White Noise Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo. The first thing that comes to mind after reading this book is Post-Modern Nihilism. This is one of those books that gets you thinking about how little sense life makes. In other words, it helps you realize how crazy things have gotten over the year. Yet at the same time, it shows you that people have always felt that way. In a way, it seems like the world doesn’t make sense now, and maybe that is something new, but the truth is, it has always been this way. People have always thought the world didn’t make sense and was getting worse.

Writing On The Walls, Check Out These Quotes

Writing on the walls, check out these quotes. Since the lockdown started, I’ve been filming my videos in my childhood bedroom. What is interesting about the room, is that it has writing all over the walls. It is something I started doing many years ago, and have continued to collect to this day. If you are curious about what you see, let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have a quote to add, leave it in the comments if it is something I can add, I might.

Changing Directions

Hey All, Thanks for supporting this channel over the months, I’ve been trying to grow the channel and get more views, but I think dreams, at least in the way I was going is a dead end. I wrote a book last year and want to build an audience around that work. Also, having to return home as a result of the lockdown has kind of given me a renewed chance to work on a project that I started many years ago, but is relevant once again to the direction things will take. Thanks for watching and I hope you stay subscribed even if this isn’t exactly what you signed up for. You can expect videos about the wall you often see in the background, and ways to live a more meaningful life.

You Should Read Real Books

Why you should read real books? The most important thing is that books are filled with ideas. Real physical books don’t need any internet access or electricity. They also help you see the world in a new light, they help you understand things about people and different places and times. They also give you something to talk about, a conversation about a book will show you how different people might think about things. You should read real books because it will make you amazing.

Are Dreams More Real than Real Life?

Are dreams more real than real life? This might sound like a ridiculous question, but if you think about it, the front of your brain helps with planning and action, so in a way, it creates structure and makes sense of what you perceive. If this is a true description of our perceptions, then it makes sense to suggest that our waking brain gives us a less accurate representation of reality. You might say, but I’m sleeping and my eyes are closed, which is true, but the parts of your brain that process inputs are just as active while you are sleep as they are while you are awake.

Notes On Are Dreams More Real than Real Life?

  1. if you had to create a world all the time, it would make sense to create one that was consistent (where we are most of the time)
    – Waking life is consistent cause our mind makes it that way, because that is easier than creating a new thing all the time… its hard to function in a world that is always changing.
  2. Front of the brain turns off when you sleep, it is responsible for creating reality.
    – Frontal lobe -> lateral prefrontal cortex -> Controls experience/reality by controlling decision making, planing and action.
    – Back is of brain is for senses and still works while you sleep.
  3. Path Dependency -> the choices you make in the past affect the choices you can make later, in the future.
  4. Waking life is less real than dream life because we are forced / locked into seeing a fixed reality.

This is because frontal lobe’s control on planning and decision making makes reality appear fixed.

Path dependency influences decision making, such as the decision on what kind of world you will see.

Dreams are more real then real life?

Don’t Be Evil In Your Dreams!

Don’t be evil in your dreams! In the past, I’ve talked about how while we dream, we might be visiting alternative worlds in the multiverse. If this is the case, then the people in those other worlds are affected by our actions. This means, that if we are hurtful or harmful to them, they truly suffer the negative consequences of our actions. We can’t know for sure if this is the case, but it’s worth considering if you aren’t 100% certain that your dreams only take place inside your head.

Notes On Don’t Be Evil in Your Dreams

What you do matters, the other worlds you visit are the same as yours is to you.

Exploring the multiverse is exploring other people’s ‘real world’, when you mess it up, it is real to them.

Don’t be evil in your dreams!

The Multiverse is Real, and You Explore it in Your Dreams!

The multiverse is real, and you explore it in your dreams. Obviously, we can’t know this for sure, but it is a fun idea to think about. The thing is, it doesn’t seem so crazy, as the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics is one of the more popular interpretations. For now, the multiverse is hypothetical, and scientific evidence doesn’t exist to say it is real or not. But in general, we think dreams take place inside our heads, but there isn’t ‘real’ proof for that. The truth is, that scientists scan people’s heads while they dream, and see different parts of it lighting up, and say that is the cause of the dream, but for all, we know it could be a coincidence.

Notes on: The Multiverse is Real, and You Explore it in Your Dreams!

Talk about how it is real, how you explore it and what that means for real life.

Hypothetical group of multiple universes, it consists of everything that exists. That includes, space, time, matter, energy, information.

Different universes within multiverse are called parallel universes, other universes, alternative universes, alternative worlds.

Ancient Greeks started this idea with atomism, when an atom collapses it creates a new world.

Early quantum physicist Schrodinger, as in the guy with the cat, said “not alternatives [realities], but all really happen simultaneously.”

Its not science because it can’t be falsified, so it also can’t be proven.

In our dreams, we travel to alternative realities, or universes. This means, in our dreams we explore alternative realities.

“God doesn’t play dice” Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein said, “God doesn’t play dice.” When he said that, he was referring to quantum physics and how it didn’t seem to make sense given the way we understand the world around us. What he meant was that everything we know seems to follow logical rules and laws. But then quantum physics came along and suggested that randomness was a part of the math and that there weren’t always fixed answers. One solution to this problem was that we simply don’t know all the factors that contribute to an outcome. In this way, there are hidden factors. Fredrick Neichze said that while we are dreaming, and we hear thunder, our minds adjust our experience to account for the sound in a way that makes sense in the context of the dream. I’d like to suggest that that is happening all the time. When we are sleeping and when we are awake, hidden factors influence our experience and understanding of the world around us.

Notes on “God Doesn’t Play Dice” Albert Einstein

Stick to the end and we will take about how this relates to dreams and life.

In a previous video we talked about a related theory, many worlds, this theory also explains things without needing to collapse the wave function. In science, the world is determined, but quantum mechanics says otherwise.

Albert Einstein said that “god doesn’t play dice”, he meant that if things aren’t cause and effect or determined, and seem random, then god wouldn’t have done it.

It was suggested that quantum physics is an incomplete description of reality because the math isn’t fixed, it has probabilities and seems random.

Reality seems determined, math models are usually deterministic, life seems deterministic, so something must be missing, there must be hidden variables if something doesn’t seem deterministic.

Hidden Variables was an early rebuttal, but early quantum scientists, said that indeterminism makes sense based on the evidence.

This isn’t a physics channel, but this is an interesting idea and I’d suggest consistency in life vs. a dream could be caused by hidden variables. Or hidden variables make life not like a dream.

The logic of the dream, Nietzche, hear a sound, dream makes something happen to explain the sound, you think thing happened before sound, so the thing is explained.

I had a dream about my sister, she had a line on her face, i woke up and the line was my blanked over my face. How do we know this isn’t happening all the time?

How do YOU know you aren’t dreaming right now?

How do you know you aren’t dreaming right now? That might seem like a silly question, but I found a list of 5 different characteristics of dreams, and all of them can be applied to our lives right now. Does this mean we are dream? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t, but that isn’t for me to decide, because it is up to you. But if you think about it, so much of what is happening right now, only a few months would have seemed impossible and totally unlikely. The best argument against this being a dream, right now, is that if you trace your time back, you woke up. But if you are a lucid dreamer, then you know all about false awakenings. False awakenings are dreams where you feel like you are waking up, but actually, it is just another dream.

Notes for: How do YOU know you aren’t dreaming right now?

You can say you know you aren’t dreaming right now cause at some point in the recent past, you woke up. But lucid dreamers know all about false awakenings, where you wake up, but the wake up is just another dream.

  1. Dreams often feature intense emotions like anxiety, fear and surprise.
  2. Dreams are frequently disorganized and illogical.
  3. Strange dream content is accepted without question.
  4. People often experience bizarre sensations while dreaming, like not being able to control movement.
  5. Dreams are difficult to remember.

Dreams tend to reflect or reference things that have been happened in the past couple of days.

Sometimes strange things happen in life, you are thinking of someone and they call or send you a message. Or you are thinking of a song and you hear it on the radio. People say these are just a coincidence, but what if the thought about the thing is actually what made it happen?

Some of my first lucid dreams still stick with me to this day, many, many years later. At times, lucid dreams are indistinguishable from real life, so then how do you know that this isn’t a dream?

My questions for you: How do YOU know you aren’t dreaming right now? Let me know in the comments below.

Space and Time Don’t Exist

Space and time don’t exist. Causation, cause and effect are figments of our imaginations. Our brains/minds create these concepts to help us make sense of the world around us. When we see something, light bounces off of it, into our eyes, our eyes record some signals, those signals pass into the brain and are turned into an experience of something. The thing seems like it is outside of us, but in truth, it is inside of our mind, it is an idea rather than a thing. In the 18th century, Immanuel Kant introduced the idea of transcendental idealism, today we look at how that idea relates to the experience of our dreams. In our dreams, everything is an idea, but in real life, we assume that isn’t the case, but how can we know? If everything we experience is an idea, then even space and time are ideas and not real things.

Space and Time Don’t Exist Notes

Metaphysics is the study of the nature of reality.

Immanuel Kant was a german philosopher from the 18th century, in his book “Critique of Pure Reason” he introduced the idea of transcendental idealism. This means, beyond experience and knowledge, and a world of ideas created or existing in the mind.

Subjects cognize objects not as they are in-themselves, but only the way they appear to us under the conditions of our sensibilities.

Cognizes -> perceived, know or become aware of.
Sensibilities -> ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotions.
Thing in itself -> objects as they are independent of observation.
Idea of the thing -> an observable fact or event, the experience of the thing by the person.
Phenomenon -> experiences of things.

Basically, we don’t experience things directly, but instead ideals of them in our heads.

Space and time don’t exist, causality and cause and effect don’t exist either, instead they are crated inside the mind.

How is this different from a dream?
Waking dreams -> things are consistent because of routine.
Sleeping dreams -> things aren’t consistent, the routine is turned off?

If space and time don’t exist, what does?