Trying to engage with the concept of curating a life into a brain in a vat I became engulfed with thoughts. One might even say overwhelmed.
Here’s how it went:
Where are thoughts?
Are they stored or created spontaneously. (I know that cognitive psychology has some answers to these questions, but I’m not entirely convinced - or maybe I just don’t understand them or maybe I’m looking from a different perspective)
Either way it seems incredibly hard work (can I say ‘impossible’ for me to embark upon this task)
One thing that’s clear in the practical sense is that the curating involves massive amounts of editing. I don’t have the space/time to archive all thoughts/memories etc. And most of them aren’t worth ‘preserving’ or ‘re-creating’ (although am I really the best judge of that - and if so/not what does this say about the role of the ‘author’?
My thoughts moved on to: The relationship between thought and memory and imagination and where such things might be stored is a mind bending path.
Storage, of course in quantum infinity its possible - but how do I engage? My curation is taking the wave and rendering it fixed. And as I try to explore ways of doing that, right now the written text seems the best possible way. Or at least the difficulty and lack of expertise/imagination of how to actually achieve this (without rendering it paltry in meaning or simply random in value) beyond the text is both scary and exciting.
My approach is 1) let go and 2) engage ‘one bit at a time’ (no computer pun intended.
But hey, if you think about it - data stored as 0 and 1 - and think what can be ‘in’ those data bits? And what is the analogy between this and the ‘mind’ and thoughts?
Makes me want to wear a helmet that’s for sure. How precious is a brain.
But a brain cannot be preserved in a vat because it’s fundamentally quantum infinity not a collection of particles. So I’m into the world of quantum virtual vats…
Find out more about the theory, process and meanings - an exercise in creating a brain in a virtual vat.