There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), W.Shakespeare.
Plato liked democracy as much as Sir Roger Penrose likes quantum mechanics. By saving the distance in time, they both know perfectly that they are systems that work, but it scares them how quickly things degenerate when materialism takes over our minds.
Materialism arose from the triumph of reason over superstition during the social revolutions of the eighteenth century and is fundamentally based on the fact that the only reality is the material one, so metaphysics, things like “I think therefore I am” by Descartes were expelled from science with God and all the demons. It has turned out to be a risky swerve: mental creations like human rights have came flying out the window and are about to come off from the vehicle. After nonsenses such as fission energy or nonevents such as molecular physics, some disillusioned are resuming the subject; After all, nothing should be left out of observation and experimentation, so that apparently they are trying to recover an idea already outlined by Plato himself, a way of approaching the problem of consciousness, the idea of death, that of God and those things forbidden by skeptics; The proposal is that consciousness is not contained in the brain, but like the magnetism of a magnet, it covers the whole body and extends beyond, blending invisibly with other fields, ultimately forming a single field that vibrates and fluctuates throughout the entire universe. The concept of field is not a recent idea, it is not an invention of quantum physics, it was coined by Faraday.
Materialism is wounded, at least in academic circles, in such a way that material reality is no longer the fundamental, the essential issue; the being, the matter are just lumps of a gigantic energy shake, put it in some way. Quantum fields make up space-time and are not made of anything and it is the matter what is made of fields. Skepticism is reasonable, as long as there is no experiment corroborating a theory; this is not the case. The approach, the new perspective derives from the fact that the particles that make up the matter are not sterile beads, or spherical marbles that rotate … they lack definite form. An electron has a life much more complicated than we think, it interacts, it shares information, it has social life so to speak and the group of friends of its social network covers the whole universe. Scientists call it quantum entanglement, it was predicted mathematically and has been experimentally proven at different times. Two particles, two electrons for example, coming from the same source, share links regardless of the distance that separates them; Einstein considered it rather spooky.
But it is so, any change by which one of the electrons can be affected is instantly manifested in the other; it is what actually annoyed Einstein, that the process was apparently faster than light. Two of the experiments were carried out at great distances, one was carried out on the earth’s surface and the other between a satellite and the earth, with the same result, suggesting that both distance and time are irrelevant, so it is not absurd to think that the field of information would not be subdued to the tyranny of the speed of light and therefore there are realities beyond what we consider real. The existence of a medium that somehow links all minds, all data, all the information of the universe, may sound very Borg-style, hive minds and such, but nothing of that, It is not that individuality is futile, quite the contrary, it is very important that the vision that each living being has of the world from its capabilities and particular circumstance, must be as different as possible from that of the rest, because the field of information is enriched with the variety of perspectives. On the other hand, it must always be remembered that paraphrasing a staunch materialist like Feynman, in matters of this nature, believing or to trust is not what is important, it is necessary to doubt. To wonder ultimately and be open to other possibilities.
The problem that researchers is that they are accustomed to seek answers with instruments based on the known electromagnetic spectrum, without really knowing the limits of this electromagnetic spectrum, therefore perhaps they are unable to detect subtleties such as the alleged field of Information, so we still have to tiptoe over this whole matter of consciousness. Paradoxically the concept is an idea that somehow the corporations, governments and others are already exploiting, creating profiles, classifying, performing statistics and planning strategies with the help of the internet, for purposes similar to those that led to the construction of atomic bombs.
Things are more or less real from the material point of view, depending on the degree of interaction with the Higgs field, however particles like photons, ie light, ignore Higgs and his field completely, they are immaterial particles, nonexistent from the strictly materialistic point of view and there they are, like the neutrinos we do not even see. According to the second principle of thermodynamics, one of the most sacred laws, theoretically the information cannot be lost, more rare things have been seen, well, the evidence that the information is preserved seems to be so overwhelming that it has made to change the way of thinking of Stephen Hawking and I mention him not because he is a great scientist, which he certainly is, but because his recalcitrant stubbornness seemed to be proverbial.
It is curious that the ancestral corpus of the whole Eastern philosophy supports this particular holistic point of view that underlies inside of quantum mechanics; The observer is no different from the one observed …