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“Notice that the degrees of freedom of space, gravitational waves, have not been discovered yet. They [are] just necessary for [the] internal consistency of the theory. So, think about consciousness. We think about it, usually, as something which is absolutely required for description of matter. But, could it be that consciousness, just like space time, may have its own degrees of freedom—and can exist without matter? And, could it be that consciousness, later, will be, well, elevated to the level of super consciousness, which will include matter as its part. I don't know the answer, but as any questions of this nature, this is the one which, when asked, it should be studied.”
— Andrei Linde – Why Explore Cosmos and Consciousness? 10:08
“A person who has taken time off from a task and begins to daydream is often in a theta brainwave state. A person who is driving on a freeway, and discovers that they can't recall the last five miles, is often in a theta state—induced by the process of freeway driving. The repetitious nature of that form of driving compared to a country road would differentiate a theta state and a beta state in order to perform the driving task safely.”
— Ned Herrmann – What is the function of the various brainwaves?
“Previously, we17 have shown that simulated driving in the absence of vehicle motion feedback imposes a relatively more perceptually-demanding task than driving with such feedback, as evidenced by event-related theta activity (an indicator of cognitive demand18).”
— Lin, Chuang, kerick, Mullen, Jung, Ko, Chen, King, and McDowel– Mind-Wandering Tends to Occur under Low Perceptual Demands during Driving
2017-01-03: This is a very questionable thought experiment. In fact, I expect that many a good Physicist will blow this away in no time. Yet, with the strangeness and uncertainty around dark matter and dark energy, I feel that I have to pose this question. And, I expect that many an answer to rule out this though experiment would, in some way. involve the speed of light. Given these disclaimers, I first note that position in the Universe is essentially always relative. In particular, we do not claim to know of something that we would call the center of the Universe. This is odd, given the concept of the Big Bang, which most would commonly assume would result in some center of the Universe. I am, of course, familiar with the argument of why there is no center, and I generally agree--at least as far as saying there is no way to identify a center within the observalble Universe. Along with position, speed then is also always relative. So, this thing that we call the expansion of the Universe, Red Shift and all, could we have this view of relative motion backward? What is the difference between seeing the boundary of the Universe, or Cosmic Horizon, as moving away from us--versus seeing ourselves and the space we are in as contracting? Light, and our understanding of it--particulary Red Shift, is the reason we believe the Universe is expanding. But, how do we know the Universe, indcluding space itself, is not contracting--away from the boundaries? I still expect this question is flawed, but I'm wondering what perspectives of how space works would be explained from this question? To put it simply--or not, how do we know, with both Red Shift and all positions and velocities being relative, that the Universe is expanding rather than contracting? Couldn't some bizarre version of contracting space also produce red shift?