CHAPTER 3-06 A Model of Reality and Time - The Big Computer (TBC)

Author: Tom Campbell. Link to original: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60996035/Thomas-Campbell-My-Big-Toe-Book-1-Awakening-pdf (English).
Tags: science, theory of everything, time, время, всеобщая теория, наука Submitted by kostyazen 11.04.2012. Public material.
Part of "My Big TOE" book by Tom Campbell. We're translating it with author's permission. In this chapter Tom Campbell tells his story of working with Robert Monroe.

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into Russian: Глава 3-06. Модель реальности и времени. Большой компьютер (БК). Translated in draft, editing and proof-reading required.
Submitted for translation by kostyazen 11.04.2012

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We have previously discussed the likely origins of an immense digital computational capacity based upon binary reality cells that are the fundamental constituent of aware consciousness or mind. In Section 2 (Chapters 26, 27, and 28 of Book 1) you learned how and why AUO would naturally evolve binary (distorted vs. non-distorted) reality cells in support of organizing and exploring (in the evolutionary sense) increasing complexity and developing awareness. You also learned how AUM would further refine its computational and memory part to develop intention, move from dim awareness to bright awareness, and to implement and track its gedanken experiments in consciousness.

Awareness cannot grow, progress, learn, or evolve past a very rudimentary level without the organizing influence of time. The words “learn” and “grow” imply the passage, or incrementing of time – there must exist a before state and an after state if awareness, or any system for that matter, has the potential to learn or grow. The notion of the possibility of change is dependent upon the existence of at least a rudimentary time. As you will soon see, our discrete (quantized) time-based reality has evolved (has been designed) to provide us with an opportunity to learn, and to provide AUM with optimized results from its gedanken experiments concerning the optimization of evolutionary process.

The complex configuration of digital energy (organization) and self-organizing process we call consciousness forms the foundation of reality in the form of an interactive consciousness-evolution fractal ecosystem simulation where what is actual and what is simulated are one and the same.

You can conceptualize TBC as a tiny piece of the computational and memory part of AUM that is used, among other things, to actualize and maintain the reality of OS and its offspring. For the purpose of explaining consciousness, quantized time (past, present, and future), time travel, free will, rule-sets, space-time, precognition, telepathic communication, remote viewing, ego, love and much more in this model of reality, I evoke only those attributes of this celestial computer that our PMR computers have. In other words, this super computer in NPMRN that I have assumed into existence primarily differs from the functional computer on our desktops by size (memory), computational speed, reliability, and reasonably good software – that’s all.

# This aside is for all the computer geeks in the reading audience who are waving their hands in the air and have troubled expressions on their faces. Others can skip to the end or take a short break until the computer wizards catch up.

It may make more sense to the computer literate if they imagine that TBC is composed of fully netted, massively parallel arrays of clustered processors with integrated, shared, and stand alone super fast memory running within a highly efficient self-evolving AUM-operating-system that is beyond all imagination. In other words, if you can imagine that the AUM-digital-consciousness-thing is completely beyond your imagination, you have taken the first step toward understanding the depth of what you don’t know.

In an operational sense, one might say that AUM is the operating system as well as the computer and the application software. This AUM-thing is an almost infinite (from our perspective) living, evolving, conscious, sentient computer and operating system that develops its own software. At a minimum, it inhabits as well as defines and creates all the digital mind-space (reality) that we have the potential to even vaguely comprehend; other than that, it is an inconsequential piss-ant.

When I say that TBC is like the computer on your desktop, I am referring to the fundamental functional building blocks of binary cells, memory, instruction-sets, processors, data flow mechanics, and operating system control, not the specific design of these things or the system architecture. Think of a computer in the most generic terms possible and take care not to limit your imagination by what you presently know about computers. *

TBC should not be thought of as the big mainframe in the sky, or as the OS Department server within N Division, but as a metaphor describing the fundamental nature of the process and functionality (computation, memory, and rules) required to implement our reality.

TBC is a real thing; we relate to it more by its process and functionality (discussed in this section) than by its construction and design (discussed in Sections 2 and 4) – the same way most of us interact with our desktop computers. We don’t relate to chips and basic chip-level instruction-sets, but instead see our computers in terms of their functionality and the processes they implement. We are primarily interested in the processes we need to follow to optimize our interaction with them.

The most surprising thing is that TBC, the implementer of all reality within NPMRN, represents nothing mystical, no magic, just a huge (but finite), fast, mundane number cruncher running excellent, but not necessarily perfect, software. The mundaneness of TBC is, by itself, remarkable and interesting. Digital processing is digital processing however cleverly or efficiently it is implemented.

The software and operating system might reasonably be construed to represent the intent of AUM, or one may understand it as the result of evolutionary pressure working upon a growing, experimenting, evolving AUM-consciousness-system-being-thing exploring all its possible states. TBC, dedicated to NPMRN, represents only one small part of AUM’s computational part – other reality systems have their own computational and memory resources. All are interconnected because they are of one consciousness. We use the terms AUM, EBC, and TBC to express differing levels of digital functionality, however, at the root, they are not separate parts. Imagine a single evolving digital system serving multiple functions simultaneously.

Trying to differentiate between the larger consciousness system and yourself can be misleading – the boundaries are only functional. AUM, TBC, PMR, and you are all manifestations of a single consciousness. Each differs by function and purpose and is circumscribed by its specific constraints, yet all are of one continuous consciousness – like the lumps in a sheet.

Though the greater consciousness ecosystem is vast and ranges far beyond our view, there is much that lies within the reach of our direct experience and understanding. Humans have barely taken the first baby step toward knowing what is within our ability to know. As we continue to play our part in the larger consciousness cycle of entropy reduction, it is our right as well as our duty, to explore everything between where we are today and the far edge of our potential – to become aware and active participants in the Big Picture and full partners in the evolution of ourselves and AUM.

© © Tom Campbell, 09-09-2002. License: All rights reserved