|Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 11:29 am: |
Extrapolations from an interconnected universe.
What does it really mean to have an ‘interconnected universe’? How far do these interconnections go? Are they as fundamental as sub-atomic particles reaching down to the quantum level? Or do these interconnections spread out to galactic systems? Is it counter-intuitive to say these abstract interconnections connect everything in existence? In effect, no matter how small or great, are we living in an intimately interrelated universe, from here to infinity?
1. Can we say the proposition: “Everything is what and where it is as the pressure of everything else allowed it to be over time in relation to its interconnected totality, in relation to everything else?”
2. If the state of interconnections is all inclusive, in effect ‘infinite’, are there conditions where these interrelated interconnections break down, that they are no longer connected?
3. If the answer to #2 is NO, then does it stand to reason there is an emergent ‘definition’ of each thing in existence from its infinitely interconnected totality? (I.e., it can only be what it is?)
4. If the answer to #2 is YES, then where do the interconnections fail and stop influencing the emergent definition of each thing in relation to everything else?
5. But if this emergent definition is an unrestricted totality (#2 NO), then can we say each thing in existence defaults to its ‘identity’ defined by the state of everything else? We are what an infinitely interrelated, interconnected reality makes us to be, each piece in the image of the whole?
6. If this identity is defined by its state of being in everything else, whether constrained or unlimited, can this apply to each living thing as well as to inanimate objects? Are we a ‘living identity’ defined by the matrix of an infinite universe?
7. Extrapolating that our identity is defined by these interconnections, ad infinitum, then what ramifications can we expect in relation to ‘Who’ we are? Do we exist as some personal ‘identity definition’ in the emergent totality of where and when we are in the universe? Is this ‘Who we are’?
8. If our universal identity is Who we are, then in interacting with other Who’s, are we interacting not only locally but also at our largest totalities, where our respective universes meet?
9. In fact, are we all connected universally in some strange way on an infinite scale? Is there some way we can be better centered in these connections?
10. Lastly, if we live in a universe that can create life, does our ‘universal identity’ survive us in death? Could that infinite identity each one of us carries be what traditionally had been called our ‘soul’?
This discussion ends here. But the ramifications continue. For example: how should people interact with each other to conserve the integrity of their personal, universal identities? What affects have coercions on our identities? Are human agreements where our personal, universal identities meet? What of human kindness, caring and love? Are our life circumstances due to an interactive exchange we have with our universal identities? Are we all connected? Do we live in a conscious universe?
Also see: ’Interrelationship’ is only part of story