If nature produced a consciousness that you experience one extended period of time, why can't it produce more than one at the same time?

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If nature produced a consciousness that you experience one extended period of time, why can't it produce more than one at the same time?

To answer this question you have to understand what produces a consciousness that you experience. There have been many theories but little science until relatively recently. What science is learning is that the brain produces consciousness. How does the brain produce consciousness? And how does the brain produce your consciousness? Can your brain produce some else's consciousness and can someone else's brain produce your consciousness?

What we think we know scientifically and simply is that the brain is a very complex interconnecting system of neurons. These neurons communicate with each other in complex patterns that change over time.

How do we know what is going on in the brain when it comes to producing a particular person's consciousness? We could look into the brain of a person and view the structure and functioning of the brain. But this does not give us an understanding of what consciousness is being produced by the brain unless we have a way of converting the knowledge about the structure and functioning into knowledge about what is the actual consciousness that is being produced. Without a name to the brain we do not know who the consciousness belongs to.

Some thinkers might object to the concept of the brain producing or creating consciousness, but they are science's most accurate words for what is happening in the brain. We know that we cannot say the brain is consciousness because brains can exist without being conscious. Other thinkers have the belief that matter can not produce consciousness, that there has to be something else like a soul or mind substance involved in some way. There are many problems with this stance, first being we have never found a soul or mind substance. Second being how does a mind substance produce consciousness? Third, how then does this mind substance connect to a specific body to produce a specific consciousness for this body. Fourth, why does the brain have to be so complex and function in such complex ways if it is not the one that is actually producing consciousness? We can imagine all sorts of complex theories about how consciousness is produced by or related to made up concepts like souls and mind substances or the like. But we actually know nothing about these concepts because we can not scientifically study these concepts. We do not even have clues about the speculation about these concepts, because they can be anything and do anything. The best you can have is a partially coherent system, but it will not be coherent with science.

Science and technology is all about duplicating material things and processes. Science duplicates experiments to gather knowledge, technology duplicates products and processes that are successful, useful, and desired. Nature duplicates material things and processes all the times also, such as stars, planets, atoms, leaves, people, brains, neurons, animals, plants, and consciousnesses. If nature can produce many consciousnesses at the same time why not the same consciousness at the same time? The usual scientific answer is that the brain is so complex that it will never repeat the same sequence of functioning over again. Thus there will never be the same consciousness produced again. If nature can't, because of the nearly impossible probability can people, eventually, through their knowledge, technology, motivation, and desire duplicate the same consciousness? Maybe? But why would they want to considering how extremely difficult it would be? If you took the same matter that president Lincoln was made of and arranged it in the same pattern that it was before he was shot and then got it to function exactly the same way it was at that time would you have recreated president Lincoln? He would act and look like Lincoln so it would be him for outside observers. But would this be life after death for Lincoln or stated in another equivalent way does this new Lincoln have the same ixperiencitness as the original Lincoln that died in 1865? The problem on the surface seems impossible to solve. How can we know and then compare the ixperiencitness of a person that has died to one that is alive?

The answer is by producing a coherent scientific theory that is supported by experimentation more than any other theory. A very simple hypothesis is that the same structure and functioning over time in a human will produce the same consciousness over that period of time. A second simple hypothesis is that the same consciousness over time has the same ixperiencitness over time. These two hypothesis do not require the same or different matter being used or being in the same or different space or time. These are extremely helpful and useful ideas! But identity is almost impossible to produce with the most advanced technology in an organism as complex as a human. If in manufacturing of an object, if the exact duplication was necessary for the product to have the needed and desired qualities we would be making no produces because they would not suit our needs and desires. Luckily we do not have to have the same matter to produce the same product nor does it have to be exactly like the previously produced objects.

There are billions of neurons in the brain. The removal of any one neuron may not effect the consciousness produced ever. Each neuron is can be connected to a thousand different neurons by ways of its synapse. There are more than millions of different ways to change this one neuron's interconnections. Many of these changes will have no effects on the consciousness produced. Changes in the over all nervous system can make the system function more differently or they can cancel out and still produce the same consciousness. Exact Identity of structure and functioning is not necessary to produce the same consciousness.

Is exact identity of consciousness necessary to produce the same ixperiencitness? It is not either.

There are an extremely large amount of structures and functioning that will have or produce the same ixperiencitness. Because of this principle, the probability that nature can produce the same ixperiencitness again later in time is greatly increased.

The longer the time period involved the more likely the same ixperiencitness will be produce in another itobody (human body). Consequently, the shorter the time period involved the less likely that the same ixperiencitness will exit at the same time. Usually the same ixperiencitness exists over a large part of a person's life (awarepath) produced by his body, so most points in that physapath, when created will produce the same ixperiencitness but not the same consciousness.

A major argument against another person having the same ixperiencitness as another at the same time is the ideas that I am not experiencing what this other person is so consequently this other person is not me consequently he does not have my ixperiencitness. Not having the same consciousness at the same time does not means that two or more different people can't have the same ixperiencitness at the same time. For example, if you traveled into the past and saw yourself yesterday this would be you yesterday with your ixperiencitness but you were experiencing different things yesterday than you are now. If you proceeded to travel into the future with your previous self you both could observe your future self that has the same ixperiencitness but again a different consciousness. Even if you say that time travel is impossible, so we do not need to even consider this situation, you have to admit that you are much more than what you are experiencing right now. In other words there are consciousnesses and structures and functioning that did or will produce your current ixperiencitness.

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