07 May 2005

Quantum consciousness

Maxthon, *MY* browser of choice (still IE, yeah, I know) will remember whatever pages I have open so that next time I run it, it'll resume where I left off.

This damned page has been open every damned time Maxthon has opened for me for the past week. It's taken me that long to read the damne thing! But it's fascinating:

According to some scientists, all four quantum properties can be applied to the seemingly inexplicable features of consciousness. First, quantum coherence (e.g. Bose-Einstein condensation) is a possible physical basis for ‘binding’ or unity of consciousness (Marshall, 1989). Second, non-local entanglements (e.g. ‘Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations’) serve as a potential basis for associative memory and non-local emotional interpersonal connection. Third, quantum superposition of information provides a basis for preconscious and subconscious processes, dreams and altered states. Finally, quantum state reduction (quantum computation) serves as a possible physical mechanism for the transition from preconscious processes to consciousness (Penrose, 1989; 1994).

What?? Ooooh. And some other tempting tidbits emerge:

In the quantum, real time is uncertain and events may run in a non-linear way. Quantum state reductions such as objective reduction (OR) events may send quantum information "backwards in time", for example according to the Aharonov "dual vector" theory. Time may simply be indeterminate in the quantum superposition phase... In the Orch OR model, quantum computation occurs in microtubules within the brain’s neurons...



I believe science will eventually and prove what the mystics have known all along. Using science, we're actually working backwards in a linear way to what more intuitive minds have instinctively sensed all along.

So... All this reading led me to THIS *very* cool site... The NCSA's Cosmos in a Computer site, which has a lot of information on dark matter and cosmology in general, has some cool movies...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I think your "This" link is busted.

7:59 PM, May 06, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I think your "This" link is busted.

I dunno... blogger.com WOULD take a hell of a long time to read all the way through, and it might even represent some kind of quantum mind.

9:07 PM, May 06, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Although the first link, "Maxthon," is munged as well.

9:09 PM, May 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another MyIE/Maxthon veteran here... would be lost without it! -- J.

4:17 AM, May 07, 2005  

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