June 2020

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?