A person is to be compared to a machine following preprogrammed movements [draft]

Updated May 17, 2022

Persons can be compared to The Internet of Things, where machines communicate with each other according to how they are programmed.

Persons can be compared to the machines on ‘Internet of Things,’ which can communicate with each other according to their programming.

In the previous article, What is life, where does it come from, and what is the meaning, you got no answer to those questions. This is because life is that which is One, and it takes more than one to explain what it is. However, in this article, there are some explanations of the unexplainable, namely that you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, although there is no life there.

The ideas of Iot, which is an abbreviation for Internet of Things, are used to show how the appearance of you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is comparable to a machine hooked up to a network like the web.

WHAT IS IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS)
As the name suggests, it is the internet used by humans and things. The latter can be refrigerators, washing machines, or children’s toys connected via the internet. But it can also be cars, traffic lights, and the water supply. There is no limitation to the kinds of machines that can be connected to the internet, nor what they will be communicating with and its purpose.

A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF IOT
One example could be that your lock, hooked up to the internet, registers you are the last person in the household leaving the house in the morning, so it tells the thermostats to turn down the heat and the light bulbs.

Or maybe you are late for work, so you hurry until your smartwatch or speaker tells you to take it easy because your train is ten minutes late. The communication happens with the help of sensors that register where you are via a smartphone, for example, that uses cyber agents to look out for where you are heading.

THE FUTURE OF IOT
Cars that can drive without a driver via sensors measuring the distance to other vehicles, the width of the street and whatever is needed for your safety. They are predicted via a shared network, where information automatically is exchanged. And there will be sensors on people, so data continually is sent to a computer that informs a doctor if specific numbers are going up or down.

To be conscious is to separate – and that causes suffering.

When all the objects you are in touch with during the day are connected with the internet and, therefore, can sense and communicate for you without your involvement, it changes where decisions are made and who makes them. But even though machines are choosing for you, they do it to serve you – at least until they are implemented with true AI (artificial intelligence), making them conscious about themselves.

Thus they conclude the commands they execute, based on signals received from the internet, are conceived by themselves. Since rationally speaking, humans are one big mess, and the system of the machines is very logical, they eventually decide it is not sane to serve humans. Actually, it is best to end them.

With a reference to the new movie Transcendence, Stephen Hawk is warning against AI.

With reference to the movie Transcendence, Stephen Hawking warns against the use of AI.

Among others, Steven Hawking is afraid that this is going to happen. He probably expects that machines, being conscious about themselves, will do what humans always do, namely destroy everything inferior to themselves or make it subordinate, so it can be used to serve themselves.

In other words, machines programmed with AI, working via signals from a network like IoT, remind humans of themselves. Thus they expect and fear the devices will become just as self-centred and destructive as humans, who have no respect for the environment supporting them. They do not want to serve it but to master it to exploit it for as much as possible at anybody’s expense.

The potential of machines with AI (artificial intelligence) and their possible autonomy and independence are the basis of several movies, for example The Terminator, The Matrix, The Thirteenth FlooreXistenZ2001: A Space Odyssey, I, Robot, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Blade Runner, THX 1138Transcendence and the TV show Person of Interest. In regard to the experience of being someone in a body where you are not, the movie Source Code is right on the spot. The movie Edge of Tomorrow deals with being a machine connected to a greater network.

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Those who see the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is One do not perceive their apparent differences to make a difference. Thus they are not blinded by the rule of separation, which is to be and have more than others.

THE UNIVERSE IS TO BE COMPARED TO IOT
The whole universe can be compared to a simulation, where every appearance – whether judged as animate or inanimate – is a machine. They are all connected with IoT, through which they can communicate with each other and use their sensory system to move around as if they are individual beings.

In the beginning, all the machines followed their preprogrammed movements generated by electric impulses without problems. Then a new model of the chimpanzee, called a human, was installed with artificial intelligence.

The new model became aware of itself as an individual being. And even though it separated it from IOT, thus others, it was willing to pay the price of loneliness to feel exclusive. Look at the history of the world, and you know the rest of the story and that it is bound to repeat itself. New machines with better artificial intelligence will hide the old simulation of the universe by manipulating the code of IoT.

The belief in being someone in a simulated world can be undone in less than a split second by going through the black hole connecting it with reality. However, that is not the subject of this hack, but hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is One.

As a person in the world, you are the wireless messages you seem to receive. If you were not programmed to perceive them as solid matter, you might instead look like this image. Thus there would not appear to be a difference between you and the message.

HAPPINESS COMES FROM SERVING THE BRAIN
Your appearance as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is due to a network comparable to IoT. And everything you appear to think and do yourself is executed via pre-made signals you receive from this network through built-in sensors. However,  this does not mean you cannot have fun pretending to be an individual. For example, think about how much fun it can be to pretend that you are someone in the virtual world of a computer game, where every step you take works out precisely as coded by the author.

You have nothing to lose in an illusion. What happens to the one you pretend to be, does not affect reality. This is not to say that you should not care about keeping the person you pretend to be sound and safe. Doing that is part of that game, and it happens all by itself when you follow the signals coming from the director of the game, namely the brain. 

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Serving the brain is effortless because you are not trying to be remarkable.

Like the world of a computer game is constructed to give you the maximum pleasure, the experiences of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one are fabricated by the brain to entertain you. It is not possible to change the experiences. Thus you feel disappointed if you try to edit them. However, you can change your perception of them. Read more about that in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end.

8015.IoT with Avner FINAL2The idea of an almighty god in the sky that rules the world, can be compared to the Cloud from where IoT wirelessly, via sensors in the machines, rules them.

The above is not meant to be a new theory you must follow. Actually, the examples should not be taken too literal. The movie list and the making of IoT are, within the context of the world, are based on facts. But the rest is a fable meant to show that everything experienced is fiction, including reading this because it takes more than one to be aware of something, and there is no more than oneness. That is why all your experiences are a symbol of oneness.

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You cannot leave a world where there seems to be more than one. You are not there because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. But you can stop believing to be someone in such a world by perceiving the apparent effects of this belief to be symbols of that which is One.

From the perspective of a world where everything has an end, that which is without end, namely oneness, appears to be extremely big and powerful. But as it takes more than one to have a shape, oneness is formless and therefore sizeless. Hence it is as small as can be. And as it also requires more than one to have something, it has no power.

That is why it cannot prevent anyone from believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Neither does it need to. Nothing can be separated from oneness because it is formless.

All thoughts are in the cloud circling around you. What you seem to think depends on what frequencies in the cloud you connect to – it is just like a radio, where you choose a specific station to play the music you like, but you do not make the music.

You do not make your thoughts. The brain produces all thoughts – like the cloud fabricates the info a self-driving car needs to drive somewhere.

APPENDIX: THOUGHTS ARE NOT MADE BY YOU BUT BY THE BRAIN
The tech world wants to have as much data as possible (from you and anything else in the world) stored in the Cloud, so you can download and use the data and use it as it is your own.

However, the amount of data is getting so overwhelming, that you need help in organising it to find what you need. For this, the tech world makes intelligent sensors that compare data and decide for you, what you need – like Spotify and Apple Music decide what music you like.

In some new text editors, you only need to write the first word. Then the editor suggest a whole sentence. Since such text editors are programmed to assume it knows better than you, it involves much determination not to blindly follow their suggestions.

In the years to come, all apps on your smartphone will talk together via the Cloud. Based on your digital patterns, you will be told what you need before you know it. As a person in the world, you are to be compared to a machine connected to the Cloud. You do not make thoughts yourself. They are downloaded from the cloud. And because of the constant connection with it, you get the info needed to act out as an individual in charge of their life.

A human being is as empty as a radio in the sense that it has no self, soul or consciousness. It is nothing but an appearance governed by mechanics – and like nothing coming out of a radio is made by itself, nothing coming out of a human is self-made.

However, it is nothing but mechanical routines in the brain making up what you believe in experiencing. This also applies to having so-called spiritual experiences. The brain makes them for those bored by mundane experiences. Nothing is new because everything is stored in the brain.

As a person in the world, you seem to be in a body, that you considers yours. But you are not free to go where you want to. The GPS coordinations for your trip has already been entered. All you can do is to choose how to perceive the ride.


As someone in the world, you appear to be in a body considered yours. But you are not free. The GPS coordination for your whereabouts has already been entered. All you can do is choose how to perceive your trip. It can be compared to being inside a self-driving car, that, like you, has no self to plan where to go. It simply follows signals from the Cloud.

A Google Self-driving Car does not have a self that decides where to go, nor do you. The self-driving car gets its direction from the Cloud. You follow the instructions from the brain. In both cases the movements are nothing but mechanics, although you may try to make it look like they are due to conscious decisions made by you.

The body where you believe to reside is to be compared to a Google Self-driving Car. From there you can choose to look out the window and experience the world passing by. But you cannot decide where to go. It is determined by the decisions made by the brain. But unlike a self-driving car, you have consciousness, so you can choose how to perceive the ride. The way you perceive the body and the ride in it determines if everything is over when the mechanics of the body cease to work or if it is a transition returning you to that which makes it possible to experience a ride in a body.

Ways of perceiving the ride, so you return to that which makes it possible to experience it, could be to see everything as symbols of that which makes it possible – or pretend to be a person instead of believing that, because what you pretend to be, you are not.

Alexius’ Duality Hacks are like fairy tales, that you read for stray kids to shed some light on what and where they are, so they can find the way home.


NOTES:

  • It is not the task of this article, which is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, to inform you about IoT, but to demonstrate how the world and its appearances can be compared to IoT. So if you want to learn more about IoT, please google it. However, since the article was written in 2014, many things may have changed.
  • All the images in this article are grabbed from the web.