DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1037

Can ‘Theory of Everything’ Be Global Theory of Consciousness? Ontology and Psychodynamics of I-observer.

Sergey B. Yurchenko

Abstract


The ‘theory of everything’ (TOE) is conceived to embrace all natural sciences Today the TOE is discussed mostly in physics. From Copenhagen interpretation to date, another discussion is widely unfolded on the role of consciousness in quantum experience and physical descriptions in general. The paper combines both the discussions and argues for a global theory of consciousness (GTC). It will be proven that the naturalistic postulate on the world’s independent existence is not quite correct but requires independence of any privileged anthropic I-observer with regard to relational observer-dependent scenario. The stream I(t) of consciousness is introduced by analogy with causal set modeling in quantum cosmology as a Markov chain (or a Turing machine) taken to be a set of the instant I-World states. In dynamics, the cogito emerges to be an unclosed loop on I(t) related directly to ψ-ontology. Further, it can be naturally extended to the perpetum cogito mechanism that entangles the triple ‘past-present-future’. In fact, it is a noncommutative algebra for physics on a boundary. I-observer moves in superposition through every current present and in ‘back-position’ towards the arrow of time.

Keywords


theory of everything; stream of consciousness; perpetum cogito; ψ-ontology; arrow of time; nonlocality

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