Interesting question and probably comes from the question of whether the universe is alive – which we can generally think of as a basic requirement when one asks whether the universe has consciousness.
The brain is often compared to the universe.Billions of neurons form a bond and create consciousness. Likewise, it would be conceivable that billions of stars would create a composite and communicate with each other using gravity and X-rays. And, similar to a star or a galaxy, the question arises whether a brain cell or brain area leads an independent life at all. How does it live as a brain cell? Does a brain cell know that it is part of a larger whole? Does she work as a team player or does she live in her own universe, which consists of nothing more than a few strands of nerves that arrive and a few others that leave? This would correspond to the light of the stars in the sky that we can see, but do not reach.
Do the brain cells simply lack the sensory organs to look beyond this horizon, as we lack the instruments to look behind the black in the sky?
How do you think a brain cell feels about time?And what standards might she use to make her feel time?
My thoughts are rather the other way around: I ask the question whether we have an awareness or whether we live.Also, I have no problem to question Descartes. We explain to think and live, but are based on a neural network (there is probably an additional component to control the performance of entire brain areas, but that does not change the fact that the brain is a logic computer), which follows logical rules and plays well-known programs on inputs (eyes, ears, sense of touch…) (“I’m bored, when are we finally there…”) We also have an idea of our universe based on our sensory organs and our sense of time.
The signal of a universe brain cell would probably have to be quite large.Perhaps a sun that does not exactly fluctuate at the center of its solar system due to its planets. Jupiter (heavy) takes 12 years, Neptune is 164 years, Merkus 88 days.
To orbit the sun.So while our brain cells act in milliseconds, a sun clocks in the range of 88 days or so. Millions? when all planets are in conjunction on one side of the Sun.
So such awareness would probably feel the same way for a trivial thought like “Hello, how’s it going,” just as we greet our neighbors need ingenuity, which, due to our manageable lifespan, probably means that we before it even noticed that it could greet us.We’re kind of the fly on the windshield when you’re on the highway: dead before you realize it ever existed.
The question of time remains: there is the question of whether life without consciousness lives at all, and the next question is how old a child actually has to be for him to live.A one-year-old child does not yet know that it exists. It processes hunger and tiredness into screams, because then someone comes and takes care of something, so that it lies more comfortable or just gets something to eat. This can also be wonderfully simulated with these baby dolls, which are supposed to educate young people for contraception. It’s just not consciousness. Without recalling Nazi idology, the question really arises whether children under about 4 years of age are able to fully fulfill the definition of “life”, because there is, for example, the moment that is (so far) not simulable by a dead computer: Confidence.
We assume in our universe that it is 14 billion years old.The evolution of the universe went from the Big Bang to gases to the incubation of heavier elements to the current stage of development. This shows an ageing process. The question remains whether the construction of the universe is old enough to develop consciousness, given that “thoughts” take millions or billions of years to be thought of.
Whereby – starting from the universe we can observe – the universe seems to have no consciousness.
But the universe we can observe is a variable.We have already had to move the Earth several times from the center of our observable universe and have reached the edge of an arbitrary galaxy in the middle. We are about as important in the world as the village of a suburb of a city that has a “at” in its name, so that it can be found on the map “at” a larger city. So there is a chance that at some point we will recognize our position in an even larger universe, for example, that this universe with several strands will be fed galaxies in the form of dark matter and that black holes are strands to other universes in which which entire galaxies disappear. It would be our perception of what might look like nerve strands from outside.
Then one could imagine that our universe is only a young brain cell of a much larger living being, in which human life has casually developed, which at some point travels through the universes, subdues the universes, according to their own wishes. and thus ensures that God eventually lies with Parkinson’s in an old-age home.
You don’t know.