Keep Going

If we look up or we look down, we realize this mathematical universe has many great qualities in terms of size and emergent complexities. And so, O great mystery of reality, I ask for a few insights into the keys of beauty and truth and awareness.

I realize now how sleep illustrates that the conscious mind is not the true controller of the mind, but only a reflection of it. It’s like the conscious is a specific pattern that the unconscious has developed to reflect on longer-term goals and tactics that cannot be directly encoded genetically that rapidly.

So what are some insights into emergence? One, perhaps, is that layers can be separated by time and space and other features. Yet no matter the separation up or down, the patterns in one layer can influence the patterns in a much higher or lower level simply based on the emergent rules and their properties.

Thus this is similar to the duality between imaginary stories and reality. When we conceive of a something completely imaginary, we are influenced in reality by it. And that real world is changed and so our imaginations change. It is a constantly evolving dance between metaphor and fact. And not only that, but because we have always operating minds, our subjective reality is always shifting.

This is one of the things that astounds me about hypnosis and the automatic imagination model especially. The AI model of hypnosis says that the feeling of involuntariness (which is the effect of hypnosis) is caused by the automaticity of the human mind. The mind automatically imagines, and we happen to have built up a culture of education and awareness. To twist it on its head, because the mind automatically (that is, without conscious direction) is imagining, if you imagine yourself behaving or feeling something in the future as if it is automatically going to happen, without you needing to attend to it consciously, then when that future event comes you will have a feeling of effortlessness and automaticity.

This is what makes hypnosis work, not dangling watches of even the hypnotist’s voice. If you imagine that something is real, to the point where you forget that you are imagining it, you experience it as real.

This is why phobias exist; this is why governments exist. Both are based on faulty data and ideas, and yet both exist in people’s heads. You can’t destroy a phobia but you can reroute why a person believes that phobia. The same is true of the insanity of government, which is generally accepted without argument, even though there are many reasons to think that private property rights actually lead to happier and better people.

People have begun to automatically imagine that violence is necessary for humans to cooperate, which is astoundingly stupid and backwards.

But to me it’s a foregone conclusion that government will fall by the wayside as all bad ideas do, like the idea of a flat Earth. At one point it makes sense, but when the data begins to paint a different picture, go with that.

And so, the future is incredible.

Warm regards,

* Note: All errors are my own.


  1. I agree that government is superfluous, but like crime it exists anyway.

    I suppose one way to minimize it is to organize so as to achieve profound levels of synergy, without coercion; in other words to provide an alternative, and competition. I think one way to do that is to encourage young people to develop their natural empathy, and to observe protocols for mutually-beneficial cooperation, and for resolving disputes amicably.

    warm regards,


  2. I definitely think everyone is better off as we humans develop empathy! Being able to see the picture from a different angle is more than half the way to improving it.

    Crime is a side-effect of problems. To really solve it you have to solve the underlying problem, whether it be drug addictions or bad childhoods or lack of food.

    Government is also a side effect. It’s an idea that has existed for a long time, I don’t necessarily think it could always have been done away with. However, these days, with the amount of technological and intellectual progress going on, government is really more of a hamper on the good things than a protector against the bad.

    I tend to support the ideas of local jury-based rules, where when someone does something out of line in a community there are ways for the community to banish or lock up. Even online reputation systems could provide a healthy way for a community to know you’re decent. We already do credit checks, why not violence checks and theft checks?

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