Life And Culture Are Virtual Realities

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Life And Culture Are Virtual Realities

A. Relevant definitions of terms:

Real: not artificial or illusory, occurring or existing in actuality as a physical entity, having objective independent existence.

reality: the quality or state of being real, a real event, entity, or state of affairs, the totality of real things and events.

Virtual: being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted, hypothetical thing whose existence is inferred from apparently indirect evidence, existing within a virtual reality.

Virtual Reality: An artifactual environment, image, process or scenario conjured and experienced through sensory or neuronal stimuli and in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment.

B. Relevant definitions of Earth life:

Earth Life: 1. a format of temporarily constrained energy, retained in temporary constrained genetic energy packages in forms of genes, genomes and organisms 2. a real virtual affair that pops in and out of existence in its matrix, which is the energy constrained in Earth’s biosphere.

Earth organism: a temporary self-replicable constrained-energy genetic system that supports and maintains Earth’s biosphere by maintenance of genes.

Gene: a primal Earth’s organism. (1st, base, stratum organism)

Genome: a multigenes organism consisting of a cooperative commune of its member genes. (2nd stratum organism)

Cellular organisms: mono- or multi-celled earth organisms. (3rd stratum organism)

C. Relevant comprehensions of culture

– The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.

– The customary beliefs, social forms, set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices
and material traits of a group, and the characteristic features of its everyday existence.

– The totality of ways of the organisms’ dealing with (reaction to, manipulation of, exploitation of) its environment. A biological entity selected for survival of the genome as means of extending its exploitation capabilities of the out-of-cell circumstances, consequent to the earlier evolution and selection of the genome’s organ, its outermost cell membrane, for controlling the inside-of-cell genes’-commune environmental circumstances.

– The ubiqitous biological entity that drives Earth life evolution by imprinting genetics, by continuously modifying genes’ expressions.

D. Comprehension of “spiritual matters”

“Spiritual matters” are virtual reality affairs. They are feasible only for living organisms that have a culture, i.e. that have a pattern of sensings and reactions to the sensings. Genes, and therefore also genomes, are organisms and display virtual reality phenomena, therefore also multicelled organisms,including humans, display such “spiritual” phenomena.

E. Virtual reality and the 21st century world economy collapse

The 21st century world economy collapse is a collapse of a culture, of the 20th century technology culture, of its values and attitudes and ethics and morals. The world’s population is still (Feb 2009) clinging desperately to the collapsed concepts and expectations and makes a huge painful effort to revive the collapsed culture instead of to steadfastly modify it. It is sadly and exasperatingly obvious that the economy collapsed due to adherance to absurd virtual reality  concepts and expectations, and that the only hope to survive and overcome the collapse is to understand its nature and to plan and embark on a course to a new, science-based, more rational, virtual reality culture.

Dov Henis
(Comments From The 22nd Century)

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