Thursday, May 28, 2015

It's Dagger...Dagger Valley...yeaooowww!

I'm not sure why I started this with air guitar. But I did, so lets not speak of it again!

I've started a new kickstarter called 'Dagger Valley'. It's a blend of comic panels and a roll high for high scores game. It's sort of like playing zero level D&D - ie, you roll a lot and hope for high rolls to get through! Which I like as a premise. It'll be released as a free game on kickstarter, which you can be customed into the game to some degree depending on the reward you choose!

It's got a pretty humble goal of $66, which seems more than reasonable to me. A bargain even, yah yah?

I think I'd ramble onto some subject that's too obscure for a blurb about now, so I'll leave you with the link again instead! Dagger Valley

Friday, May 22, 2015

Parallels - the other you

I've been meaning to do this for awhile, but keep meaning to figure how to do it properly - and don't. Therefore I will instead get it done the other way - half assedly!!

This page is in reference to the idea that amongst about seven billion people, there's going to be someone who thinks like me and will search for this page just as much!

Whoa, now hold your horses - you could have the idea of searching for someone like you, but be different from me still! So maybe this is a false positive here - you might be different but had the same idea. Just saying! But it's nice you had the same idea, so good on you - hope you run into your parallel if it does turn out a false positive! And if you are my parallel - well, this is awkward! But then, being my parallel, you already knew that. That's going to be repeatedly embarrassing - but that's a nuance of us, I guess!

I've done the occasional search but never set up an anchor page for the above reason of not knowing just the right way. But that'd be no good if all my parallels did the same thing, would it? We'd never find each other - only searching and planting nothing to be searched for. So here's the half assed version!

The warped side is, everyone usually thinks they are a unique being and here I am looking for the maybe hundreds or atleast dozens of paralels of myself. What if I don't find them - but I didn't want to be unique.

"You're all individuals!"

I'm not.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Structure of reported 'Conciousness'

I aired this over at conscious entities first, but it deserves it's own little space!

I was thinking the issue of the reported 'experience' is something like this:

A is the pin pressed into the nerves of your finger tip.

B is the brain registering this, rather than just some nerves in your finger registering their input.

The thing is, this seems to be whole picture, yet it isn't the whole picture. Like, how do you know you're having an experience?

What if there is a C - this is the brain registering that B is occurring.

This would actually be a very useful survival trait - sometimes to get food you have to suffer a little pain/negative feedback. Instead of reflexively avoiding all pain,if the brain can monitor it's pain and create strategies to override the withdrawal reflex (in the name of gaining, say, honey while bees sting you)

The big issue here is that there is no D. D would be the brain registering that C is registering B.

Without a D, it seems B 'just happens' rather than it being a registering of B by C. Because you can't see C to see it's registering that. See? Scuse the pun!

But even if you had a D register, it might seem that C is just happening - it's a recursive issue. Every time you put on a new monitoring level, from the perspective of the subject that the monitoring level before it 'just happens'. It's inescapable. There's always one blind monitoring level.

But if we keep it simple and treat it that without a D, B just seems to happen - then the thing to think about is is 'experience' just happening, or are you failing to register your own registering/perception/seeing of it? Your seeing that you are having an experience - is that a C? And you lack a D to see the C in action? Thus C becomes invisible and off the radar - there only seems to be A and, seemingly most importantly, B?

Or more simply, how are you perceiving that you are having an experience right now? You report having an experience - but how are you detecting that? You just know - so you're saying you know experience is there, but you're also not seeing/perceiving/sensing it, somehow?

You say you're having an experience. So what is perceiving this?

Is it C?