
      @jaz4742 Před 6 měsíci +6

      See michael levin. His team is way ahead.

    • @XBret64
      @XBret64 Před 6 měsíci +37

      I thought photosynthesis was well understood, what does superposition have to do with it?

    • @cillamoke
      @cillamoke Před 6 měsíci +14

      I try to be nice to my houseplants but try telling that to my dogs tails 😊

    • @dracoargentum9783
      @dracoargentum9783 Před 6 měsíci +9

      Be good to your plant overlords, without whom nobody would exist.

    • @jericolandry9872
      @jericolandry9872 Před 6 měsíci +1

      Plants, not pants. That's my bad.

  • @DaiBei
    @DaiBei Před 5 měsíci +65

    Finally, some scientists are beginning to see that consciousness is the basic stuff of everything.

    • @Adam-kn3tv
      @Adam-kn3tv Před 4 měsíci +8

      I tend to think it has to do with the complexity of information processing. So in biology, the more complicated the nervous system, the more "vivid" the conscious experience of that being is. In this sense, perhaps a single mushroom is not conscious, or at least not "very" conscious, but many mushrooms working in symbiosis with many trees within an ecosystem is collectively conscious. And maybe the unfolding of the universe from moment to moment, all those particles interacting with each other, creates a superconsciousness which is the universe experiencing itself, a consciousness as aware of you and I as we are of our individual cells and the molecules within them, which is to say, not at all. Just speculating here, and looking forward to scientific breakthroughs which help us get closer to understanding.

    • @ThePowerfox18
      @ThePowerfox18 Před 20 dny +1

      @@Adam-kn3tvwhich kinda begs the question to me:
      If the universe or parts of it like local clusters (where information exchange is possible for long periods of time) is continuous.
      How is the universe experiencing itself given that time must elapse so much faster for it because the information moves so slow. It wouldn’t even comprehend that humans are alive or lived once.

    • @kryptickorner
      @kryptickorner Před 18 dny +1

      ​@@ThePowerfox18God experiences himself through all degrees of consciousness, not from outside of it. There is no outside of it. As a rock, consciousness and God do mot experience time in the manner we do....we are part of this universe as well, if fact we are the fruit of the universe. God experiences the physical passage of time through every kind of being that has a complex enough brain to be aware of it.

    • @erinm9445
      @erinm9445 Před 14 dny

      A mushroom may not be conscious anymore than an ovary is. But a mycorrhizalnetwork? Holy crap, so much potential for networked consciouness there!@@Adam-kn3tv

    • @christopherkucia1071
      @christopherkucia1071 Před 7 dny +1

      @@ThePowerfox18it’s just SCALED up or down…. Similar to how different animals experience sound and light all different on the same spectrum. Just at different frequencies. FREQUENCIES!!!!! FFFRRRREEAAAAAKKKKKK

  • @yophotodude7693
    @yophotodude7693 Před 5 měsíci +7

    I’m a firm believer that “Every system is made up of subsystems, and every system is a subsystem of a larger system. We just have limits to what we can see and imagine.”. It’s clear that looking at the map of the universe, we are dealing with a very neuron like structure. Just because we can’t see past our universe, doesn’t mean that our universe isn’t just a cell of a larger system of universes. We very well could be the Higgs boson of that larger system.

    • @whizzer2944
      @whizzer2944 Před 12 dny

      Like a galaxy in a grain of sand.

  • @FishNChips
    @FishNChips Před 6 měsíci +16

    I always question whether the universe's biggest mysteries has already been solved within the Earth as in a reoccurring pattern seen on Earth's natural environments such as trees being present in the galaxy some way or another.

    • @christopherkucia1071
      @christopherkucia1071 Před 7 dny

      That’s how it ALL works. Or not works, but is…. Scaled up or down.

  • @crypticnomad
    @crypticnomad Před 6 měsíci +12

    I've given this a lot of thought and kind of fell into the conclusion that "it is relative". I personally don't like to use the word "consciousness" because people attach a bunch of stuff to it that is usually human specific and not actually required to create a general definition. However, if we use the word as it is constructed in the English language, meaning the word conscious and the suffix ness, then I like that definition since it basically comes out to something like "the ability to perceive and respond to one's environment". Dr David Wulpert has a nice definition of an observer and it is something like "an observer is a system that acquires information from the environment to stay out of quantum equilibrium" and a "natural system"(what the observer observes) is "a system that is always in a state of quantum equilibrium". Meaning a falling chunk of rock isn't an observer because it just basically follows the path of least resistance but if I want to remain an observer I had better move out of the way. Everything is a combination of something smaller and at every step it requires some sort of "self-other" recognition that is relevant given the scale. If we try to describe that in general terms it comes out to look fairly analogous to computation on both sides but one is reversible and the other isn't. Some fairly recent research seems to suggest that the edge of the universe may act as a sort of observer and black holes may also act as some sort of observer. What if consciousness is the opposite of light in some sort of fundamental way? Once an observer has observed it can't un-observe and that could be described using something like a light cone.

    • @yael123gut
      @yael123gut Před 8 dny

      Hey I find your way of thinking very interesting. Could you expand what you mean with this? "If we try to describe that in general terms it comes out to look fairly analogous to computation on both sides but one is reversible and the other isn't".

    • @timflatus
      @timflatus Před 8 dny

      Historically consciousness has either been regarded as being the same thing as light or being very much like it. How many other fundamental forces do we have? Gravity? Spin?

    • @crypticnomad
      @crypticnomad Před 3 dny

      ​@@yael123gut Well if we look at a so-called "natural system", or what the observer observes, we could in theory predict all future states of that system given the initial state. With an observer, or all observers that I'm aware of, that isn't the case. Once an observer has observed, that process can not be reserved and running it again even with the exact same variables will give at least a slightly different result and will compound over each timestep.

  • @AlexBTV4444
    @AlexBTV4444 Před 5 měsíci +29

    "Guy in a coma? It's complicated." That was hilarious!
    I have wondered if perhaps the whole universe was broken up fractally into various conscious units. It sounds like panpsychism is the name for that general, or a very similar, idea. It's cool to know it has a name and that some presumably smart people think it's a viable enough idea to at least be worth investigating. And it was what I heard of the double slit experiment that made me wonder about that.
    That said, thanks to the hard problem of consciousness, it could be very difficult for us to confirm consciousness outside of animals, and especially outside of biological systems.

  • @blademasterzero
    @blademasterzero Před 6 měsíci +504

    “We need to make sure that something is actually looking back at us, and we’re not just seeing our own reflection” hell of a good quote

    • @southcoastinventors6583
      @southcoastinventors6583 Před 6 měsíci +6

      Let me first ask what Wilson thinks and I will get back to you

    • @Michael_Print
      @Michael_Print Před 6 měsíci +13

      brave little toaster looking at the flower scene :(

    • @GuttedDrums
      @GuttedDrums Před 6 měsíci +5

      Man... I was just reading your comment/quote precisely as Joe said it in the video 😳🤯

    • @R3LF13
      @R3LF13 Před 6 měsíci +27

      It really is, but I think it somewhat ironically cuts both ways. We as humans anthropomorphize, but I think we also discount consciousness in the animal kingdom. I tend to think there's a lot more going on in the subjective experience of everything from elephants to octopuses than the average person stops to think about.

    • @MrPhife333
      @MrPhife333 Před 6 měsíci +1

      IKR!?! I was thinking the exact same thing!

  • @Jsmoove8k
    @Jsmoove8k Před 6 měsíci +7

    Honestly when you think of the universe, it makes sense that a conscious could be born out of anything of any size as long as the properties that builds it makes sense for them

  • @ianviviTV
    @ianviviTV Před 5 měsíci +35

    I've had this theory since I was 10 years old. It's so refreshing to know that my thoughts are not too crazy.

  • @NubiBuiltKatchr
    @NubiBuiltKatchr Před 6 měsíci +30

    Joe I applaud your fearlessness in always bringing the woo-woo side of science to the masses. It gives me hope that one day we’ll figure out this universe we are in. We must entertain (& prove or disprove) everything to get to the truth.

    • @jacobclose1296
      @jacobclose1296 Před 12 dny

      Why though, what's the point of finding truth

    • @kyley69woyote
      @kyley69woyote Před 7 dny

      @@jacobclose1296 depends on which truth I guess.. boredom, pain, horniness?

    • @zverbruh1407
      @zverbruh1407 Před dnem

      @@kyley69woyotehorniness definitely

  • @markszabo7749
    @markszabo7749 Před 6 měsíci +23

    The Double-Slit Experiment is simple: When unobserved, it shows all possible realities. When you put a sensor on it, you're effectively saying, "I want to know what happened in /this/ *specific* reality."

    • @bryanb2653
      @bryanb2653 Před 23 dny +1

      That’s exactly what I’m thinking why do we call the laser we make these photons go through we simply describe it as “we’re observing”
      Doesn’t a laser will have a an effect on this photon ?

    • @stephendouthart1328
      @stephendouthart1328 Před 18 dny +2

      its not anything to do with slits or dots or consciousness.
      its about how it chooses and doesnt choose one slit at identical times in 2 places. it implies the right side told the other side what to do instantly, but light isnt instant.

    • @bryanb2653
      @bryanb2653 Před 17 dny

      @@stephendouthart1328 no the laser is doing something mechanical to the photons. It doesn’t talk.

    • @stephendouthart1328
      @stephendouthart1328 Před 16 dny +1

      @@bryanb2653 im not claiming it right or wrong or that the experiment isnt flawed, i dont know.
      im simply stating that most people think the experiment is "magical" because a photon "chooses" a slit when its more fascinating that the opposite side knows faster than light.

    • @erinm9445
      @erinm9445 Před 14 dny

      This gets even more mind-blowing when you realize that this applies to starlight coming from millions of lightyears away. There's no double slit of course, but part of what the double slit (and other experiments) tells us is that a photon remains in a superposition of all possible locations until it's measured/observed. So when a photon leaves a star, it leaves it as an expanding sphere superposition (more precisely, the shell of half a sphere or so), and that superposition continues with the sphere eventually having a radius of thousands of light years. When you see a star, your retina is "measuring" that photon, and the entire rest of the sphere instantly knows. @@stephendouthart1328

  • @BrianFarleyMusic
    @BrianFarleyMusic Před 6 měsíci +4

    Holy Photons Batman, you've really dialed in the video production. Impeccable. Content is brilliant as always, too. Way to go, Joe!

  • @robsquared2
    @robsquared2 Před 6 měsíci +1387

    This is a photon, his name is Jim.

    • @brianbeswick
      @brianbeswick Před 6 měsíci +99

      Jim likes to go fast! See Jim go fast!

    • @lopalotttt
      @lopalotttt Před 6 měsíci +22

      of course it’d be a dude

    • @Forke13
      @Forke13 Před 6 měsíci +53

      They actually identify as a photon

    • @rubyminer4655
      @rubyminer4655 Před 6 měsíci +21

      Yes Jim, short for James and totally not Gabriel.

    • @michaelpipkin9942
      @michaelpipkin9942 Před 6 měsíci +16

      ​@@Forke13yeah but are you a wave photon or one of those "particle" photon, because my cousin Jippie said you could be both..

    @CREOLINASTUDIO Před 6 měsíci +20

    i had many of these intuitions this exact morning. it's not the first time these pop up in my mind out of nothing. i credit youtube channels like yours for that. the level of divulgation here is way better than any other in the world. it feels like standing on the shoulder of the giants. i have a hard time understanding why nobody accepts the fact online education has gone way beyond classic systems and use it as model in european countries for example. keep up the good work!!

    • @bsadewitz
      @bsadewitz Před 5 měsíci +3

      The problem is that we don't know what we aren't learning--because we don't know it!

  • @mrcleanatemywife7045
    @mrcleanatemywife7045 Před 5 měsíci +3

    Ive been planning on writing a thesis about this stuff, I have a feeling that fields are a state of energy, that potential energy and conciousness both fall into that category, and that its a result of moving systems occelating in specific complex patterns. Ideas are your brain borrowing dark energy/field energy to create extra particles in the protons temporarily and form new patterns, effecting the wave collapse, which it then records. Im not sure how to prove it but I'm almost positive. The idea is precicated on the assumtion that the four fundamental forces/dimensions are void, motion, time and perspective, which fits in perfectly with the current understanding of physics and almost every ancient science/religion. The idea is that quarks are just the point at which energy becomes and flucates between matter, and that movement inside a proton generates microscopic amounts of consciousness as a field, that then resonates up, more so in different patterns. Most of the unnacounted for energy is a field of correlation being created by the pattern of everything moving and being relative to eachother

  • @caitlunsford2440
    @caitlunsford2440 Před 5 měsíci +3

    this is the first video of yours ive seen, and youve definitely caught my attention!! im pretty woowoo but i also love science so it’s AWESOME to see the facts presented straight up and with a clear line drawn between whats been found with science vs whats woowoo speculation!! :)

  • @ZachlyS
    @ZachlyS Před 6 měsíci +36

    Damn Joe, if all people were more like you, I wouldn't be a grumpy old man at 26yo. Thank you for all the intelligently enlightening content.

  • @jonmacneil1350
    @jonmacneil1350 Před 6 měsíci +3

    I used to read a comic in the 80s/90s that had a comic strip in it called the numskulls who were tiny people that lived in your head and control you, and I always felt like we could be some sort of numskulls to a higher being..

  • @harleyavidson
    @harleyavidson Před 6 měsíci +524

    The idea that pure consciousness could exist in isolation without any mechanisms for memory, knowledge, or the ability to sort stimuli into qualia is Lovecraftian as hell

    • @poe12
      @poe12 Před 6 měsíci +38

      The Bolzman brain?

    • @pakde8002
      @pakde8002 Před 6 měsíci +24

      Or nirvana

    • @idontwantahandlethough
      @idontwantahandlethough Před 6 měsíci +17

      Oooohh, that's a really neat thought!
      Or maybe consciousness actually, literally exists (as a tangible thing) in one/some of those theoretical little foldy-dimensions 😮

    • @Bryan-Hensley
      @Bryan-Hensley Před 6 měsíci +20

      Technically that's what many Bibles refer to as hell. Lost..so cold it burns like brimstone fires. You become lost from that large universe consciousness, aka God. No body, no sound, no heat, just your consciousness, lost and alone

    • @revminTphresh
      @revminTphresh Před 6 měsíci +9

      @@idontwantahandlethough it does, but in another universe. all universes are infinite. we are here, in these living systems, temporarily. but since both living systems and consciousness NEED each other to evolve, we ebb and flow between the 2. i only know this because i died and returned recently. over there i realized that i've done it a million times.

  • @Trollgernautt
    @Trollgernautt Před 4 měsíci +14

    When I was a kid people treated multiverses like a "woo woo" topic, nobody wanted to touch that subject and today, altough it's not proven yet, it's very well accepted, debated topic. It gives me hope when scientists come down from their pedestals and mingle with the mortals.

    • @Tripster369
      @Tripster369 Před 27 dny

      The descension of physicists into cult-like groups working on untestable ideas is not a reflection of the reality of something their ideas.

  • @rickhale8435
    @rickhale8435 Před 6 měsíci +3

    Hi Joe! Do you think you could add links in the description to your previous videos that you reference here? In particular, I'd love to dig out the previous video on General Resonance theory, but I'm striking out just scanning the titles on your hundreds of videos.

  • @RodeoDogLover
    @RodeoDogLover Před 5 měsíci +2

    Thanks for making these concepts accessible to us non-scientists who are curious!

  • @AnthonyWithlove
    @AnthonyWithlove Před 6 měsíci +18

    HUH, I had no idea this had a name! I used to trip a lot on DXM (dissociative/psychedelic) and I would often spend that time thinking about myself, the meaning of life and other complex questions. I am not religious, I think maybe I was looking for something spiritual, but I remember seeing and coming to the conclusion that everything is conscious, just different levels of sophistication based on the complexity of the container (a human brain being more capable than say a chair). It made so much sense, it answered a lot of questions that I had and brought me peace. It made me feel calm about my fragile mortality, that my body would die one day but my consciousness would continue on. Even though I'm not religious, I have a hard time believing I simply won't exist one day. Existence is all I've ever known.

    • @Jsmoove8k
      @Jsmoove8k Před 6 měsíci +1

      because the same thing when you sleep your body is alive and sending signals but your consciousness falls asleep and wakes up in the span of a few seconds. Your consciousness is just using your body as a vessel/vehicle and will never witness an actual death or birth

    • @annelikriek6294
      @annelikriek6294 Před 17 dny

      But there was a time (a very very long time) that you did not exist..?

    • @lilferret2128
      @lilferret2128 Před 11 dny

      That's how i think of it too. When u connect ur senses (through meditation or artificially with psychedelics) the ego (the "operating system" of our consciousness) "dies", but ur still conscious. It's just that the "I" falls out of the equation. I mean, if u think of biology, it's like a universe inside a universe with it's own set of rules.

    • @OrNaurItsKat
      @OrNaurItsKat Před dnem

      ​@@annelikriek6294maybe they're referring to something like quantum immortality?

  • @vicente_fdz
    @vicente_fdz Před 6 měsíci +28

    I subscribed to your channel more than 5 years ago, back when you used to talk about spacex. And I fell in awe with your curiosity and interests. I no longer see your videos that frequently but every now and then I do and it reminds me how cool your channel is and then I start doing a marathon of your videos hahah
    Thanks for your content! 😊

  • @hugh_jasso
    @hugh_jasso Před 6 měsíci +104

    I read a book called "The Mind of God" by Paul Davies, in the 'holographic universe' realm of theory, and something that stuck with me was the idea that 'thoughts' and consciousness neither originate nor store in the physical brain but the brain acts like a Receiver for consciousness that is transmitted from the universe. While the scientific world has moved on from the theory, there's something about that idea that resonates to me.

    • @JustinMcVicar
      @JustinMcVicar Před 6 měsíci +17

      You ask any artist or writer where they get their ideas. They always give the same answer, "I don't know, it just came to me."

    • @Franciscoxds
      @Franciscoxds Před 6 měsíci +1

      That did not even cross my mind!

    • @Kai...999
      @Kai...999 Před 6 měsíci +3

      ​@@JustinMcVicarWell I'm an artist and... well yeah that's sometimes true but I often put thought into my art. I can't argue one being better than the other.

    • @hugh_jasso
      @hugh_jasso Před 6 měsíci +8

      @@JustinMcVicar I also imagine those "Eureka" moments when the answer just pops into your head. Or after meditating or "In a zone" and that 'detached' feeling lingers and you're mind is somewhere else but your body's on autopilot. Or those brief moments of clarity when you feel like you have knowledge and solutions to a problem you've never studied, before it dissipates and you cant regather the thoughts. Could it be from the ether?

    • @hugh_jasso
      @hugh_jasso Před 6 měsíci +3

      @@Kai...999 also an artist, a musician, and might be why it resonates with me. An inspired song could be created and recorded in a couple of hours and would sound full and complete but other songs could take days and weeks to get it down the way I hear it in my head and I might not ever be happy with the result. The inspired work versus work that felt like "work" to create also seemed to induce different reactions from listeners too, gravitating more to the inspired work, while I might have to explain my other work. This might be a legitimate science experiment for some musician scientists to undertake 😂.

  • @jademoon7938
    @jademoon7938 Před 6 měsíci +13

    One of my favorite explanations for existence is that we are in a dream of some greater being. When something comes into existence, it's part of that being splitting off, and then it rejoins it upon death/destruction. I compare it to the ocean.
    The ocean is THE ocean, it's one entity, but sometimes a splash creates water droplets. They come out of the ocean and then rejoin the ocean and cease to be a droplet. Even though they weren't the whole ocean for that moment.
    The greater being is conscious, everything is conscious, we as individuals do not hold the consciousness within us. We swim in the sea of consciousness and our consciousness is in direct relation to existence around us.
    Think of it like this, how can you be so devastated seeing a child be injured but someone saying, "Over one and a half million people have died from COVID in the US" doesn't really trigger anything?
    Because they're not within your observation. Your consciousness inside you is limited to your experiences. The greater consciousness that embues you with your own mini temporary consciousness relative to your surroundings within your body is still in everything else. You're just a droplet with its own experience of existence for a brief moment. And in that moment you're cut off from the consciousness of the entire ocean.
    In a dream, there is dream logic, and there are parameters within your dream even though you're not actively constructing them, and that's why flying can be just something you can or can't do, and the physics your brain conjures are just there.
    If you tried to examine dream physics in some way, I'm pretty sure it would be very much like what we observe in our reality. Which can be summed up as "UMMM WHAT???" That's like the thesis of modern physics.
    Yeah I just find it a really beautiful explanation that makes sense but is more thought provoking and makes you ask questions. The best kind of explanation.
    The simulation theory is basically this theory but a consciously constructed reality within a computer vs a result of imagination and creativity within the dream of a brain.
    Kind of fits with most major religions also, they have that "deliberate intelligent design" view as well, that's the only big difference.
    And I feel like the meaning of life and where we come from and where we go is captured poetically and accurately with the droplet of water from the ocean analogy. What does it mean, how do you define the droplet, how can you say that droplet ceases to exist despite still physically existing in a distributed yet connected state, what is it to be a droplet and the ocean, or come from the ocean to rejoin it.
    This works on a physical and spiritual level. We do just end up as redistributed atoms in the universe. You're currently partially made of stars. Part of you will eventually become part of a star again.
    But it applies to the soul as well. I think about this a lot lol. Yes, I'm just a writer who likes philosophy, but history does show that scientists get the ideas to test things from people like us, sci-fi has literally shaped our tech. It's not worthless.

    • @yazmeliayzol624
      @yazmeliayzol624 Před 5 měsíci +1

      I wish I had your ability to articulate the idea... I just sound like a madman... my tism and dyslexia don't help to articulate the vastness of the infinite alternate and parallel realities... the coldest and most distilled version I have been able to come up with is... we are all figments of the imagination of a schizophrenic higher dimensional being attempting to understand itself through multiple viewpoints simultaneously... which seems grim or w/e but it just the 'math equation' version... it's like the path up the mountain on the journey to enlightenment being different for all... lol... my curse... I even lose myself in concepts I can't rightly call my own as they have come to me fully formed for me to struggle to articulate...

    • @yazmeliayzol624
      @yazmeliayzol624 Před 5 měsíci +1

      I swear one day I'm gonna think a thought that is literally too big for my head and drop dead on the spot from an aneurysm as if I'd seen the face of god or something... lol...

  • @mystif1976
    @mystif1976 Před 6 měsíci +1

    I just posted some "Mitchell and Webb Look" Skitts to my FB page today never would have thought I'd see a reference to the duo on your page or any science page lol, nice job!!

  • @ChrstphreCampbell
    @ChrstphreCampbell Před 9 dny +1

    It just drives me absolutely crazy that I’ve heard this explanation of double slit experiment many many times in many many videos and they never reveal exactly how the detector works, because it’s well understood that when you try to measure something, you change it, and so if your measuring which of the slits the electron or photon goes through, then you’re gonna change its behavior and they just kind of skip over that !

  • @SaronJoy
    @SaronJoy Před 6 měsíci +6

    I was towards the end when I began thinking, that we need to be open to different types of consciousness and not anthropomorphize consciousness... Then, you said it too! 😂 I find a lot of fellow scientists to be quite arrogant in their thinking. They always put Our human consciousness as the top level, when I could easily debate that fungus is functioning on a much higher level than ours.

    • @keirfarnum6811
      @keirfarnum6811 Před 6 měsíci

      We’re actually pretty dumb monkeys when you think about it. We really do not think any more logically than chimps and monkeys and use the same instinctual patterns as they do.

  • @ZomgLolPants
    @ZomgLolPants Před 6 měsíci +3

    I like the idea of panpsychism because it has the beautiful implication that we are the sensory organ that reality evolved to understand itself.

  • @sunsetfoxx
    @sunsetfoxx Před 6 měsíci +113

    I remember a futurama episode where bender gets lost in space and becomes a god/planet. he ends up meeting a conscious cosmic cloud/being which he asks if the being considers itself god. That episode is probably one of my favorite, and the creators using a very interesting theory.

    • @vamuse
      @vamuse Před 6 měsíci +8

      Yes! Thank you, that was such a great episode. And honestly, if there is God, that is exactly how I imagine it acting and talking. It postulates and theorizes its place in the universe, as opposed to the classical domineering "IT'S ME! I'M GOD, BITCHES! KNEEL!"

    • @mathieuleader8601
      @mathieuleader8601 Před 6 měsíci +5

      the episode was called godfellas

    • @Arcturus367
      @Arcturus367 Před 6 měsíci +18

      When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all

    • @_WeDontKnow_
      @_WeDontKnow_ Před 6 měsíci +2

      @@vamuse if i was god i'd definitely be bragging about it, but that's probably why im not cut out for the job lol. i gotta watch that episode, sounds neat

    • @SuperVstech
      @SuperVstech Před 6 měsíci +3

      Yeah, bender was doing good as a gon until everybody died…

  • @drephuz
    @drephuz Před 5 měsíci

    The wife and I have been getting sucked into a ton of your videos lately. I dig the humor, and simple explanations of complicated topics. All the X's and O's, my nilla.

  • @Crittek
    @Crittek Před 6 měsíci +1

    There is a lot of variations of Panpsychism. Lex Fridman had a podcast with Phillip Goff which explains some of it. I’m partial to the idea that consciousness is a fundamental part of nature such as attraction instead of repulsion when it comes to gravity. The consequences being that there is no real “self” but rather the first person observation of conscious reality that our brains enable and that death is less meaningful than birth.

  • @austinrhoads
    @austinrhoads Před 6 měsíci +2

    In my understanding of panpsychism, I had never heard it presented this way. It was more so that consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe even on a quantum level and as a system gets more complex and coherent then consciosness like our own is emergent out of that. This wouldn't imply stars can think and react the way we do. A star would be closer to the consciousness level of something like a cell, but still even lower than that.

  • @dropnoelfield295
    @dropnoelfield295 Před 6 měsíci

    That was crazy interesting. I'm going to have to watch more of your content. Thanks mate 👍

  • @itarry4
    @itarry4 Před 6 měsíci +3

    I find the idea that things like particulars or atoms are conscious very hard to believe but the idea the universe, galaxies, nebulas, etc have a type of consciousness is something I'm willing to consider. Even something as small by comparison as planets is again something that I could see as true. If everything is conscious then it could be impossible to ever find out as the various particles etc that make up the devices designed to try and prove it might decide they'd rather humanity never got to know it and intentionally mess with the results. 😊

  • @Dead-Not-Sleeping
    @Dead-Not-Sleeping Před 6 měsíci +125

    😂It's funny, when I was a kid (I was a weird kid) I would thank lightbulbs for working, apologize to doors for slamming them, that sort of thing. I even hated throwing things away because I didn't want to hurt its feelings.
    So, I guess what I'm saying is, I KNEW IT!

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +16

      they never left. they're all just waiting to greet you on the other side for payback

    • @Dead-Not-Sleeping
      @Dead-Not-Sleeping Před 6 měsíci +11

      @@360.Tapestry What kind of nightmare fuel are you peddling there buddy? 😳

    • @ericalbers4867
      @ericalbers4867 Před 6 měsíci +13

      Holy shit! I thought I was the only one. I even had trouble picking out a toy at the store because I thought it would somehow hurt it's feelings or something. It wasn't constant and not for everything. Damn childhood was weird 😂

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +6

      @@Dead-Not-Sleeping the worst kind: the kind that comes true

    • @Dead-Not-Sleeping
      @Dead-Not-Sleeping Před 6 měsíci +2

      @@360.Tapestry 🤣🤣

  • @jjaapp18
    @jjaapp18 Před 6 měsíci +5

    Interesting that you think it's a brain, when it's already known that the universe is a dream Azathoth is having, and the closer you guys are to discovering the answers you want, the closer you are to waking him up and all of this ending. So perhaps the universe is like a brain, and the vast nothingness is the part of the brain that isn't doing anything but functioning, and there are little pockets of life or something else here and there, entertaining him while he sleeps. Also, H. P. Lovecraft gave it a name, but Azathoth doesn't actually have a name. At least, nothing as simple as a name like we understand it.

    • @keirfarnum6811
      @keirfarnum6811 Před 6 měsíci +4

      I refuse to believe that. I believe with all my heart that the universe is named Ted; or Edward for short. 😁

  • @billhillard
    @billhillard Před 6 měsíci +2

    Any thought experiment is a valid experiment, but most of this is broad and fanciful thinking. Where it is interesting is where there is math behind the thought process. But this does warrant further exploration. Just do not mistake "thought" for "fact". Nice video, sir. You are a likable and intelligent speaker. Bravo. I just discovered you and this is a great channel. Thank you.

  • @joshua30069
    @joshua30069 Před 5 měsíci +1

    Hey Joe, I am curious. I have never heard anyone ever talking about the problem with the detection method. From my understanding, its an intrusive test. Meaning the sensor has to send out its own signal to make a determination. My mind says "Well this seems like the active sensors are fudging the results". If I throw a ball perpendicular to uour ball throw, they would collide and change the trajectory of both objects. So if the results are automatically fudged, why do people use this as a means for anything?
    Love your show, btw.

    • @keithposter5543
      @keithposter5543 Před 2 měsíci

      I had the same question and read around this some time ago. I can't quite remember the details, but the observation is set up so that it doesn't interfere. There are sound explanations out there

  • @Sevenigma777
    @Sevenigma777 Před 6 měsíci +1

    To me I had always thought if we were able to shrink down to be able to stand on an atom it would feel exactly the same as being on Earth with near by electrons or other atoms being like nearby planets to Earth. "As above so is below"

    • @Anonymous-cc5pn
      @Anonymous-cc5pn Před 2 měsíci

      That's not at all how it is on the quantum scale. That's why you can't merge general relativity and quantum mechanics.

  • @janosszabo98
    @janosszabo98 Před 3 měsíci +1

    I never really understood the double slit experiment. If no observer, it's a wave. That's fine. But if observed, it's a particle. But if it's a particle, then it gets absorbed in your eyes or the sensor, so it never reaching the back wall. At least not the one you observed. So what exactly happens? It's not like you can observe a single photon and then let it go "thanks for stopping by, now go on your marry way as you were". It's also unlikely that the one photon you capture is shouting to the others "Hey guys, we're being watched, get into formation!". I know these animations tend to oversimplify things, but I feel in this case either everyone gets it wrong and even the people explaining don't really understand it, or it's way oversimplified to the point that it doesn't make sense anymore.

  • @johnnyderby2
    @johnnyderby2 Před 6 měsíci +159

    Could we get a video about neuromorphic computers sometime? That sounds incredibly interesting!

    • @realryder2626
      @realryder2626 Před 6 měsíci +4

      Last week they just released study on first mouse/human brain cells mixed with traditional electronics, and trained in a way only those who learn evolve/survive

  • @SuperSoakerTree
    @SuperSoakerTree Před 6 měsíci +1

    I always thought about stars kind of like fireflies, like both illuminate in the dark and are both alive. Not really scientific at all but it was always a thought. ✨

  • @feno.
    @feno. Před 6 měsíci

    I missed the woo woo alarm, it's nice to finally see another topic about this, it's fun to wonder at these weird science theories 😂

  • @mariahhermann4495
    @mariahhermann4495 Před 5 měsíci

    “guy in a coma… *hesitates*” made me LOL

  • @zucottimanicotti7112
    @zucottimanicotti7112 Před 4 měsíci +1

    This reminds me of the “cosmic imagination” concept from adventure time in which the multiverse is manifested from a consciousness that is dreaming and the universe is the dream with conscious creatures being the “dreamer” living billions of “dreams” at the same time meaning each conscious creature is a sliver of the cosmic imagination itself. If every conscious entity dies in such a universe, the universe blinks out of existence as there is no consciousness to collapse the quantum wave function through observation.

  • @moistsponge9227
    @moistsponge9227 Před 6 měsíci +1

    You're enthusiasm for science is contagious

  • @Vleddie
    @Vleddie Před 6 měsíci +148

    I once loved a short novel that described clusters of conciusness created by randomness as actual aliens. At some point I remeber one of them stating that their form of intelligence is common and organic conciousness is actually far rarer. Considering that the way they came into existence was determined by randomness among the information out there but it is still less conditional than organic life, it made a lot of sense. I love the concept.

    • @Fidanza97
      @Fidanza97 Před 6 měsíci +3

      Remember the title?

    • @296jacqi
      @296jacqi Před 6 měsíci +5

      I would love to know the name of this book.

    • @iFACEPLANTalot1
      @iFACEPLANTalot1 Před 6 měsíci +4

      It sounds a little like the black cloud by sir Fred Hoyle

    • @TheWatsche
      @TheWatsche Před 6 měsíci +13

      The concept is known as Boltzmann Brain.

    • @Vleddie
      @Vleddie Před 6 měsíci +11

      Boltzmann brain right, you just don't see it much in Sci-fi. The novel is actually one of those highschool japanese light novels called Haruhi Suzumiya's Melancholy. The series has some interesting sci-fi ideas like this one and I read it just because I caught that it described this exact concept but it doesn't manage to elaborate much further on these ideas unfortunately.

  • @The0ldg0at
    @The0ldg0at Před měsícem

    We evolve from the metaphysical theory that everything that is animated is animated by a "Will", animism, to everything that is animated is councious, pansychism. My opinion on the observer paradox is how can a dectector 'observe' a particle without interacting somehow with the wave functions of that particle?

  • @adambejarano1592
    @adambejarano1592 Před 6 měsíci

    Really cool video and subject! So much to think about and theorize. Regardless of the truth of the matter, it is very poetic.

  • @extropiantranshuman
    @extropiantranshuman Před měsícem

    4:57 I like the resonance theory - because once the resonances are built up, then you can accumulate and then have something come out of it!

  • @ebinB
    @ebinB Před 6 měsíci

    Is your Kepler poster crooked to drive ME crazy specifically? Probably not. Do I expect more detail to set from a communications major? YES!

  • @38llee
    @38llee Před 6 měsíci

    Whenever I hear the word photon. I think of dude, where's my car. "Photon accelerator annihilation beam! You fool!"

  • @RinnzuRosendale
    @RinnzuRosendale Před 6 měsíci +114

    What if the system running the simulation doesnt have enough power to simulate every particle at all times so they just stay in a compressed indeterminate state until they are observed. Like occlusion culling in a video game.

    • @MrTuneslol
      @MrTuneslol Před 6 měsíci +30

      this has been my standing theory for a while, it fits well into the holographic universe theory. It doesn't even necessarily have to be an intelligently coded reality, it could also just be an emergent property of our reality being a projection and the necessity for conservation of energy causing things to tend towards a lower "energy state" like an uncollapsed waveform.

    • @asivnondigital8098
      @asivnondigital8098 Před 6 měsíci +28

      As a video game/computer nerd, the very first thing that I thought of when I originally heard of the double slit experiment is that we discovered one of the universe's memory-saving processes. It almost seems so obvious that once you look at it that way it becomes pretty hard to believe that it's NOT true.

    • @MrTuneslol
      @MrTuneslol Před 6 měsíci +1

      @@asivnondigital8098 I've definitely found the more you learn about both coding and physics, the harder it becomes to deny that there's some pretty eminent correlations

    • @1FatLittleMonkey
      @1FatLittleMonkey Před 6 měsíci +6

      This is a very common reaction/suggestion (as the replies show). The problem is that it requires more information to describe a quantum superposition than a collapsed classical state (since you have to describe all possible states, not to mention their probability curves.) So it has the opposite effect.

    • @robbo580
      @robbo580 Před 5 měsíci +4

      There's an ancient philosophical exercise regarding this concept: "does a bear sh*t in the woods?".... Or wait no, maybe it was "if a tree falls in the forest and no one's around to hear it, does it really make a sound" 👍

  • @samanjj
    @samanjj Před 6 měsíci

    The way you explained it makes it sounds like equating systems and reactions to higher levels of decision making, which i think is more what consciousness is

  • @Benzeel
    @Benzeel Před 6 měsíci

    the fact that there is a negitive and positive to everything, if something goes good it has to go bad at some point, or maybe mostly bad enough to balance out, if the universe started with a bang who's to say its not gonna do something sort of the opposite
    we got matter and dark matter
    companies with good intentions go bad
    the fact that there is a negitive and positive to seemingly everything, frankly, scares me. a lot
    especially if ive had the best time of my life, and then forget to anticipate that it could cause me to have the worst time of my life, or a slow descent into pain
    I keep seeing this over and over, you could 100% chock it all up to anything else
    but so much of stuff we do and think about are bound to language and having to be or not to be something
    but when we evolved, it was just, well, the way it was, the weirdness, the way things happen, they just kinda happen that way, some things we may not ever be able to explain because, well, it just *does* what it does, or we are understanding it wrong.
    i feel like ANYTHING is possible
    but the something we are doing, is just, limiting it,
    we know we cant walk on water, or destroy the laws of physics
    but, what if we can? and just. did? its us preventing us but in a way we dont know why maybe?
    sometimes i think brute forcing physics may somehow break it enough for us to be able to do *something* right?
    then again im probably wrong, we dont know really anything about the universe and im just happy to see it as: it is how it is, because it is.
    regardless it can be fun to theorize about the universe and such, just- maybe not the whole questioning your own reality and instead of dissasociating it from real life (while it is actually real life) instead accidentally reminding yourself that you and the screen and things around you are a part of that, making it all feel big and open, more scary, less protection than thinking of it almost like fiction.

  • @ParadoxProblems
    @ParadoxProblems Před 6 měsíci

    It's important to note that there are many theories of consciousness that don't require free will. Basic Panpsychism, by itself, doesn't posit that everything has free will. It is entirely consistent to consider that everything has consciousness while not having free will, and as such would not fill any "gaps" in our understanding of the universe. Rather, depending on the form, it would tell us about a part of the universe we may not have considered before.

  • @ericjohnson6665
    @ericjohnson6665 Před 6 měsíci

    Heinlein posited an interesting challenge of AI in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress: can it ever appreciate humor?

  • @emilyrooks
    @emilyrooks Před 6 měsíci +1

    If you look at the most recent mapping of as far out we know where our galaxy is “situated” in the universe, I swear I had the thought that it looks like a bunch of neuron clusters

  • @mienaikoe
    @mienaikoe Před 6 měsíci +13

    It’s Monday man. Can I have one day without an existential crisis

    • @f1ringfed
      @f1ringfed Před 6 měsíci

      Nope he literally uploads on Mondays

  • @chiron14pl
    @chiron14pl Před 4 dny

    One critical concept that needs to be elaborated on is "hierarchy." While organisms might be conscious, and their components may also have consciousness, and an organism might itself be a component of a larger system. We have cells and tissues but have no direct experience of them. Whatever quality or degree of consciousness that may exist in components or get lost as systems become parts of supra-systems could be explored. Any panpsychist theory has to navigate these shoals. Interesting and thoughtful video, thx

  • @chuck9112
    @chuck9112 Před 6 měsíci

    You know it's nice to hear someone say what I've known for 30 years. I don't feel so alone anymore

  • @ericlondon2663
    @ericlondon2663 Před 11 dny +1

    "Greetings programs!" - Tron
    Too soon to bring up simulation theory or should we kick other cans around until we come back to it?

  • @AlexNewmantheNewMan
    @AlexNewmantheNewMan Před 6 měsíci +1

    Did Joe rename this video to make it less misleading? I appreciate the lengths he goes to for educational ethics❤

  • @astrumrimor2450
    @astrumrimor2450 Před 10 dny +1

    So I’ve watched a bunch of physics docs that have described how in the micro seconds (macro?) after the Big Bang that the math can’t explain why everything organized into our nice universe instead of absolute chaos… I’d been thinking to myself that the answer could be consciousness. There’s missing and unexplained material in the universe? Consciousness. The last place we’d think to look bc it’s ’woo woo’.

  • @christophercrowder872
    @christophercrowder872 Před 6 měsíci +114

    I really enjoy the fact that Joe tackles all kinds of topics, even "far out" topics like this.

    • @DerpyDuckAnimation
      @DerpyDuckAnimation Před 6 měsíci +4

      Something I’ve heard which fascinates me, which I’d love to see a video on is how the behavior of ant colonies can be described as conscious. Not the ants themselves, but the entire colony working together to make decisions and build structures may also be aware of itself and conscious in the way a brain might be.
      I’d love to see more videos on a consciousness. It’s so interesting to me because it’s the one field of study that often bridges the gap between religion and science and I think it’s humbling that there’a still a phenomenon without a perfect explanation.

    • @raysandrarexxia941
      @raysandrarexxia941 Před 6 měsíci +2

      Then dismisses them with the woo woo alarm like some arrogant atheist

  • @conniewilkinson9347
    @conniewilkinson9347 Před 5 měsíci +1

    I am not in any way, shape or form a physicist, and may be showing my ignorance on this subject, but my theory is, it is not the observation that makes the two pattern groupings, it is the addition of the sensor. How far away from the slits is the sensor? If it is close enough to be anywhere within the vicinity of the protons, then the physical presence of the sensor disrupts the waveform pattern of the protons so they group into two lines.

  • @bobsteele9581
    @bobsteele9581 Před 5 měsíci +1

    The way I see it is that the Universe is at least partly conscious, since we are part of the Universe and we are conscious. As Carl Sagan said. "We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to selfawareness".

  • @user-zu3gd3jw5v
    @user-zu3gd3jw5v Před 6 měsíci +1

    People overthink consciousness. Consciousness is nothing more than thinking about your own thinking. I say this because of my experiences. Twice, when unconscious because of surgical anesthesia, I did intelligent things while unconscious, but I was only reacting without thinking about my thinking. In fact, I don’t even remember what I did while unconscious, but other people told me. However, I remember when I first attained consciousness when I was two years old. At that time, the consciousness flickered on and off for about a moment. Before this first consciousness, I was like sleep-walking all the time. With time, I became conscious all the time while awake. The only reason I remember this first consciousness, is because at the time, I thought it might be very important, so I decided to not forget it by intentionally thinking about every once in a while.

  • @kimberlyrogers9953
    @kimberlyrogers9953 Před 6 měsíci

    I agree fully with this growing school of thought…I actually think that We are all the cells in a vastness that of course we’ll never comprehend…I just laughed when I thought it.
    I also think that when humans were created, there was a limited number of molds, lol. All the people throughout the world look like people across the world, just the details are different. Different sizes shapes and colors, but based off just a few templates.
    Again, it seems to support my theory of ‘humanity’ being cells and/or neutrons and/or bacteria in a…(body…) that we will never know the actual size of, because we ourselves are minuscule components of said…’body’

  • @VeganLinked
    @VeganLinked Před 6 měsíci

    Love this content! Funny and educational, thanks l, subscribed!

  • @Abjurist
    @Abjurist Před 6 měsíci +70

    The idea that there was a recognizable state of being at every scale from small to large, was something I always liked about Madeline L'engle's books. In one of the books iirc the characters are even having their adventures inside the cell of another character.

    • @y5mgisi
      @y5mgisi Před 6 měsíci +8

      You're thinking of magic school buss.

    • @Abjurist
      @Abjurist Před 6 měsíci

      This definitely also happened in the magic school bus, but not what I'm thinking of. @@y5mgisi

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 6 měsíci +13

      @@y5mgisi NOPE! in A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Charles has a blood disease involving mitochondria and he gets to communicate with one of these mitochondria cells, because it turns out to be a conscious being.

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 6 měsíci +12

      Yes, in "A Swiftly Titling Planet". Charles Wallace has a blood disease, and in trying to cure it, he communicates with mitochondria. I think he goes on to be a fairly major character, although I don't remember clearly. Interestingly, mitochondria have their own genome and are thought to have evolved from a separate organism living symbiotically with single cell eukaryotic organisms.

    • @roopi67
      @roopi67 Před 6 měsíci +5

      ​@@squirlmy the book sounds bloody interesting, pun intended 😂. I looked it up expecting hard science fiction but it's a kids book, pretty deep subjects for young adults tho. The plot has some similarities with 'Blood Music' by Greg Bear, seriously deep and excellent read!

  • @slendersera
    @slendersera Před 23 dny

    I once read an AI sci-fi book that confused me the whole time. It talked about virtual reality, cloning, and such. One concept that interested me was 'spontaneous' consciousness. Basically, if certain qualifications are met, whatever those may be, then something like a sense of self may form. So you could have copies of yourself in a virtual reality, and they all view themselves as separate. Or a body is created, whether out of flesh or metal, and at some point, a unique consciousness may form there too. Tanith Lee had a couple of books where that happened with robots. I only read the second one, 'Metallic Love', because the first one seemed depressing.

  • @Wodenson
    @Wodenson Před 5 měsíci +1

    i thought about this thepry the moment i saw that famous picture of the structure of the universe when it came out. It's so incredibly similar to neuropathways. If it's true then we are the thoughts of a being so vast and huge we can't imagine it.

  • @Jah_Rastafari_ORIG
    @Jah_Rastafari_ORIG Před 6 měsíci

    All I can tell you for sure is your thumbnail picture looks like the background for the 1973 Focus album with Hocus-Pocus on it, Moving Waves. Now _that's_ obscure...

  • @caseyriley1014
    @caseyriley1014 Před 6 měsíci

    As for the ccc... You know - How do you measure creativity? That's a question I've often heard, and never found a satisfying answer to...
    It's one of those things that in people, you know it when you see it, but by what metrics are we deciding that something is, or is not creative, and how is that validated?

  • @johnvirginia7238
    @johnvirginia7238 Před 6 měsíci

    I am a self-proclaimed gynecologist but even I don’t have this quantum entanglement figured out. Mainly commenting to help the algorithm. Thank you for the video.

  • @tatsuuuuuu
    @tatsuuuuuu Před 6 měsíci +31

    Can't we proove the photons aren't "choosing" to be shy, since they do this 100% of the time reliably?

    • @nicolecreighton2714
      @nicolecreighton2714 Před 6 měsíci +5

      I thought the same think about stars moving over time; if it’s a choice among multiple bodies over millions of years, how is there only ever consensus?

    • @jeffkadlec8264
      @jeffkadlec8264 Před 6 měsíci +1


    • @robschneiderss1067
      @robschneiderss1067 Před 6 měsíci

      photons are fake

    • @craigh5236
      @craigh5236 Před 6 měsíci

      There are people that are creatures of habit and they react reliably to whatever situation. Maybe photons are just that.

    • @yeroca
      @yeroca Před 6 měsíci

      @@craigh5236 Except that they behave in a precisely random way, so in some sense it's not a conscious decision if it's predictable over time via pure probabilities.

  • @jesscorbin5981
    @jesscorbin5981 Před 6 měsíci

    Has anyone else noticed that when you have lag or error message issues when playing a media disc, if you can gaze at the light from the laser reading the disc, it corrects the issue in seconds?

  • @PreppingWithSarge
    @PreppingWithSarge Před 6 měsíci +1

    Of course DARPA was trying to create Neuromorphic chips 😂

  • @GeFeldz
    @GeFeldz Před 5 měsíci

    "Scaled up Dell computer..." Dude, i hope you're not getting a Dell! *shivers*

  • @joshuawiggins4038
    @joshuawiggins4038 Před 17 dny

    Thank you for sharing this information.

  • @emergentform1188
    @emergentform1188 Před 6 měsíci +29

    Well it's been said that photosynthesis shows a rudimentary sort of consciousness while using entanglement, so things being conscious on a fundamental level may not be too much of a stretch.

  • @chrisroux8137
    @chrisroux8137 Před 6 měsíci +1

    I'm not a scientist, but when considering the speed planets, stars, galaxies, etc., move, rotate through space, universe, BALANCE is maintained, look at how everything constantly maintains balance, to know exactly how everything balances throughout the universe, it must all be consciously connected, to imagine an omni present consciousness would be to realize the universe is an infinite brain balancing everything...Quantum entanglement experiment with the neutrons color changing over distance, this sparked the realization that everything is connected, all neutrons are in contact with the Big Brain, It knows everything and how to influence balance, an Omnipresent Intelligence.

  • @isomdurm
    @isomdurm Před 5 měsíci +1

    i am not entirely sure why, and maybe it is related, but if you put a guitar amp cable anywhere on my body, it plays the radio. doesn't work on anyone i know, and i can't really find any information about this phenomena

  • @izzzzzz6
    @izzzzzz6 Před 5 měsíci +1

    I worked out one of the reasons AI is not reaching a conscious state. Apart from the fact that the AI will require a set of survival instincts, thus creating risk, rewards and failure or punishment. It needs to learn how to forget. Humans forget 99% of what they see each day, we remember things that are important, fun, surprising, different etc. Going back to more basic instincts that might be closer to memories of what we can eat, where water and shelter are, what is dangerous etc.
    We all remember different slices of the same story viewed from different angles with individual experiences so Ai would also need to divide itself into many to be able to appreciate difference of opinion and group organisation which in a way it already does.
    Not long now! Teach them how to forget most of what they see in order to prioritise better, divide itself so opinions can be compared and or appreciated / argued. Obviously AI can record everything it has data for so it would need to find a way to separate the actions and recall any (data it was not aware of in the front system but can be related to as it would all be stored in the back system) as necessary.

  • @superkoopatrooper4879
    @superkoopatrooper4879 Před 6 měsíci

    So back when I was younger, I use to get really stoned and talk to my bf about this stuff. "Like, what if everything is alive? What if we are looking alien life in the face and dont even know it or recognize it. We don't even consider a virus alive." Dam, I miss getting that stoned off half a seeded dime bag.

  • @Nurpus
    @Nurpus Před 6 měsíci +214

    I've been thinking about the large astronomical objects and structures, and that they may be a type of lifeform that does make conscious decisions. But the spacetime scale is so unimaginably different from humans, that for us to comprehend its actions would be like trying to understand the human mind from looking at individual atoms in the brain.

    • @DmDrae
      @DmDrae Před 6 měsíci +25

      It would be like one of your mitochondria understanding the full scope of your body, only harder, because instead of the mitochondria you’re actually closer on the scale of the ATP that feeds your organelles rather than organelles.

    • @Bryan-Hensley
      @Bryan-Hensley Před 6 měsíci +4

      You have to think deeper..you have to think about the atom. It's a little ball surrounded by orbiting electrons. That's your reality

    • @tzzeek
      @tzzeek Před 6 měsíci +7

      And also maybe their perception of time might be different, so in that moment that takes mother earth to décide what to wear to prom with mars maybe like a million years pass and humans come and go.

    • @HalfdeadRider
      @HalfdeadRider Před 6 měsíci +1

      You're thinking way too literal, be more conscious of your own thoughts!

    • @10aDowningStreet
      @10aDowningStreet Před 6 měsíci +9

      Like the gods of old they saw in the constellations. Ive toyed with that idea too, that what if there could be dramas unfolding above our heads, but our lives are like that of fruit flys, born breed die before they can even 'blink'.

  • @Someones_cherry-cola
    @Someones_cherry-cola Před 6 měsíci

    I think the validity this theory hinges on what your definition of consciousness is. I would argue that reactivity is different from consciousness because conscience implies an understanding of that reactivity within the reacting party

  • @barrymoore4470
    @barrymoore4470 Před 6 měsíci +1

    Panpsychism (a term new to me) is neatly congruent with the central concept of Kashmir Shaivism, a radically monistic sect of Hinduism, specifically that the individual self and God are one and the same, and that the universe is essentially an emanation of this unitary Divine Consciousness.

  • @liggerstuxin1
    @liggerstuxin1 Před 6 měsíci

    6:27 “DARFA”
    Even in the closed captions lol
    You have to enjoy the little things in life

  • @iowasucks9494
    @iowasucks9494 Před 4 měsíci

    Although i know its not accurate, the idea of superpositions reminds of a video game, where it only renders whats in front of you or what is being observed. Whats not observed still happens but its more of a cause and affect where it only calculates the before and after of actions instead of actually rendering what it looks like

  • @hannahnikka
    @hannahnikka Před 9 dny

    can’t stop wondering, “does a cell understand it’s part of something bigger?”