You are reading my blog, (BTW, thank you for taking your
time to read my random ramblings)
Your experience at this moment is nothing more than a
storm of electrical pulses happening in your head. But all your other
experiences are just the same. If you were instead dreaming of reading my blog,
the electrical storm in your head would be exactly the same.
So what makes one experience real and what makes the
other experience a dream?
The “reality” of our experiences seems to be just an
extension of the “reality” of the outside world, in other words your present
experience of reading this blog is real, because you are reading a “real” blog
on a “real” computer in the “real” world, as opposed to a dream experience
where you would read a “dream” blog on a “dream” computer in the “dream” realm.
But what makes the “real” real?
As the scientific enquiry in the nature of nature gets
deeper and deeper into the fabric of “reality” some very interesting facts are
The material world is not as material as first thought.
Everything around us are nothing but structures.
A car is made of parts, assemblies and components that
build on top of each other. But the basic parts of the car are also just
structures of atoms which in turn are structures of the subatomic particles.
You are just an assembly of organs, which in turns are
made of cells that are made of molecules, made of atoms, made of subatomic
particles. The whole reality surrounding us is just structure on top of
structure on top of structure , and since all this structures are interacting
and constantly changing we can say that reality is nothing more than
The scientific world is deeply divided between the
“materialists” which basically believe there is a material basis for everything
that exists. The so called “God” particle, the infamous Highs boson which is
supposed to be what makes everything material, concrete and the “idealists”
which believe there is no materiality to the reality, that the world we live in
is a “virtual” world, nothing more than information.
We are not going to debate which side is right and which
is wrong (I do not have that kind of scientific background) but instead we will
follow both paths and see where it would lead us.
Obviously if the world we live in is not material, then
we are living in a virtual world. Everything in the universe is data,
structure, information and intelligence. You and your personal experience are
just an extension and manifestation of this universal intelligence. Dreams are
as real as everything we experience. Reality does not exist, reality is just an
experience in your head, just another dream and you are the dreamer the “actor”
in the universal drama we call reality. You are what is happening.
On the other hand if this world is a material world
determined not by our experience but by indisputable laws of physics.
Everything else is determined by the materiality of reality. In other words
your dreams are not really dreams since they are pre determined like every
other thought and action in the universe.
Dreams do not exist, as well as free will does not exist.
You and everything else are just little wheels in the gigantic machinery which
is the material universe. You have no dreams, ideas, or actions. It all happens
to you, you are a “spectator” not an “actor” in the universal drama we call