Monday, September 4, 2017

Mystery of the 'Mandela Effect' - Are 'False Memories' Proof of Parallel Universes?



A controversial and intriguing theory suggests that 'false memories' could be proof of parallel universes.

Scientists are naturally divided on this topic and most think false memories are a result of how we misremember things. Yet, perhaps there is more to it than we are aware of. It has been suggested that people are sliding between multiple universes and that's how we can create very odd memories of something we have never seen or heard in this world.

We have previously discussed the possibility that some of our dreams may be glimpses of events taking place in an alternate reality, a parallel Universe.

Another intriguing theory is that parallel universes could explain the déjà vu phenomenon. It's the feeling, or impression that you have already witnessed or experienced a current situation.

For a long time, this eerie sensation has been attributed to everything from paranormal disturbances to neurological disorders, but it has also been suggested that there is a hidden connection between déjà vu and the existence of parallel universes.

The theory that 'false memories' can be traced to the existence of parallel universes is rather new, but we will undoubtedly hear much more about it in the near future.



Another intriguing possibility is that there is a hidden connection between déjà vu and the existence of parallel universes.

The Mandela Effect And It's Connection To Parallel Universes

The term 'Mandela Effect' was coined by blogger Fiona Broome when she discovered that she, along with many others, shared the same, distinct memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela dying in a South African prison in the 1980s.

Mandela died in 2013, in the comfort of his home, having served as South Africa's President for some time after the 80s.

Basically, the Mandela Effect refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events, referred to as confabulation in psychiatry.

Some have speculated that the memories are caused by parallel universes spilling into our own, while others explain the phenomenon as a failure of collective memory.

Gene A. Brewer, Ph.D, an Associate Professor at Arizona state University's Department of Psychology have studied memory through experiments and neuro-imaging and he doesn't think there is a connection between false memories and parallel universe.

"All of us fall victim to false memory. We all misremember things, and we do it in a stereotypical way," said Brewer.

"Our systems work very similarly to one another. So I may have a false memory, you may have a false memory, and those could be very similar to one another," Professor Brewer said.

Why Do We Misremember So Many Things?

According to Professor Brewer said it is due to recombination, or a daily process in which a person's brain takes fragments from the past, and tries to reassemble them in a way that makes sense.

"As you're trying to remember what the Monopoly Man may have looked like, you may inadvertently remember some bits and pieces about the planters peanut man," said Professor Brewer.



Professor Brewer explained that a human brain remembers the "top ha" * on both mascots, and subconsciously placed Mr. Peanut's eyeglass onto Monopoly Man's face.

Professor Brewer said the Mandela Effect can also be explained by a process called collective remembering.

"We communicate false memories through the groups that were associated to," said Brewer.

"That leads to a cultural false memory, where many people hold the same false belief that things happened that didn't really happen."

Dave Campbell, a medium and hypnotherapist has an entirely different opinion.

"Some people say past lives, some people say our souls split in many pieces, and we can experience many lives at the same time.

Sometimes, we have similar inventions in different universes at the same time, like microwave. In one universe, we might call it a microwave, and in another universe, we call it a quick cooker," Campbell said.

It will take some strong arguments and evidence to convince cognitive scientists that false memories are the result of peoples' visits to parallel worlds, especially since physicists still haven't found conclusive proof that parallel worlds do exist.

But all controversial theories are intriguing and should be investigated.

It cannot be denied that there is still so much we do not know about the nature of space and time, not to mention our role in the Universe...

Multiverse

Dimensions and Hyperdimensions

Monday, August 21, 2017

What is The Matrix?

https://youtu.be/AGZiLMGdCE0

From one point of view, the Matrix is a central block of energy that is fed by millions of loops and tubes of energy—and those loops are all human actions that follow a script called:

THE HUMAN CONDITION.

“The human condition” is a fake image of the limitations of human life, plus all the implications and melodramas that follow from it.

You can imagine it as one vast bureaucracy, in which the workers are grossly unhappy with what is going on and yet love every misstep, mistake, postponement, crisis, and grinding routine.

It’s a culture. To one degree or another, it pervades every area of life.

As long as limitation is the overriding principle, the human-condition drama is going to play over and over again. The faces and names will change, but the production will go on.

Limitation has to do with: obscuring the existence, range, and power of imagination. Limitation is ultimately based on the PRETENSE THAT IMAGINATION IS AN UNIMPORTANT FACULTY.

Once you accept that pretense, life as we know it and the “human condition” follow as night follows day.

The “human condition” and its implications are really coming into their own now—they are being promoted as the reason we must have “share-and-care”global governance that continues to advance its agenda. Which includes cradle to grave medical status as a patient with constant need for treatment.

Global governance resonates closely with the Matrix.

The US Constitution was written for an agrarian society of about six million people who were living in a relatively small area along the east coast of the continent.

Thomas Jefferson’s view was that each generation, every 20 years or so, should write their own Constitution. This is a rather staggering point, ignored by most so-called conservatives.

Jefferson also believed a Republic would succeed only if the population was rather small.

So, for example, we might now have 50 or 60 separate Republics on this continent—each one writing a new Constitution every 20 years.

If that were the case, the present national government in Washington DC would be a thing of the past. Gone.

The 50 or 60 Republics would hopefully maintain good relations with one another, and one assumes Bill of Rights provisions would be part of each Republic’s basic law.

Decentralized government.

I would favor at least 200 Republics on this continent.

That way, citizen participation in government would actually mean something.

One Republic, so-called, with a population of 330,000,000 people, trying to fulfill The General Good of All, is going to fail progressively and spectacularly. The taxation rate alone is a disaster. Further, the attitude of the central government is going to be shaped by people who think in terms of 330 million people—planners, problem solvers, bureaucrats and administrators. And this tendency is going to slant action in the direction of attending to the masses, as units or groupings, rather than as individuals. It’s a self-defeating proposition.

I believe a man like Alexander Hamilton, however, saw this future and did not flinch from it, because in his eyes “the people” were doomed from the beginning by their nature and character. They had to be ruled from above.

It was Jefferson who was more optimistic about the potential of the individual.

In our world today, we are seeing big governments getting bigger—as a strategy for solving their unsolvable problems. The venality and greed and duplicity of political leaders are all about extending top-down control. It’s not just a plan, it’s what happens when the nation is so large, because the people who naturally gravitate to “serve” have this predilection for power/control.

The weave of the reality-Matrix and big government harmonize. They both exist to make people passive receptors.

“I’m basically John Jones living in the Untied States in 2011. I’m trying to get ahead. I’m encountering problems and trying to solve them. I’m looking out on the world from this point of view. I have no reservoir of inherent power. I’m striving. I’m doing the best I can…”

This is the shrunken attitude of a member of Matrix reality.

It is fostered by a minimized and restricted sense of possibility.

And THAT naturally seeps in when imagination is not the prime piece of the equation.

Imagination not only conceives of extended possibility, it projects it into space and time AND BEYOND.

When imagination swings into operation, physical reality is more an occasion for creating new realities, rather than a definer of reality.

The difference is crucial.

In 1932, Henri Bergson wrote, “The universe is a machine for creating gods.”

The Matrix plus John Jones is a collaboration that brings gods into being, the result of which is passivity.

As I’ve written before, the universe (Matrix) is one work of art among a potentially infinite number of works of art. The idea of exploring one work of art to the point of obsession, to the point of forgetting all the other potential works of art and the “means of their production” (imagination) is the sine qua non of the Matrix.

Imagination exceeds the space-time continuum.

You have a choice. You can go along for the ride in Matrix, or you can imagine imagination and embark on the journey of journeys.

Most people are not up to contemplating the idea of consciously creating, much less spontaneously improvising, which involves a kind of merging with what they would create.

But for those who can grasp such an idea, the world and the universe aren’t any longer arbiters and rule makers and guides. They are inventions that are already here.

Ensuing years of research resulted in my three recent Matrix collections, of which Exit From The Matrix is most focused on practical techniques of imagination — to make your deepest desires fact in the world.

by Jon Rappoport on August 17, 2017

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Child and Marraige


I have a question for you alone, my brother: like a sounding-lead, cast I this question into your soul, that I may know its depth. You are young, and desire child and marriage. 

But I ask you: are you a man entitled to desire a child? Are you the victorious one, the self-conqueror, the ruler of your passions, the master of your virtues? 

Thus do I ask you. Or does the animal speak in your wish, and necessity? Or isolation? Or discord in you? 

I would have your victory and freedom long for a child. Living monuments shall you build to your victory and emancipation. 

Beyond yourself shall you build. But first of all must you be built yourself, rectangular in body and soul. 

Not only onward shall you propagate yourself, but upward! For that purpose may the garden of marriage help you! 

A higher body shall you create, a first movement, a spontaneously rolling wheel - a creating one shall you create. 

Marriage: so call I the will of the twain to create the one that is more than those who created it. 

The reverence for one another, as those exercising such a will, call I marriage.

Let this be the significance and the truth of your marriage. But that which the many-too-many call marriage, those superfluous ones - ah, what shall I call it?

Ah, the poverty of soul in the twain! Ah, the filth of soul in the twain! Ah, the pitiable self-complacency in the twain! 

Marriage they call it all; and they say their marriages are made in heaven. 

Well, I do not like it, that heaven of the superfluous! No, I do not like them, those animals tangled in the heavenly toils! 

Far from me also be the God who limps there to bless what he has not matched! 

Laugh not at such marriages! What child has not had reason to weep over its parents? 

Worthy did this man seem, and ripe for the meaning of the earth: but when I saw his wife, the earth seemed to me a home for madcaps. 

Yes, I would that the earth shook with convulsions when a saint and a goose mate with one another. 

This one went forth in quest of truth as a hero, and at last got for himself a small decked-up lie: his marriage he calls it. 

That one was reserved in intercourse and chose choicely. But one time he spoilt his company for all time: his marriage he calls it. 

Another sought a handmaid with the virtues of an angel. But all at once he became the handmaid of a woman, and now would he need also to become an angel. 

Careful, have I found all buyers, and all of them have astute eyes. But even the most astute of them buys his wife in a sack. 

Many short follies - that is called love by you. And your marriage puts an end to many short follies, with one long stupidity. 

Your love to woman, and woman's love to man - ah, would that it were sympathy for suffering and veiled deities! 

But generally two animals alight on one another. But even your best love is only an enraptured simile and a painful ardour. It is a torch to light you to loftier paths. 

Beyond yourselves shall you love some day! Then learn first of all to love. And on that account you had to drink the bitter cup of your love. 

Bitterness is in the cup even of the best love; thus does it cause longing for the overman; thus does it cause thirst in you, the creating one! 

Thirst in the creating one, arrow and longing for the overman: tell me, my brother, is this your will to marriage? Holy call I such a will, and such a marriage. 


Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The artist within


The employees of a major corporation, Systems X Unlimited, have just been informed of a major change: one of their middle managers is now going to be an AI. An android.

He is called Mike. He's a programmed entity from top to bottom. A non-human lookalike.

Surprisingly, the employees fall into line immediately.

They all agree that Mike's a "good guy." Mike shows up on time, he talks like real person, he issues orders, he listens to their problems, he occasionally takes long breaks, he does pretty much everything Bob, their former (human) boss, did.

After a year, the people in personnel come to the office and interview Mike's underlings. When they ask the key question, "How do you like working for Mike?", the underlings agree Mike is great.

One night, Mike is wandering alone in the office picking through waste bins---his favorite pastime, off-hours---and he comes across wrinkled sheets of gray paper. He separates them from a wad of chewing gum, unfolds them, and reads the text: 

"The artist within is not a creature of habit.

"Yes, he may build on what he already knows, but this is just the starting point. Soon, he moves across the threshold of the knight errant, and he enters the non-system.

"Others mock him and call him crazy, but: they too want to make the journey. They are aching to find the New, because boredom is driving them crazy. That is their central problem, no matter what they say and claim.

"They are trying to be smug and self-satisfied. They are trying to be oh so normal. They are trying to be something that is slowly strangling them.

"But they will never admit it.

"Most of all, they will avoid the impulse to create. Creating is their greatest fear. Because they sense they will have to get rid of their pose. They will have to go beyond systems, which compose their armor.

"They will have to make a leap. They will have to put something new into the world and stand behind it.

"The artist who has already made the leap acknowledges that his core is imagination. He lives through and by it. He doesn't retreat to the average. He doesn't give up and strive to become a happy machine. He doesn't allow the world to dictate to him. He doesn't sedate himself.

"He doesn't fall back on so-called spiritual systems and their slogans and palliatives. He doesn't build false gods and pretend they already exist. He doesn't engage in the daily practice of asking someone or something to save him.

"He doesn't think of his life as an exercise in solving problems. He sees through many lies, but that is just the beginning of his work.

"He wants new and startling realities, and he makes them. He doesn't wait for them to appear.

"He doesn't wait for some 'superior entity' to tell him what to do."

Mike, the android middle manager, reads these words and is thrown back in his chair. He doesn't understand...but something foreign and dangerous is leaking through to him.

He puts in a call to his repair consultant, Ollie, at home.

Ollie is watching CSI reruns and eating pizza. He picks up the call, and Mike says:

"I have a bleed-in."

"Hold on," Ollie says. He punches a code on his phone and beams Mike a set of systems-check commands.

A minute later, a holo takes shape in space between Ollie and his TV set. He examines it.

"Yes, Mike," Ollie says, "an alien substrate of thought got into your central simulator. I'll remove it."

"Wait," Mike says. "I want to know what it means."

"Doesn't mean anything," Ollie says. "It's just a distraction."

"Then why am I worried," Mike says.

"Because we built you to experience that feeling whenever an intrusion occurs. It tips us to a problem."

Pause.

"I see," Mike says. "So it's not a threat."

"Of course not," Ollie says. "There are no threats. You function within established parameters."

Ollie picks up a wand next to the pizza box and uses it to carve away the new substrate from the holo of Mike's central simulator.

"Feel better now?" Ollie says.

"Not really," Mike says.

Ollie sighs, stands up, and walks over to his computer. He opens a page of code, searches for Repair Section 6-A, and relays three lines to Mike.

"How about that?" Ollie says.

"Yes," Mike says. "You want me to report to manufacturing. That's good. Home base. What will they do?"

"Institute a deeper search pattern, root out the shadows and reboot you. Takes about an hour."

"Then I'm back to work?"

"No. They'll bump you over to R&D for investigation. They're interested in checking out lingering after-effects of intrusions. Then they'll reassign you."

"Okay," Mike says.

The next morning at the office, there's a new Mike in place.

One of his assistants notices his hair is slightly lighter.

"Did you get a dye-job, boss?" she says.

"No," the new Mike says. "I swam in the pool. The chlorine must have bleached it a little."

She nods and goes to the cafeteria for a cup of coffee.

For the next six weeks, NSA, who has been alerted to the momentary Mike glitch, keys in a Level 4 surveillance operation on all the people in Mike's section.

The results reveal no distraction has occurred. The Essential Flow remains undisturbed.

Business as usual.

As for the old Mike, he becomes an object of study in a lab in Virginia.

Months pass. Mike waits. He thinks. He tries to assign meaning to the wrinkled gray pages he found that night so long ago. But he can't. He's blocked. He feels he is missing something vital, but he can't identify it. He is beginning to believe he could become something more than he is, but this idea seems absurd. What could it refer to? What is "more?" An entity is what it is. Isn't that true? Isn't that one of the basic building blocks of all existence?

Mike summons up one of his mantras: "I am what I am." He repeats it for days without stopping. It has no calming effect. Perhaps some change is taking place in him. But what is change? Things are what they are. Defined reality is reality.

Mike is placed in a dark storage room. He has been studied every which way, and the research is done. There is nothing more to be learned from examining him. He's a dead issue.

He stands in the dark. He is in his new home.

For some reason, he begins to run his hands over the walls of the room. He does this for hours at a time, as if he's searching for something. He rummages through a cabinet and finds a screwdriver. He walks over to the wall and scratches on it. He wonders what program he is acting out. He keeps scratching with the screwdriver. It occurs to him he is drawing.

He's making shapes on the wall. A pair of shoes, a lion, a cup, a piano.

He places his hands on the keys. He moves his fingers. He hears music.

The music of a sad world that is going away. His world.

He never realized he had one.

How strange.

All this time, he had space. And he never knew it.

Then, unbidden, a voice begins talking in his head: "Programs are shutting down. Termination has begun. The object will be recycled."

Other words were spoken. Mike doesn't understand them. He realizes he is in a sleep state. And he is dreaming. He is walking through a great city, and there are many people in the streets. They are cheering. For what? For whom?

Around a corner comes a long motorcade. In the first open car, a man stands up and waves. He is smiling. He is a king or a prince or a president.

Mike knows the people keep propping these leaders up, and then later they tear them down.

"They program me to be as close as possible to a human," Mike thinks. "They give me everything they can of what is already theirs. Why? What are they looking for? What are they afraid of?"

Words come back to him from the gray pages: "Creating is their greatest fear...they will have to go beyond systems..."

I am a system, Mike thinks. I have no I. My I is synthetic, but theirs is real. Why are they afraid of that? Each one of them is an I. Each one of them is an artist. Why does that make them afraid?

Those were Mike's last thought-impulses. He disintegrated as his programs shut down. He fell to the floor of the storage room. Now he was just a heap of parts. All the connections were gone.

Somewhere a few thousand miles away, a painter walked out of his studio on to a plateau below a distant range of mountains and looked out at the evening sky. To his right, there was a brief flash of light among a cluster of stars. He watched it fade to nothing, took a deep breath, let it out, turned around, and walked back inside.

"Goodbye, Mike," he said.

By Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Humanity, Eternal Time, Artificial Time, Simulation



1 August 2016

I can say that it is not directly that Humanity is in a simulation “device” that was created, it is that this instance of time and continuity is layered over events that require quantum-time loops to exist.

When the loops are completed or cancelled out by a removal of the causal connections, the variables that cause it are superseded, then what we call “reality” literally shifts out of a cycle of repetition that it has been in for an indefinite period of years.

This is literally synonymous with some kind of “waking up” process, hence the complete informational proximity of the spiritual or ‘higher dimensional’ unfolding or healing of awareness, and the rumors of “time” experiments revolving around CERN.

It is no different than if a person was placed into an artificially stimulated dream-state and through this state the dream was guided using advanced technology.

The advanced technology is the mainstream programming that is used and the experiments involving quantum-super-imposition, the dream-state is the awareness of history as we experience it now. 

Our entire history could be a replication of an original realm where the variables which induced such a dream-state do not exist or are not actively guiding experience.

It’s difficult to grasp and explain, but do you remember how the species got here? Do you have access to your DNA or genetic memory and other times and places? 

Apparently when Humanity gains access to this through advanced technology or spiritual awareness, then we gain access to a hyperspacial realm which acts as a transition layer between this physical timeline we are on and one of a higher level of harmony on a consciousness or self-awareness level.

The “split” is down to a filtration device that is operating on a quantum level and consciousness is influenced both as beings are born here on the surface as well as through some kind of actual entrainment utilizing advanced technology which has the power to beam the surface with the same kind of brainwave frequencies that the brain operates on and keeps people in a suspended state of awareness.

This allows for the dream-state manipulation. 

Our entire history has been manipulated through and through. The past, the future, the immediate past and the immediate future are entirely abstract to the reality of what Humanity has been through.

Humanity passes down through the ages or “frequencies” of existence from a cosmically aware mind-state to a the dream-state we experience here and now. This is not how it has always been, and if you can feel it, this state actually only lasts a split second. 

It is a kind of artificial dimension or a hypnotic mirror that creates a trance for the split second one glances at it. We have been in that trance, operating on a repeating plane of historic context for an indefinite amount of time.

As in the “story” about CERN in the video and source article, when one returns to the “room” where the initial artificial light shift was generated, one can enter and exit the hyperspacial rift or timeloop. 

Humanity is hitting the age where the timeloop was ‘first’ entered and as long as we are aware of what to do, we can exit the loop through a completion cycle and enter into an awareness of eternity or what we would call “cosmic time” or “cosmic intelligence.”

There is a lot of interference, specifically all that is talked about leading up to artificial realms and realities. We were just in the split second of tasering from the control system of that realm, for the past many many hundred thousand years collectively. 

Now we are entering into a transition point out of that initial shock and those who were capable of maintaining awareness through the loop are those who are now collecting during the time of the great unveiling.

This collecting is akin to a dream where one wakes up to the buzzer of the alarm clock while a similar sound is used in a precise fashion inside the dream story-line.

How did the brain use the split second of hearing the buzzer and generate an entire dream-scape that coincides with that experience? 

That is the nature of consciousness, space, and time and when the machines are activated that is exactly what happens. Time bends and the consciousness has all the resources within the atoms of the body to materialize a complete Universe within itself and live that out as a layer of time.

These layers have been piling up and intersecting to the point of a complete ‘collapse’ of the ‘matrix’ version of history and time/space and this is akin to a simulator or limitation system being ‘turned off’.

For those who don’t remember, they think they are going into the machine again to explore this new form of simulated reality.

In reality, Humanity just spent hundreds of thousands to millions of years subject reality time within the timeloops and these were experienced as different ages of History.

Within the DNA, we can trace where we’ve been and the interaction with multiple realms of experience, time lines, realities, planes, dimensions and whatever else you could use to describe a multi-faceted temporal/spacial continuum that incorporates enough information and computing power to manifest an entire Universe through each individual observer aspect.

Existence itself is a form of simulation, a dance between soul and ego, consciousness and eternal time. 

There is a natural ascension process and there is a technologically assisted process. The tech assisted process resulted in timeloops and consciousness stretching parameter like parabolic mirrors.

Distortions resulted.

This society we have experienced is literally the result of those from the tech assisted version merging physically into this society with those of the natural version. Basically, two timelines crossed and this is the resulting interference/docoherence or coherence pattern.

Dan Winter describes the coherence pattern of the heart very well. This pattern is actually the coherence pattern that connects all of existence. 

No straight lines, only fractal generated recursive, geometrically proportional patterns. The heart, the breath and the mind are to synchronize and contain the essence of the being within a tertiary exchange of super-imposition and omnipresence. 

That is the “tertiary” impossibly paradoxical ability of the soul to be one with everything as well as one with the self, and for everything to be comprised of individual ‘parts’ to the whole as well as the self being made up of smaller and smaller units.

The geometric recursive (fractal) pattern is what connects the “parts” to the “whole”. It’s the invisible hidden connections between objects in space and time, and the individual aspects of space and time itself. 

Through this people come to the conclusion that we are already in a kind of simulated super-computer reality that is designed to house consciousness. 

Others say it is a trap. Regardless of what it is, we are coming to awareness of it now and that only indicates one overall possibility. That we can choose the outcome.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Is the Universe an Illusion? Leading experts propose controversial theory


Is the Universe an Illusion? Leading experts propose controversial theory which suggests that we are part of a complex system and we are tricked into believing our own reality, part of a massive elaborate system that encompasses everything we consider as real.

What is reality and do we actually perceive it as it is? According to a leading expert, reality might just be an Illusion.

The theory proposed by cognitive scientists Donal Hoffman from the University of California suggests that everything we see around us could, in fact, be a facade far more complex than ‘matrix.’

Professor Hoffman believes that the world we live in might just be too difficult for humans to understand and that we are apparently tricked into believing our own reality, part of a massive elaborate system that encompasses everything we consider as real.

The cognitive scientist believes that everything around us is a façade that allows us to navigate through a more complex and extremely well-hidden matrix.

Hoffman’s theory is not new, and in the past several scientists have discussed the possibility that we are part of an elaborate system and that reality, as we perceive it does not, exist until we actually look at it.

Hoffmann says that when you open your eyes, you may believe you see a tomato a meter away, but then, you close your eyes and your experience alters to a grey field. Hoffman asks, is it still the case that in what we see as our reality, the tomato is still there, a meter away? Moreover, how can we be positive that it has not disappeared?

The scientist continues and suggests: What you are seeing is not a glass of tasty wine, but it can be interpreted as a symbol that is part of a wider reality which has the ultimate goal to trigger an action or emotion.

Galileo once wrote: ‘I think that tastes, odors, colours, and so on reside in consciousness.

‘Hence, if the living creature were removed, all these qualities would be annihilated.’

Speaking in a he said: ‘Neuroscientists tell us that they are creating, in real time, all the shapes, objects, colours, and motions that we see.’

‘It feels like we are just taking a snapshot of this room the way it is, but in fact, we are constructing everything that we see.

‘We do not create the whole world at once. We construct what we need in the moment.’

According to a set of theories proposed by neuroscientists, our perceptions orf thew world are mere evolutionary traits that have allowed our ancestors to take advantage of moments when they were forced to make quick decisions with extremely little information.

However, this is where Professor Hoffman disagrees:

‘The mathematical physicist Chetan Prakash proved a theorem that I devised,’ he tells Quanta magazine.


‘According to evolution by natural selection, an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of the reality but is just tuned to fitness. Never.’

He uses a desktop icon to illustrate his point.

‘The icon is blue and rectangular and in the lower right corner of the desktop,’ he says.

‘Does that mean that the text file itself in the computer is blue, rectangular, and in the lower right-hand corner of the computer? Of course not.

‘Anyone who thought that misinterprets the purpose of the interface.

‘It is not there to show you the reality of the computer. In fact, it is there to hide that reality.’

According to Hoffman, we would not be able to form a correct description of our computer if the entire view of reality was merely confined to the desktop. However, it still is useful. Hoffman suggests that in that case, the blue rectangular icons guide your behaviour, hiding a complex reality that you are not meant to know about.

‘That is the key idea,’ said Hoffman. ‘Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive.

‘They guide adaptive behaviours. However, part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we do not need to know.

‘And that is pretty much all of the reality, whatever reality might be. If you had to spend all that time figuring it out, the tiger would eat you.’