The question, ”What is it like after you die?” can make you wonder about taking the time to ponder such philosophical babble. So you might reply, ”The only way to know is when you die.”? Not so. You won’t know any more than you do now. Increasingly, scientists are beginning to realize that an infinite number of realities may exist outside our old classical way of thinking. Our instinctual understanding of reality is the same as most other animals. There were wildflowers that were brilliant yellow, some that were red and others that were iridescent purple. This colorful world of up-and-down was the extent of my reality.
Of course, to a mouse or a dog, that world of reds, greens and blues didn’t exist anymore than the ultraviolet and infrared world (experienced by bees and snakes) did for me. In fact, some animals, including birds, possess magnetoreceptors that allow them to perceive information on the quantum level (indeed, some have even speculated that bees perceive a 6-dimensional reality to encode location information).
But regardless of these differences, we genome-based creatures all share a common biological (spatio-temporal) information-processing ability. According to biocentrism, space and time are simply the tools our mind uses to weave information together into a coherent experience: they are the language of consciousness. In fact, in dreams your mind uses the same algorithms to create a spatio-temporal reality that is as real, 3D and flesh-and-blood as the one you’re experiencing now.
”It will remain remarkable,” said Nobel physicist Eugene Wigner, referring to a long list of scientific experiments, ”that the very study of the external world led to the conclusion that the content of the consciousness is an ultimate reality.”
At death there’s a break in our linear stream of consciousness, and thus a break in the linear connection of times and places.
Indeed, biocentrism suggests it’s a manifold that leads to all physical possibilities. More and more physicists are beginning to accept the ”many-worlds” interpretation of quantum physics, which states that there are an infinite number of universes. Everything that can possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death doesn’t exist in these scenarios, since all of them exist simultaneously regardless of what happens in any of them.
The ”me” feeling is just energy operating in the brain.
But energy never dies; it cannot be destroyed…
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM
A tactic to disprove a statement by showing that it inevitably
leads to a ridiculous, absurd, or impractical conclusion
• What we perceive as reality is a process affected by our consciousness. An external reality, if it existed, would – by definition – have to exist in space. But this is meaningless because space and time are not absolute realities but rather are tools of the human and animal mind.
• Our external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. They are different sides of the same coin and cannot be divorced from one another.
• The behavior of subatomic particles – indeed all particles and objects – are inextricably linked to the presence of an observer. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they at best exist in an undetermined state of probability waves.
• Without consciousness, matter exists in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness existed in a probability state.
• The structure of the universe is explainable only through biocentrism. The universe is fine-tuned for life, which makes perfect sense as life creates the universe and not the other way around. The “universe” is simply the complete spacio-temporal logic of the self.
•Time does not have a real existence outside of animal-sense perception. It is the process by which we perceive changes in the universe.
• Space, like time, is not an object or a thing. Space is another form of our animal understanding and does not have an independent reality. We carry space and time around with us like turtles with shells. Thus there is no absolute self-existing matrix in which physical events occur independent of life.