by Alex Vikoulov
"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of Nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve."
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The following excerpt from my book Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality may be hard to swallow for some die-hard materialists. This is why I urge some of you to read it with an open mind and abstain from making hasty conclusions. Keep in mind that this excerpt is but a small sample of much larger discussion of the hard problem of consciousness covered quite extensively in my book with the "meta-analysis" of leading theories of consciousness, substantiated claims, certain proposed solutions in regards to phenomenology, future possibilities of mind-uploading and, as the title suggests, theological implications of Digital Physics.
by Antonin Tuynman, PhD
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
With clear intentions, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. A couple of years ago Matt Swayne, author and lecturer at Penn State University, introduced me to the essays posted on the website of Ecstadelic Media, run by futurist Alex M. Vikoulov. He pointed me to a great number of similarities between Alex' and my endeavors to build a bridge between science and spirituality. We both were mapping the philosophical, scientific and theological implications of the upcoming Technological Singularity, the hypothetical moment in time after which our technological advances could become unpredictable as a consequence of a self-reinforcing intelligence supernova of artificial intelligences, artilects.
by Dwight Harris
"Reality can exist as a code which both transcends and yet inhabits the world it creates, which is essentially physical yet can process information independent of the type of carrier and be metaphysical in that sense... A system which incorporates and embodies itself by self-reference." -Antonin Tuynman, PhD, The Ouroboros Code
A fundamental question of philosophy is why is there something rather than nothing. Is existence forever tied to this split, reflected in the dualism of being and consciousness knowing? Dr. Antonin Tuynman argues for a unification in a self-rising of the Cosmos (not only the physical universe).
by José Díez Faixat
"Emergence of ever more complex structures seems to be programmed into the nature of our evolving cosmos." -Alex M. Vikoulov, The Syntellect Hypothesis
All manifested reality appears, relentlessly, in the form of dualities. No form of expression is possible outside this play of the opposites. We cannot find sound without silence, object without subject, outside without inside, and so on. All opposites are mutually dependent and therefore we can understand them as polar manifestations of reality that transcends them and precedes this duality itself.
The Universe seemingly began at a pole of maximum energy (and practically no consciousness) and heads towards another pole of maximum consciousness (and practically null energy). Physicists talk about an infinite potential energy in the original quantum vacuum, while sages talk about absolute consciousness in the metaphysical void. It is our proposal that these two voids are one and the same Void, examined by physicists objectively and perceived as emergent forms by conscious entities subjectively, but which in itself, is neither objective nor subjective, but “prior” to that dual perspective. And the most fascinating aspect of all is that this Void is not a distant metaphysical reality, but the simple and pure self-evidence of each and every moment, the undeniable always present certainty-of-being.
by Antonin Tuynman, PhD
"The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – It is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true." -Jean Baudrillard
If you are not convinced by the idea of reductive materialists that consciousness magically emerges from complexity in material structures or processes or if you are not satisfied with the viewpoint of idealists that matter is a mere thought form, then the present hypothesis may be something for you.
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