How to Describe an Expanding Relationship Boundary
Okay, so, today I’ll begin to cover an idea that’s grown out of my pursuit of the origin of human consciousness. I’ve promised this further thought into my relational philosophy of consciousness, but have yet to deliver. For that, I apologize.
As I have said before, my philosophy of consciousness has grown out of my published research about a very simple system/relationship, the oscillation of an expanding droplet of one fluid in another and how that expanding boundary reacts and changes in time.
The length of the droplet’s boundary, the distance about its circumference, represents space increasing with universal expansion. The radial distance of the boundary from the center of expansion represents positions/states of the universe along the timeline, perhaps since the theorized singularity of the Big Bang.
Now we come to the first problem in describing the evolution of consciousness—its nature.
The biggest problem is deciding whether the universe we describe scientifically is real or virtual. The difference between reality and virtuality is a complex topic in itself, so I will assume here that we are discussing some form of awareness in the virtual realm. That makes sense, since in relationship we generalize from the data we accept and then, we react to our generalization through conscious thought. Since what we’re reacting to is symbolically removed from the real, we will only be discussing virtual influences on the development of consciousness.
(On this site, we identify the real as a nebulous What Is Behind What Is—WIBWI. To exist to any individual, that individual must experience their own sampling of the WIBWI—their relationship to it. What happens during or after the sampling that experience is all symbolic/representative and so I call it virtual. As teenagers jilted by their first crush will testify—just because they experience love in the relationship doesn’t mean it’s real.)
If Science’s virtual symbolism (mathematics) is accurate in predicting the relationship behavior of the real (WIBWI) then, perhaps, looking in more detail at mathematical representations of the potentially real will speak to the nature of universal consciousness and how it is structured.
To solve the most complex energy equations, scientists use solutions in the form of, what they call, the real component and the imaginary component—a complex number.
The REAL component represents potential energy. Potential energy is energy that is wrapped up in position or shape. For example, a roller coaster at the highest point on its tracks has the most potential gravitational energy. This potential energy is released in speed and momentum as the coaster car travels downhill (toward the center of the Earth).
The REAL component as shape can be seen in a sine wave that consists of a crest that has concave downward curvature and a trough that has concave upward curvature. The buckling of the shape of an unstable boundary into waves affects the way that boundary allows interactions across it. If the curvature is flat, it is easy for something inside or outside the boundary to affect the shape. If the curvature is tight, then it is more difficult for something outside or inside to affect the shape. In either case, like putting potential into a coaster car by forcing it to a high point, energy needs to cross a boundary (or span a relationship) for a thing to possess available energy. So potential/available energy is put into either height/amplitude or shape/curvature and that intensity is represented by the REAL part of a complex number solution.
The IMAGINARY component of complex solutions for universal behavior is another point of view on the problem. As stated above, the REAL component returns a position or shape of the boundary relationship that represents potential energy, or intensity. It gives us information on the amount of available energy in the relationship/system. The IMAGINARY component is not imaginary at all. It results from data collected from a point-of-view experience taken perpendicular to the circumference of the universal expanding boundary. It includes the important factor of time in the energy solution.
The boundary relationship/system of the two-fluid droplet in our experiment, as it expands from its injection-hole source experience, has a REAL/potential component and an IMAGINARY/time-based component. The potential is the shape of the boundary. The time-based component is its expansion or flow.
If we were to use our fluid experiment as an analog to the human experience, we’d say—the potential component represents the shape of the brain (brain tissues/cells/electro-chemical cell fields), and the time-based component is the experience/flow of the mind.
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