# Infinite regress

Consciousness

Infinite regress in consciousness is the formation of an infinite series of “inner observers” as we ask the question of who is observing the output of the neural correlates of consciousness in the study of subjective consciousness.

— Wikipedia on Infinite regress

2012.05.05 Saturday ACHK

# Self-energy

In theoretical physics and quantum field theory, a particle’s self-energy represents the contribution to the particle’s energy, or effective mass, due to interactions between the particle and the system it is part of.

— Wikipedia on Self-energy

2012.04.02 Monday ACHK

# 潛行凶間 2.2

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A human mind is a fractal.

— Me@2010.08.02

# Inner and outer, 5

Layer, 3 | 水平 7 | Onion self 5

The deeper the consciousness, the more powerful it is.

— Me@2010.08.06

 The diagram is not the truth. Instead, it is an analogy. It is a model only.
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Me@2012-02-08 12:55:31 PM

The deepest self is the universe.

— Me@2012-01-16 2:20:19 AM

The diagram is not the truth. Instead, it is an analogy. It is a model only.

— Me@2012.02.11

# Recursion 8.2

I am a Strange Loop, 3.2

When I am conscious, different times of myself-s interact.

When different times of the same (software) object interact, there comes consciousness.

The past is part of the present.

So consciousness comes from the whole-part interaction.

— Me@2012-01-24 11:03:37 AM

# Onion self, 2 + 3

Onion self 4 | 洋蔥自我 4 | Inner and outer, 4 | T-duality, 4

One’s deepest self is the universe.

That’s why everyone’s deepest self is the same.

— Me@2012-01-26 4:30:09 PM

# Recursion 8

I am a Strange Loop, 3 | 自我思源

When an object gets information from another object, there is no consciousness.

When an object starts to observe (entangle with) itself, there comes consciousness.

— Me@2012-01-01 9:15:01 PM

# Onion self 3

Inner and outer, 2

Only the deepest self (pure self, 純元我) is real.

The deepest self is the universe.

— Me@2012-01-16 2:20:19 AM

# Neural correlates of consciousness

The neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) constitute the minimal set of neuronal events and mechanisms sufficient for a specific conscious percept. Neuroscientists use empirical approaches to discover neural correlates of subjective phenomena. The set should be minimal because, while the entire brain is clearly sufficient to give rise to any given conscious experience, the question is which of its components were necessary to produce it.

— Wikipedia on Neural correlates of consciousness

2011.11.07 Monday ACHK

# Copy Me, 3

Cumulative concept of time, 8

Since my present-self have the memory of my younger self, my younger self is part of my present-self.

1. What is the meaning of the “same” file?

If two files contain exactly the same data, they are the “same” file.

2. Memory is the definition of identity.

Since I have the memory of my younger self, I am the same person as my younger self. Moreover, since I have more memory than my younger self, I am more than my younger self. My younger self is part of me.

3. If I am a book, my younger self is like the one with fewer chapters:

younger self ~ chapter 1,2,3

older self ~ chapter 1,2,3,4,5,6

— Me@2011.07.10

— Me@2011.08.04

# Copy Me

Philosopher John Locke published “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” in 1689, in which he proposed the following criterion for personal identity: if you remember thinking something in the past, then you are the same person as he or she who did the thinking. Later philosophers raised various logical snarls, most of them caused by applying Boolean logic, the prevalent logic system at the time. It has been proposed that modern fuzzy logic can solve those problems, showing that Locke’s basic idea is sound if one treats personal identity as a continuous rather than discrete value.

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2008.04.13 Saturday ACHK

# The 4th Dimension

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In 1895, in his novel, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells wrote, “There is no difference between time and any of the three dimensions of space except that our consciousness moves along it.” He added, “Scientific people … know very well that time is only a kind of space.”

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