We have come to know so much of how things happen to be, and what things make-up reality, in their numbers, substance, essence, and story. Yet, in knowing, we are away from actuality, of our self and of the world we experience. We ponder our part with words, even pace our path in our sense of being in the world. But they are within “our” reality, of our conscious, self and what we experience.
As self or identity, lost in our reality from our whole, “we” are deprived of being immanent of Reality, as a part of our whole. We determine what we experience. Our reality tends to be a linear reductive identification, in what we think we are and do in the world, we can think “we’re in”. There is no approach to, or appreciation and actualisation of our being a part of our whole, and so of Reality.
Knowing and know-how, of science and technology has complicated our lives, extended and augmented the self, created more problems and strains within our realities and in reality (environment), and there seems to be no end, no “that will do, Pig” (as the New Zealand farmer would call “Babe”, to take him home to where it’s all at, after a great success to not let stardom get to your head) – we seem to be hurtling unstoppable, like lemmings towards a precipice, like a particle making its own field, as we plot our selves level within our frame (of reference) but through our exponential curve.
We progress on and on, but also regress so, on and on, as we act and consider why, how or what, to be or to do. We may form a circle to contain our all, what we experience or know, accept our self-referencing circularity. And we may quest for what is outside that circle, its core, edges, or perhaps essence. Physics’ boundaries demonstrate some of these : what is outside beyond the universe, what was before the Big bang, where are quantum particles controlled from and how, what is the nature of space-time.
Of course, the medium determines our expression, whether it be the scientific institution, the app on the phone, or the work place. We may be opinionated, if not optimistic, in our post-modern familiarity with our involvement. It is just as if AI has stepped through the inter-phase into the world, and like two membranes passing through each other, AI and the inter-phase (appliance, computer, robot) intersects right through our self and identity between them. We are extended into and enmeshed by the technological medium, to places we’d not get to without the medium, as it filters or smears “us”, as self or identity into and through it, directly to the AI, in our reality,
Learning and self generating (observers can’t see what they, the computer things, are doing to generate their programmes) capabilities of computers cause reflexive emergence from between parts, of a whole new individual original initiative, of not just growing but running itself with generative direction or bigger circles.
I think it is time for us, to activate the whole computer, ours, to bounce as a part within the “system” of our whole, for the reflexive emergence of more than their parts, the activation of other parts and our whole. Boundaries need to be re-established with an mereological (study of parts and wholes) orientation for Reality, our whole being and our part in the human condition.
We are engaged, entangled in our self and identity, with our sense of others and the world. We must understand our reality as part of our whole, and our associations as parts, of who allows for our reality and is next to other wholes in Reality.
Link to related blogs “Be a part” https://realityhc.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/be-a-part-2/