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CATEGORY: Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability Essay Contest (2019-2020) [back]
TOPIC: Interaction of the self with all else by Bala R Subramanian [refresh]
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Author Bala R Subramanian wrote on Mar. 22, 2020 @ 01:36 GMT
Essay Abstract

Objective reality, independent of humanity might exist, but inaccessible except through imagination using logic, formalisms of various kinds such as mathematics, experiments with instruments of technologies, natural languages of cultures, emotions, invisible spiritual experiences, thoughts to mention a few; but unlikely to be found within or without an organic mind or neurological brains. The creation of artificial intelligence s and connecting them to aid the biological resources might enable humanity to experience realities of higher order kinds but never enough to reach infinities.

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Bala Subramanian Ph.D. is an engineer, is a proposer of quantum sociology a methodology based on quantum mechanics for human deliverance. He argues for an incompleteness of intelligences without wisdom and points out the limitations of languages in communications and the futility of debates to resolve differences due to such limitations. His proposal to make bio societal collaborations without commerce might be a viable alternative to the predigital political economies for managing the ever-lacking realities.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 3, 2020 @ 13:46 GMT
Bala,

I agree an objective reality, inaccessible to and independent of ALL observation exists. Georgina Woodward rationalise, though more physically then you do.

I agreed with some of your concepts in my essay 3yrs ago on Consciousness.

Very short, but none the less an original & valid view. It's clear your 1.0 score was just trolling, (I also got one) and rest assured I have you down for a higher one.

A an engineer I'd hope you may also enjoy my essay here, rebuilding from more solid foundations.

Very best

Peter

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Author Bala R Subramanian replied on Apr. 10, 2020 @ 19:04 GMT
Thanks Peter for taking the time to review and vote your sentiments. I will review the article you have mentioned and react to it shortly .

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Agus H Budiyanto wrote on Apr. 27, 2020 @ 21:42 GMT
Dear Bala,

You raise some interesting questions in your essay. I'm not sure if you are aware of the omega point theory, which I think, is very relevant here. My essay may be relevant as well. I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly give me some feedback on it.

Best regards,

Agus

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George Gantz wrote on May. 15, 2020 @ 19:47 GMT
Bala - Thanks for your essay. I wish you had been able to elaborate further, and to explore some i the questions you have posed but not pondered! The idea of life without organics is particularly interesting. My personal sense is that the pathway to consciousness is quite challenging and may REQUIRE a level of embodiment that is not achievable with any chemistry other than carbon. That, however, was not the point of my own essay - The Door That Has No Key: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3494

I think the foundational architecture for the mysteries in the physical and mathematical realms is to be found in the features of autonomic consciousness. I hope you have a change to read my essay in the closing days.

Cheers - George Gantz

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Pavel Vadimovich Poluian wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 06:16 GMT
Dear Bala Ramanathan Subramanian!

I was interested in your approach and I looked on the Internet for your other work. I also think that in order to understand man and society it is necessary to involve the principles of quantum mechanics. I also believe that in the Universe there is something like the cosmic Internet with which the human mind can communicate. But such a connection is dangerous (we all know about computer viruses). I agree with the research of Sir Roger Penrose in the field of Quantum Mind. All these issues are debatable and modern science concerns them. But this topic needs to be developed.

Yours faithfully -

Pavel Poluain,

Siberian Federal University

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Bala Subramanian wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 10:03 GMT
I thank my fellow researchers, authors and readers for their time, thoughts, reactions and knowledge. I am sure everything humanity does to understand itself and its environs might someday lead to betterment. In the meantime we ought to indulge each other for trying.

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