I want to ask you, do you think the fundamental nature of remembered-internal-events is similar to the fundamental nature of the inside of a black hole? ChatGPT: It is an interesting analogy to make. Black holes are characterized by a singularity, which is a point of infinite density and zero volume. Similarly, remembered-internal-events may also be characterized by a singularity, in the sense that they exist only within the individual mind and are inaccessible to any outside observer. Both black holes and remembered-internal-events also represent a limit to our understanding, as we may never be able to directly observe or confirm the reality of either. However, it is important to note that there are significant differences between the two concepts, and using one as a direct analogy for the other may not capture all of the nuances of each.
I debated Chat-GPT on my ideas about thinking, we ultimately didn’t see eye to eye but it was interesting
Andrew Malcolm: We are still not meeting eye to eye. I disagree that thoughts are experienced in the present moment, I believe they exist in a consciously created past. Chat GPT: I see, thank you for clarifying your perspective. It seems that we may have a fundamental disagreement about the nature of conscious experience and the role of memory in shaping our thoughts.
Chapter One: 2008 – East Hamilton (Friday before the Dragonboat Races)
Free-Written passage from Coast by A. Richard Malcolm Free PDF and links to buy Die Coast Bye Cecilia: pressureoflight.ca Part One: East Hamilton, to Toronto Harbour Lighthouse, to Toronto Islands’ Ward’s Beach, through the Eastern Gap into Toronto’s Inner Harbour, and scenic paddle along the inner harbour’s industrialised East Shore “‘He says the weather’s horrendous. And … Continue reading Chapter One: 2008 – East Hamilton (Friday before the Dragonboat Races)
Don’t Squander Your Capacity to Conceive of the Infinite
Andrew Malcolm paddling Comox Harbour, Vancouver Island, 2007 Thinking is mental activity that's remembered, as opposed to mental activity that isn't remembered. Thus there is a step that proceeds thinking: translating mental activity into a form recollectable through short-term memory. My essay is a description of the basic, initial steps taken to translate mental activity … Continue reading Don’t Squander Your Capacity to Conceive of the Infinite
The difference between external and internal events, as demonstrated by thunderstorms, dinner parties, and a letter from a teenage Einstein
This post is an excerpt from my essay, and the book of my essay and novel: IMAGINE A MAN WALKING in the middle of a field, unaware that a thunderstorm is brewing just above his head. Suddenly he’s startled by a nearby lightning strike and crack of thunder. That lightning strike is an event in the … Continue reading The difference between external and internal events, as demonstrated by thunderstorms, dinner parties, and a letter from a teenage Einstein