The Fragmentation of the Universe and the Devolution of Consciousness

@inproceedings{Thaler2009TheFO,
  title={The Fragmentation of the Universe and the Devolution of Consciousness},
  author={Stephen Thaler},
  year={2009}
}
Contrary to the popular notion that consciousness is the result of a noble evolutionary process, I speculate that this rather ill-defined concept and phenomenon may be the result of the fragmentation of an otherwise completely connected and totally ‘feeling’ universe. As various regions of this universe topologically pinch-off from the whole, connection-sparse boundaries form over which sporadic and impoverished information exchange takes place. Supplied with only scanty clues about the state… CONTINUE READING
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