As we grow up we learn that our existence in the physical world is for a reason and totally logical- this could not be further than the truth! The world around us is a complete virtual reality, and the first revelations regarding this were brought to life in the early 20s.
The Copenhagen Interpretation did an experiment where it proved that the physical substances would not exist, if their measurements are not set. For instance, an atom of carbon would not exist as a solid particle until measurement happens.
When a double-slit experiment was conducted it showed that the sub-atomic particles were presented in two states: A probability distribution or a particle.
Measurement represents criteria needed for the particle to behave like one. Conclusively, all worlds’ matter exists in two different states- probability and particles. The main question is though, what defines probability distribution? And here, we get acquainted with the state of superposition.
If we take an electron which is circling a hydrogen atom, it will be seen that it exists in several locations at once. Here, the process of measurement enables the location to be seen in only one place. To explain measurement better, we need to explain simulation theories. Simulation enables the probability to be seen as information.
Furthermore, probability distribution is going to become a real archive of data. To acquire all information at once would be simply impossible. That is why the simulator follows the Laws of Information Conservation and gives out data that can be accessed.
Basically, this means that we live in pure rendering. Then, a bunch of information processes the output as the reality we see. Humans, like everything else are also part of this virtual reality. Through experiences we live our virtual reality and demonstrate those experiences.
One example that confirms this theory is how we experience reality via sensory model. The human has five main senses, all working on collecting experiences and sending them to the brain so they can be processed. Then, the brain presents a reality based on those experiences.
If we take the sigh as one of our senses we could present a good example by using light. The light goes through our eyes, inverts itself there and becomes two-dimensional. The light stimulated the rods and cones and here the process stops.
What is surprising is that the light does not pass through the optic nerve to the brain. This is actually a composition of signals which activate the optic nerve. When it reaches the brain, the occipital lobe now has to process the data and create a visual image. This happens by inverting 2D data and placing them in a 3D space.
All senses work in this manner. All outer influences of energy cease at the sensory cells and are turned into electrical signals which the brain processes.
If we close our eyes, the data flow stops and everything is just blank. Our basic perception of reality depends on the information we receive. The way we see reality is by rendering of the sensory data by the brain.
However, the explanation for this still remains unclear. Some research tried to use Plato and the Allegory of the Cave to analyze this. This was done because Plato tried to explain that what we see, feel, hear and smell is just partial experience of what there actually is.
Another such explanation came from Rene Descartes in the 16th century and his ‘Seat of the Soul’. His theories relate the entire matter with the pineal gland.
Descartes’ theory imagines the data processing in the brain as a small theater of performance. On the other hand, Danniel Dennet describes this by using the Multiple Drafts model. Moreover, Charles Sanders Pierce described this as the Phaneron, showing that the reality is directly dependent on our senses.
Plenty of other modern definitions are also given by Anthony Peake’s Bohmian IMAX or BIMAX and Donald Hoffman, describing the happening as an interface. All aforementioned individuals rely on the idea that the brain turns sensory data into an output presented to us as a reality, on which we act on later.
Among all these, the most accurate model is Donald Hoffman’s interface model. It explains that the mind simplifies the data received and facilitates the rendering process of presenting reality.
For instance, you see a door in your mind. This door is actually a reflection of another door seen in real life. However, it is not a real door. It is only interpretation of a door created by your mind. If you think about opening the door, your brain will start doing so by suggestion, and you will actually do it too.
Your hand wants to physically touch and open the door. You imagine a virtual hand trying to open the actual, real door. This is how you navigate your mind to actually do so. Still, it is significant to remember that you will never be sure of what the door represents, because your senses give you just the information you need, acquired though years of adaptive survival based evolution.
This shows how your reality is. It is not really virtual- what it is virtual, is how you experience it.
For further clearance, we’ll give you a second example. Here the virtual world is described through your work and everyday life, by sleeping and DREAMING. Think about your most realistic dreams. They are not a result of actual experiences. What the brain does is it imitates the physical world through dreaming.
The mind simulates the actual senses, by using exact physical sensory models.
What separates the dream world from your actual world is your perception of the world and how you perceive these two information systems. Dreams are somehow easier for us, since we ‘recognize’ the virtuality of it. We know these are only thoughts. Plato managed to analyze dreams amazingly and here is where we agree with him. What it takes to create virtuality is an information processing.
Let’s try to understand the information process better. For that reason we must ask these questions: What is the information we observe? Where does it come from? What is running the simulator? How is it programmed? How does this involve you? Have you ever had deja vu?
Have you ever had déjà vu of a dream? If you have, then you will understand that there is another form of dualism similar to particle-wave duality.
You are witnessing a relationship between dreams and the observable world through your personal experiences. This may be the answer of why some dreams come true.
You need to realize that dreams and the physical world are connected, since the both belong to the same system. What is programming reality is in fact the precognitive dream experience.
As unbelievable as it sounds, the data accepted by your brain later render out as an experience of reality. Your dreams somehow foresee the observable world’s outcome. In case you have experienced a dream-related déjà vu, you are actually remembering the tight relationship between dreams and reality.
What simulates the reality is actually the Universal Computer. Carl Jung managed to explain this even better through his collective unconscious.
Let’s now look the world for what it originally was, just a Universe, created by a big bang and brought to us as it is. Whether you believe in God or not, let’s just assume there IS an energy which created this all. This energy had the power to act and to think.
This energy and its thoughts formed a thinking feedback, which is today known to us as dreaming. This energy used dreaming to start self-evolution and create patterns. These dreams created thoughts which later reflected in, what we call the real world.
This demonstrates that a dream could not only be a dream, but that a part of its awareness is translated into the characters it dreams about. This language of dreaming self-awareness, used to communicate with its inner self, is known as OUR reality.
The thought of it manufactured the reality’s outlook and made immense number of virtual reality experiences for this energy. This is reason why some people who remember their dreams, can witness them being transferred into real future events.
All awareness is actually a thought. This thought turns into a lively dream simulation. As a conclusion, we are the energy, we are the dreamers and we are the makers of our reality. That is all there is to it.