You are Soul!
By Prof. Dr. Stasys Paulauskas
"You have no soul. You are the soul. Your soul has a body” (C.S. Lewis never said that).
The dichotomy of body and soul is a never-ending drama of controversy from religion to the Internet. However, in recent decades, with the learning to digitize the world, the creation of the computer, the Internet, the mobile phone, we are increasingly becoming information creatures, spending more and more time online. Our souls, who have forgotten their bodies for a while, communicate on social networks. The soul is God in my body. Does this not mean that we become informational souls with physical bodies - spacesuits? As we sit in quarantine, let us think about who we are and how it affects our present and future. It could be useful.
From Physics to Metaphysics
We emerge from the physical world, determined by our five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. We first identify with our physical body. But we always have reason to doubt whether we are mere bodies or whether the body is me. We are souls who adapt the body to their needs. We each live with an earthly spacesuit suitable for the atmosphere of planet Earth. Mars will need a different spacesuit. In recent decades, we have seen people change their bodies without major scruples and even drastically. For reasons of physical attractiveness, we are not afraid of plastic surgeries, which help to improve many parts of the body. Sometimes I am shocked by the determination to transform my body from masculine to feminine and vice versa. If in the past beauties were measured in centimetres in competitions, now experts are more interested in the spiritual world of the contenders, the richness of the soul. By denying the body, we exalt our soul and identify with it.
Like other animals, we can think - to model fragments of one's own life with the help of mental images. The soul is a mental image of my life in the past, present and future, programs of action acquired, created or seen, full of reflections of the above five senses. Called Homo sapiens sapiens (HSS), we are proud to not only think, but also to realize that we think. We differ from animals in that we can encode these mental images with the help of sound signs, a language that helps to communicate them to each other.
The miracle of language is that it enables you to model the whole world with the help of words. Every child learns this craft. However, unlike the physical world, words do not reflect specific parts of the world, but the general codes of mental images - "things". When we say the word "house", we mean all the habitats that are suitable for our lives. The language has two main drawbacks. The same words evoke different images in the minds of the people who communicate. And we spend a lot of time trying to convey our images more accurately to others. People have already spent tens of thousands of years to solve these problems.
The ability to model the world with the help of objects was called Metaphysics by Aristotle (what is after physics). The metaphysical worldview consists of things as non-interacting and unchanging distinctions. Most of us are metaphysicians and perceive the world as a sphere. We understand the universe as a three-dimensional physical space.
Metaphysics has provided the basis for naming mental images differently. Wisdom emerged, lovers of thinking - philosophers. The philosopher does not work with natural physical object. He thinks in many ways - he is free to operate on words and their images, creating ever new possible and impossible connections between things. Thus, philosophers are sometimes able to find various paradoxes. Unfortunately, philosophers try to transfer to our heads images whose counterparts we do not have in our heads. Philosophy does not facilitate but complicates communication. Metaphysical philosophy, without any connection with reality, cannot be applied in the present world, so it has remained history. It is simply the diversity of the material world that hinders the rapid and reliable transfer of mental images from one head to another.
Dialectics is a picture of the world of relationships
Dialectics took a better imagination of the world. Could not see unnoticed when the real things interact with each other (Buddhism) as they carried each other's material, judge and information. And this leads to change (Heraclitus) and development (Galileo Galilee). Interactions of things take place not only in three physical dimensions but also in time. Therefore, a time scale was added to the length, width and height (A. Einstein). The world is conceived as a set of objects, their properties and the relationship between them. Relationships reflect the connections - the physical and informational interactions between things.
"The logical extrapolation of the worldview from the material imagination and the transition to all systems" when the dialectical worldview was launched. Instead of the elements of the "object" world, there is a "relationship", which is not the only logical category, as is customary in metaphysics. A relationship is a real physical transition process in which materials, justice, and information are transferred between interacting parts of the world. Once you reveal how the relationship works, include a universal world model and a modelling tool. And then the final model of the world raid spiral and the need for the future.
No one doubted that the elementary relationship is two-way. Dialectics is a worldview of bilateral relations. The ratio reflects the exceptional quality of the interaction over time. And the dialectical world took the form of a spiral of evolution. There has been an understanding that the world is repeating itself in an ever-increasing quality of relationships. The dialectic developed three main development scenarios: unity and struggle of opposites, transition of quantitative changes to qualitative ones, and ways of their use.
In recent centuries, the dialectical worldview has read the illusion that the raid on the world and society has been renewed and has given rise to a fundamental creation: a communist society. A Soviet Union and a Socialist sand dune covering one-sixth of the world were created, which for over 70 years sought to base its life on the dialectical imagination of the world. Unfortunately, in the late 1980s, this extensive experiment collapsed and escaped in the socialist sand dunes. And the dialectic is completely undeserved, as the child was "poured into oblivion along with dirty water." "Universities of the Western World".
The dialectic was defended by Cybernetics
The collapse of the dialectic was caused by the idea of an abstract word relationship. The relationship is not just when we each understand the skirt, but as a logical connection. The introductory society or people, as social and economic relations (historical materialism), do not become freer and smarter. Moreover, such an understanding does not provide a constructive basis for effective operation.
But how did dialectics help improve the reliability of the transmission of mental images to all trumpets? What an invention is useful here. This is the digitization of mental images. Numbers are few (0-9) and people understand them more evenly as words. The math mark enabled the digital to weigh mental images, which allowed them to be transferred more quickly from one head to another. But the idea expressed by medieval Rene Descartes, when every known knowledge is supplied by science as far as mathematics is concerned, has long been unheard of in the world of philosophers.
Dialectics has become the worldview that digital has given the best impetus to human development. The affair has been restrained so that the infinite variety of objects and their properties can be digitized. The ratio is denoted by a more universal model of the world, so it can be used to easily calculate and use a single mathematical form, but also with the help of physical electronic circuits. XX a. in the mid-19th century, the father of cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, provided a digital approach to the machine and the living organism. The dialectical relationship was materialized in the logical scheme "yes - no", which formed a computer - a model for modelling virtual people. The computer has a two-way relationship - the basics of payments from 0 to 1 and 1 to 0, billions of performers per second. With the help of a computer, people create an artificial - virtual world of information interactions.
Eventually he set out to explain how accurate people made the computer. Selected when the purpose of the computer is to help digitize the mental images and transmit them to everyone quickly and easily. After all, exam laziness, who do not like to write and even read, but prefer to get rid of the emotional image - a smile. We’d rather watch a video than read a text. It also seems that the economic law is less than the average way of consuming energy. Not surprisingly, computer, smartphone and Internet hardware improvements make the word communication any visuals. The improvement of the computer and Internet interface is due to the fact that already fast high-speed communication can tell each other your favourite images.
We recently heard about examples of how to "remove" a brain wave from a reading person and turn it into a text on a computer screen. No more keyboards, mice, or PCs will be needed anytime soon. The next communications versions of 5G and 6G, 7G under development will enable the computer to host the cloud and ensure a wireless interface to the Internet. Then we will no longer communicate in words, but in natural - mental images. Concerned about the ecology of the internet, when time is not maintained to defend itself against polluting images.
The dialectic did the proper work to enable the transition to a higher quality of life. But for humans, this "feat" of digitizing dialectics is not known. Cybernetics digitized and defended dialectics, but completely killed philosophy.
Virtualics is a virtual modelling tool
Studying radio electronic and observable oscilloscope display, electrical pulse, logical first forward, wondering whether there are no such curve aid models to be used in society, but the natural processes of ongoing transitions. This solution to the problem took half a century. And very little was needed - a dialectical mathematical model of the relationship - a dichotomy. Her core year course is a spiral in the development of world relations.
Mathematical methods are included in any model of two-way relationships, but create journeys, four- and multifaceted models of relationships, and get closer to modelling the real world when life is a spiral of multi-faceted relationships. The further away, if the examples are more precisely defined, the greater the number of strands of world development and their basic examples of restoring and eating the intended tasks.
Call this multilateral relationship meta-theory “Virtualics,” and I have been using it for thirty years to create various equal strategic self-government sisters. I model the qualitative turns of the world and life. Anthropogenesis is designed to model human observation and evolution. Sociogeny - the laws of the development of social relations. Technogeny is a research platform of human abilities and the nature of art, the laws of raid and their mechanisms of expression. The network is strange, not less and less of a world and areas of human life whose future is unknown. Virtual technologies are telescopes and innovations - tools designed and developed. Introduce a host of virtual tools to help you pass the time and do a good job. My students master them easily.
Homo Virtualis - until 2050
The corona virus has made humanity involuntarily jump on the internet. The virus does not harm our souls but kills our bodies. The realization that we are not bodies, but souls is determined by the laws of world development and we have no alternatives to it. The sooner we realize this, the easier it will be to embrace the Internet as a new home for people. And we will begin to take more responsible care of our bodies.
There is no doubt that the global biosphere is accepting humans as a terrible virus that has polluted waters and air, disrupted the climate, and exterminated over 80% of animal species. The cause of this evil is identification with the body and its material needs. The insane pursuit of money, the excessive production and consumption of pollution, wars and the impoverishment of entire nations are the hallmarks of the worst monster this world has ever seen. The stupidest thing is that we do all this to improve the existence of our spacesuit. As a result, the natural self-defence mechanisms of the animal world produce increasingly terrifying bacteria and viruses designed to damage our bodies and lift a person out of a decent living world to accelerate his natural migration to the Internet. To lock our homes, we should bow to the wisdom and power of nature that has been able to isolate us from the living environment. I would suggest no more hope that we will return to our orgy of bodily madness and irresponsibility. No isolation and masks will help to defend yourself - an irresponsible and stupid body. A wise and loving soul must save.
So, we have no other way than to perceive ourselves as informational souls and fundamentally change our lives. By simply abandoning the burning of oil, gas, coal, wood and other fuels, fertilizers and pesticides, we will extend the life of our own spacesuit by twenty years. With the help of clean and environmentally friendly wind and solar energy, electric cars, smart homes, organic farming and other technologies, it is possible to quickly clean up and stop destroying wildlife.
By learning to operate our bodies according to the genome, we will live longer for another 20 years. By giving up management relationships and criticism, we will avoid stress and be able to stay healthy for up to 120 years. However, so much may not be needed as the increasing involvement of the entire population of the planet in the Internet and social networks irreversibly shapes and builds the Global Brain. They will lead to the shift of all human activity to the internet by 2050. The farther away, the more this powerful thinking and loving superhuman (Omega Point, Teijard de Charden) will begin to live his own life in the universe. Various authors have named this next quality of life differently. Some call it God. I called it Homo Virtual - a virtual man. And we will each become a cell of his wisdom.
There is no need to resist the advent of a higher quality of life. Let us accept it as a good and nurture it purposefully and with Divine love. I write about it for a third of a century. We will understand this soon. One of the things we will have to do is dig out and dispose of the waste of our irresponsible activities and leave the physical world as we found it. And we will rise into the divine world of good works without spiritual rubbish and with a clear conscience. After all, we will become God.
Read the scientific version in English here - https://www.eksponente.lt/S-Paulauskas-Anthropogeny-Human-quality-virtual-leap.pdf