Conceptual contributions in Consciousness Research

You might be wondering why new contribution is necessary for expansion of the present science!

This is necessary for the following reasons.

Therefore, this page is essential for those who want to get engaged in expansion of horizon of science, to push its envelop, to find out active pores in its boundary. The objectives are to

  • Develop sub-quantum Physics
  • Develop operational Mechanics of Information
  • Understand Systems Psyche, its Structure, Operation and Molecular links
  • Explore the cascading layers between neuronal signaling and development of experience and wisdom, following the ladder of cognition and the canvas of cognition
  • Consider the role INFORMATION plays as the connecting link between local operators of present science (space, time, energy and matter) with the nonlocal operators like mind, self, life and consciousness.

We want to go beyond....

Beyond what have we seen,

Beyond what have we got,

Beyond what have we done

And beyond what have we not.

Beyond all orders and bid,

Where our true ‘self’, indeed,

Stays above all pleasure and pain

Beyond all bonds and limits and chains,

Free from all

Response or call

Beyond all hopes and desire,

We want to go there!

Passed years, by minutes,

To surpass all limits

Beyond the senses, the mind and the soul,

To get our lost ‘self’ in whole

We transcend all finites we see,

In that endless Infinity,

We excel the science and the Seer

To have our platform there!

Methodology

The proverbial initial first step for thousands mile journey is to generate concepts for framing research questions and research hypothesis. Therefore, the page follows.

Construction

Individuation and Scientific developments are intertwined in the emergence of Science for Consciousness.

The culmination of this intertwining is at the meeting point of Science, Humanity and Spirit where Science for Consciousness merges with Science of Consciousness. This point (in terminology of Space) and this moment (in terminology of Time), in essence, is the origin of multiple universe(s). Multiple universe(s) form the pluralistic systems, The Multiversity, at the intellectually highest comprehensible level where individuality is in harmony with the plurality. In spoken words, experience of this point/moment is the beginning of the experience of the Essence of the Multiversity.

[Historical Perspectives: The phrase “The Multiversity” with capital ‘M’ and ‘The’ prior to it, was first coined and used in his letterhead by Akhandamandaleswar Sri Sri Swami Swarupananda Paramahansa Dev, author’s Gurudev, before the author was physically born. In Science, the word ‘multiverse’ is being used since 1990s. Author used the phrase in subtitle of his books in 1995 and 2000 (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4: The Multiversity)]

The beginning of this intertwining entails a shift of the Worldview where the Power is not with the brain but with consciousness, not with the universe but with the Essence of the Multiversity, not with the genes or memes but with Information.

Our initial supposition is that the brain neither generates consciousness nor can use consciousness. It is consciousness which uses the organ brain for its manifestations. The universe neither generates the Essence nor can use this Essence. It is the Essence of the Multiversity which uses universe for its manifestations. The genes neither generate information nor can use information. It is information which uses genes as means for manifestation of its purpose.

As a consequence of this shift in the Worldview, what follows are cascading vertical inversions and upside-becoming-down phenomena. The whole neuraxis behaves like an inverted tree with roots open above into the eternity and its branches are below down as peripheral nerves. The inversion focuses on primacy of self and information over genes and memes. Following this conceptual operational inversion, the quantum field theory of physics would be no longer said to have the problem of infinity. Quantum fields here are seen as the messengers of the Infinity.

The Systems Psyche, as an organ, operate as the inter-phase between Consciousness and Matter, which (Figs. 5, 6, 7 : The Systems Psyche) consists of nonlocal operators (ontologically) and their nonlocal operations (epistemologically), which have been happening in sub-Planckian nature. On the participating ground of Consciousness, four extraordinary participants, all of which individually is non-reducible, autonomous and ‘nonlocal’, operate with respective Standard Operative Procedure (SOP). They are, Self, Life-principle, Mind and Information. However, their autonomy is within the system’s holonomy. As the final common pathway, the operation of Information connects Mind with the domain of local players identified so far by physical science; Time, Space, Energy and Matter, which run the systems physics and systems chemistry. The systems biology of cell, tissue, organs and the being accommodates from within, the systems chemistry and systems physics, systems psychology and systems cosmology.

Energy, Matter, Space and Time are the players within local domain of Science. Consciousness, Self, Life and Mind are the players of nonlocal domain of Science. Operational Mechanics of Information connects the two domains (Fig. 8: Information, the Connecting Link).

A greater detail of the key concepts has been described below on the following headings.

Consciousness could be described in ontological, epistemological, axiological and phenomenological perspectives.

Consciousness-as-such is the ground without any background and is independent of all foregrounds. Unlike any other ground consciousness is a supporting ground, participating ground, intervening ground, creative ground and an unfathomable inert ground (Figs. 9, 10: Canvas of Cognition). Consciousness has an operational mechanics. This consciousness is non-negotiable. It answers to no proprietor. It does not kow tow to anyone or anything. This is what may be described as the ontological consciousness.

Consciousness may work within the organ brain (system) as brain (systems)-confined consciousness. Consciousness in particulate and individualized form is what is called `self’, the customized operational unit for the self-organizing systems. This self-consciousness can operate with the systems-confined consciousness as well as within a systems/brain-independent way. Consciousness-as-such, however, is independent of both self-consciousness and brain (systems)-bound consciousness.

Consciousness, like a spider, weaves the net but itself is outside the snare of the net. Consciousness is known by what consciousness does. This consciousness is the epistemic consciousness. Both self-consciousness and systems-confined consciousness are epistemic consciousness.

The immediate extension of consciousness is Mother Nature, which serves as consciousness’s most trusted custodian. Mother Nature is the mother of all natures and is often said as the executive front, kinetic pole or mobile facet of consciousness. As Consciousness has a specific operational mechanics, so Mother Nature has a specific operational mechanics. There is also a joint mechanics of this indissolubly wedded Biune Reality. All three mechanics operate upon respecting certain invariants, which construct the rigorous values-systems and therefore, form the axiology of consciousness.

Just as Mother Nature is a direct extension of consciousness, so the phenomenal world is a direct extension from Mother Nature’s nest. Phenomenology of consciousness operates, subject to approval of axiological consciousness which is, in turn, solely dependent on the permissiveness of the highest ontological position of consciousness-as-such. The “Self” remains at the center of phenomenology; surface phenomenology of nature governed by rules and laws of classical and quantum physics, elementary phenomenology at sub-Planckian scale of nature, which is governed by operations of information, mind, memory and intelligence, and depth phenomenology at sub-sub-Planckian scale of nature is governed by operations of (Mother Nature), “life” and Self itself.

Consciousness’s independent domain is at the bottom of sub-sub-Planckian nature.

The total Spectrum:

The ‘world’ which is reducible (definable), observable and measurable is ruled by the principles of quantum and classical physics (Nests I & II). The mechanism of classical-quantum transition is yet far from clear (wave collapse, symmetry breaking and making, coupling with operational mechanics of information are three ways this transition could occur). The transition of quantum world to the realm of elementary phenomenology (Nest III) is proposed to occur through ‘quantum discontinuity’ and ‘quantum void’, the ‘sink’ and ‘fountainhead’ of the quantum-characterized nature respectively. The nest of elementary phenomena (Nest III) and the nest of Mother Nature (Nest IV) are the missing pieces of the whole puzzle of a Pentaune, the Five in One, model of nature-consciousness while Consciousness’s independent nest could be named Nest V, (Figs. 11, 12: Pentaune Model of Nature-Consciousness).

The Logical basis of this Divide: Extended uncertainty principle

Uncertainty limits our cognitive ability and imposes epistemological constrains in observation. That nature observes a stratified nested hierarchy in organization could be logically constructed on the basis of an extended uncertainty principle. Perceived uncertainty in describing simultaneously the paired properties which are canonically conjugate to each other in Hamiltonian sense (e.g. position and velocity or angular momentum and angular position, energy of the particle and the time at which it is measured) is the characteristic of description of quantum nature (nest II). In classical nature (nest I) no such uncertainty is encountered. The nature which is subtler than what is measured in Planck’s scale could be reached by penetrating through ‘quantum discontinuity’ or ‘quantum void’. This is sub-quantum nest of nature (nest III) that deals with existential phenomena that are most ‘elementary’ in character. Within this nest the perceived uncertainty in describing the observer-dependent reality is between properties of the object and its very existence! The ability to distinguish properties from the existence requires a sharper cognitive skill. With further sharpening of cognitive faculty this principle of uncertainty could be extended into a sub-sub-quantum nature (nest IV) where in description of an observer-depended reality uncertainty is encountered between existence and non-existence. Properties are totally irrelevant here. In the deepest recess of nature (nest V) perceived uncertainty in the observer-dependent reality is seen to operate between non-existence and a new existence! Unconditional consciousness as a perceived reality either does not exist or it exists as a reality that is new, novel and hither-to-unknown. It appears in a new ‘form’, every time one tries to observe and describe it. Four levels of perceived uncertainty, therefore, determine four different depths of nature beyond the classical nature. Uncertainty is measurable and, therefore, could be an issue for science.

Awakening and Awareness:

Awakening is the result joint operation of Consciousness, Self and Life. Awareness is also the result of the same, however, focussing on the contents of consciousness. Regarding contents in awareness, which comes from the contents of information offered by the Mind, the Self scrutinizes the intent-threshold of the relevant information. Life scrutinizes the concern-threshold of information. Consciousness scrutinizes the perfection threshold of the intention hidden in the contents of information (Fig. 13 : Operation of becoming aware of the Contents in the Information).

Neither in materialistic monism nor in consciousness monism, there is any room for mind. Mind originates with generation of duality. “Mind cuts consciousness into two” (Sri Aurobindo). Mind connects two conscious systems. Mind acts as an organ of communication between two conscious systems (Fig. 14 : Mind originates in Duality). Mind does not have an independent existence. At one end of the mind there is the beginning of consciousness. At the other end of the mind there is beginning of matter.

Similar properties of Mind and Consciousness

There are similarities in properties of mind and consciousness. As consciousness is independent of space and time, so is the mind. Consciousness could not be localized. So is also mind. As there are ‘layers’ of consciousness, so there are layers of mind. Consciousness could be brain-bound or brain-independent. So is also the mind.

Mind differs from consciousness

However, there are differences between the two. Consciousness is the ground. Mind works on the ground of consciousness. Consciousness is the nonnegotiable imperative. Mind is not. Mind and consciousness differ in their operation. Consciousness proceeds with unifying principle. It starts from unity and not from divisions. Mind cannot proceed without making distinction. Mind on its own is ‘carried forward by the stream of its own past energies’ (Sri Aurobindo). Consciousness begins afresh. Mentality, left alone, leads to chaos. Consciousness along with self, life-principle, mind and information creates order.

The other important difference between mind and consciousness is in the context of information. There is no state of mind which is information-independent. Consciousness unconditional is always and completely independent of information. Mind cannot generate information. Consciousness, through self, life, can. Mind processes information. Consciousness does not.

Distinctive features Mind and Consciousness are tabulated below

Mind Consciousness
Basic Difference
1. Ontologically of lower status 1. Ontologically of higher status
2. Substance category is different from consciousness 2. Substance category is different from mind
3. On deeper side, transition to consciousness, on superficial side transition to matter 3. Transition to mind to superficial (outer) side
4. Mind works on the ground of consciousness 4. Consciousness is the ground without any background and is independent of all foregrounds

5. Mind originates, evolves, degenerates, dissolves, and also regenerates 5. Immutable

Operational Difference
1. Mind works as an organ of communication between two conscious systems 1. Two conscious systems work through mind
2. Mind cannot proceed without making distinction 2. Consciousness proceeds from unity and with unifying principle
3. Mind operates on its past energy 3. Consciousness is teleological, starts afresh
4. Mind retains memory of information 4. Consciousness retains memory of     experience within the ‘self’
5. Mentality, left alone, leads to exhaustion or chaos 5. Consciousness relieves from exhaustion and could bring order when working with life-principle,information and mind.

Difference in important properties
1. Mind does not have intentional property 1. Consciousness is intentional
2. Representational property is in mind 2. No representational property
3. The ability to reflect upon its own (metamentation) is limited 3. Metacognition, the ability to reflect on its own content, level, state or creation is a property of consciousness
4. Mind reports to “Self” of the systems 4. Consciousness reports to none.
5. Mind can act as internal central ‘sense organ’. This property is best observed during dream 5. Consciousness is never a sense organ. It also does not dream
Mind dreams. Mind is active in REM sleep, dream sleep and silent in NREM sleep Consciousness is ever supportive for the systems
Difference in the context of Information
1. Mind receives and processes information. Analysis, prioritization and action on information are done in consultation with `self’ or according to program made by self 1. Consciousness participates in generation of information. Self programs the processing of information within mind
2. Mind can split information into form/image(space and time) and energy 2. There is dissolution of information in consciousness
3. Using computer-metaphor, it may be stated that the matter is the hardware and mind is the software 3. Using computer-metaphor, this may be said that consciousness is the software and mind the hardware
4. Mind could never be information-independent 4. Consciousness is always information-independent
5. Without its connection with consciousness mind is sterile, can not conceive information and be creative with delivery of new space,new time and energy 5. Without mind, consciousness is non-analytical and even non-rational. Mindless consciousness is silent and non-communicative
6. Mind owes its fecundity to consciousness and infidelity to matter 6. It is Mind which connects consciousness (also Self and Life) with the matter.

Outcome
1. From mind comes out space, time and energy 1. Intention, purpose, informationare outcome of consciousness
2. Local science is the creation of mind (and intellect) 2. Science of Nonlocal domain to manifest in third persons perspective requires active involvement of consciousness

Model of Mind

Mind falls within the stretch of matter and consciousness. On one side, mind is in connection with the matter. On the other side, the mind extends to consciousness. Matter-Mind-Consciousness forms an indivisible stretch.

If we accept the defining property of mind as which works as an organ of communication between two conscious systems, it is possible to work out a model between space time-bound Newtonian nature and the boundless consciousness from which several universe(s) originate. There are three voids and two tunnels in between. In the astronomical scale, voids are interstellar space, intergalactic space, and inter-universal void. In Conquering the Brain (1995), such a model has been constructed. One could find seven organized strata in the structure and process of mind separating and connecting the brain-bound consciousness and brain-independent unconditional consciousness of the system (Fig. 15 : Layers of Cosmic Mind).

Mind-equivalent structure and process in Nature:

In nature, mind-like structure and process might be within the core of quantum fields in connection with Infinity. In quantum electrodynamics, it is said that photons around electron can temporarily borrow any amount of energy from vacuum and pay it back to the vacuum instantaneously or in such a short time that it is not possible to check the transaction.

The Mind is the connecting link for Consciousness, Self and Life, with the players of local plane through Information. In fact, the operation of Minds or mind-like structure and process in nature splits information (Fig. 16 : Information-split) into Form (Space Time) and Energy. In the information-split phenomenon, information may be compared as ‘father’, mind as ‘mother’ and space time and energy are their three children (Fig. 17 : Information as Father).

Consciousness appoints ‘self’ as its chief executive officer (CEO) within the systems to cognize, to experience and feel, and to execute the ‘will’ of consciousness. Therefore, the self is conditioned to function within constrains inherent in the system. Self is also responsible for keeping the system ‘open’ to unconditional consciousness. The decision-making authority within the system is ‘self’. Self, in the science paradigm, is seen as an emergent entity from system-bound consciousness. Spiritual paradigm describes self as informed individualized unit of unconditional consciousness (Fig. 18 : Self, two views on its origin). The connection between systems (brain)-bound and systems (brain)–independent consciousness is made through ‘self’ (Fig. 19 : Self connects Systems-bound and Systems-independent Consciousness).

A brain-bound psyche confines its cosmology to a singular universe. The systems of the Multiversity could be perceived when the being-psyche is ‘homed’ inside a supra-cortically ‘open’ brain.

Contrasting features of Mind and Self

Mind Self
1. Categorically different, displays more ‘feminine’ property 1. Belongs to category of consciousness, displays more ‘masculine’ property
2. Mind is active in awakened and dream states, quiescent in deep sleep state. Mind is not capable of having any experience in awakened, dream or sleep states 2. Able to experience. Self is the experiencer in awakened, dream and deep sleep states
3. Main function is to process information, store information. Mind can not read meaning of information 3. Programming of information processing is done by `self’. Can read meaning of information
4. Mind is inept in handling phenomenon and, therefore, can not experience! 4. Self is sensitive to phenomena and can have experiences
5. Retains memory of information 5. Retains memory of experience

Mind reports to Self. Self does conditioning and programming of mind to process information. Self retains the memory of episodic experience. On the background of experience (memory), self creates with mind what is called Intelligence. With the participating consciousness, in conjunction with operations of “life”, the operation of self is responsible for awakening, self-awareness and choice (Fig. 20 : Operational Mechanics of Self). Self is sensitive to phenomena and responds accordingly.

Motivation arises from ‘self’s private facets (Fig. 21 : Motivational facets of Self). To understand this private facet of ‘self’, we are to examine the phenomena, elementary in nature, which participated during separation of self from unconditional consciousness and to be born as system’s executive. This constitutes elementary phenomenology of consciousness. The phenomena are a “desire” for new creation, the expression of “sex”; the birth of something new as a separate system, the expression of “Life”; informational conditioning of the existence of the born system resulting in its “Ego”; with a tendency in the system for sharing its property with other, an expression of “Love”. The separation process is accompanied by “Death” of the unity and homogeneity of original unconditional consciousness. The phenomena mentioned are absolutely elementary in nature. Any system supposed to have a ‘self’, cannot avoid, bypass or skip their influence.

Interestingly, the leaders in the field of psychology have emphasized on one or the other of these private facets of self in the psyche. Freudian school has laid emphasis on ‘Sex’, Alfred Alder on ‘Ego’, Jungian School on synchronicity, – a phenomenon seen in ‘Love’, Abraham Maslow on hierarchy of needs and fulfillment of ‘Life’. Sri Aurobindo from India demonstrated meticulously in his epic work, Savitri, the steps for conscious physical conquest of ‘Death’ while alive. He has deliberated on the importance of self’s molding through this process of death in the process of individuation. The imprints of these five phenomena, namely Sex, Life, Ego, Love, and Death, therefore could always be identified on ‘self’. These imprints form self’s private facets. The concept reflects a synthesis of individual contributions from those who are recognized as the leading luminary of human psyche.

Elementary phenomenology connects the classical and quantum phenomenology (surface phenomenology) with the depth phenomenology of Self, Life (Mother Nature) and Consciousness (Fig. 22 : Surface, Depth and Elementary Phenomenology).

Private facets of self

  • are, therefore, trans-cultural and trans-religions in nature, connecting individual with the universal/trans-universal.
  • possess the ‘password’ for initiating and modulating motivation. And, the author proposes, they constitute the elements of subjective experience (cf: Thomas Nagel).

While every live-system has a psyche, and therefore a self and its motivational facets, it is likely that there would be a Psychic Skeleton for the entire systems for any multicellular organism (Fig. 23 : The Psychic Skeleton).

Life is grasped differently by spiritualists, philosophers and scientists. For common people, life (Jivan, in Sanskrit) begins at birth and lasts through its uninterrupted span till death. For Aristotle life was an animation, for Descartes a mechanism, for Kant an organization, for Darwin variation and evolution, for Whitehead a process, for Weber an emergent complex system, and for Dawkins an epiphenomenal gene vehicle! For the accomplished spiritualist, life means life principle. For a biologist, life is enclosed within a membrane with a typical form, bounded by space and time. For a materialist, life is “orderly and lawful matter based partly on existing order that is kept up.” For a scientist adapted to an advanced self-organizing paradigm life means the living state of matter.

When we describe “life” in the gross scale, it is a life-form, in microscopic and ultramicroscopic scale it means processes of life, and in the scale of self, life means life-principle.

Similarities between consciousness and life-principle:

  • Both are inexhaustible, immutable and irreducible!
  • Both are all-pervasive, diffuse and non-particulate
  • Both are contagious by nature
  • Both have the ability to involute. Consciousness involutes as self, while life-principle involutes as live-information
  • Spontaneity is characteristic of both. Both are creative too

Differences between consciousness and life-principle:

  • Life-principle is a creation of consciousness-Mother Nature
  • Life-principle works on the ground of Consciousness as a currency for the mechanics of Consciousness
  • Life-principle can have a mechanics of its own, different from that of Consciousness
  • Independence of life-principle is not absolute. It is bestowed on her by Consciousness
  • Vigilantism is a property of Consciousness, not observed in case of life-principle

Self and Life maintains a tangled hierarchy (Fig. 24 : Self & Life, Tangled Hierarchy). Self, Life and Consciousness has joint operation for awakening, awareness, experience, choice and decision. Life, Mind and Information are jointly responsible for evoking Emotional response.

Operation of ‘Life’

The cardinal sign of “Life” and life-processes is homeostasis; uncertainty-certainty homeostasis asymmetry-symmetry homeostasis and visible energy-dark homeostasis (Fig. 25 : Operations of Life). Cognition, although a property of consciousness, as a behavior is observable in live entity. Cognition happens in cascading manner from signal to information, knowledge, experience and to wisdom. The process consumes visible energy, which is converted into dark energy. All such activities contribute in the development of the ladder of cognition (Fig. 26 : The Ladder of Cognition).

Information is the unit of communication between two conscious systems. Information is that which carries intent of self as contents in the mind to quench measurable uncertainty experienced within material nature, which obeys the principles of quantum and classical mechanics. In this sense, information entangles Self, Mind and Matter.

Information can exist in two states; location-non-addressable, content-non-addressable, context-non-addressable state and location-addressable, content-addressable, context-addressable state.

Information is simultaneously a “Form” and a Process (Fig. 27 : Information is to put form into process).

Properties of Information

  • Information has the ability of being simultaneously present anywhere and everywhere in the universe and outside the universe (a property of spatial nonlocality of infinite order), and being present at any point and every point of time from before beginning of time through present time to endless continuity of time (a property of temporal nonlocality of eternal magnitude).
  • All information is present simultaneously, a-temporally, at any given space and given time and in every space and time (a property of simultaneously being local and nonlocal).
  • In spite of being originally pre-spatial and pre-temporal, it remains in potential waiting phase for an opportune situation to become active for causal execution, creative emergence, and new creation.

The Structural geometry of Information

Inactive information is most likely bipolar with one objective and other subjective pole. Active information is like a trifoliate leaf where Measurable folium is rooted in the Matter, Content folium working with the Mind and Intent folium working with Self (Fig. 28 : Geometry of Information). The petiole of the leafy information gets nourishment from “Life”.

The ladder of Cognition could be explained in terms of Information; Signal is space time construct of information, Information is Shannonian information, Knowledge is Godelian information, experience is information manifold and wisdom is information crystal (Fig. 26 : The Ladder of Cognition).

Information Manifolds

No information is an island. In the no-space, no-time domain of nature, information could not remain alone. Information remains as information manifolds especially in the deeper part of nest-III and superficial part of nest-IV, creating a specific pattern or “grouping” for functional recruitment. Here, a close relationship of information is observed with life-principle, consciousness, and “self.” The pattern of arrangement of information in manifolds and the way of its unfolding determine the axiological aspect of consciousness-generated phenomena. Several categories of information could be recognized in manifolds.

Information Mechanics is different from quantum mechanics

  • Information is neither emitted as, nor works as ‘quantum’. Therefore, quantum mechanics is not applicable for understanding the dynamics of information. Information mechanics is independent of classical and quantum mechanics.
  • Many of the puzzles (z-mysteries) and paradoxes (x-mysteries) in quantum physics, in fact, could be explained when this operational mechanics of information is taken into account. The properties ascribed to quantum particle/wave, such as discontinuity, superposition, nonlocality, and entanglement, could be explained on the basis of information dynamics.
  • Interaction of information begins with quantum particle/wave at the points of (i) quantum discontinuity and (ii) quantum void. In other words, the “sites” of association and dissociation between quantum object and information are suggested to be quantum “void” and quantum “discontinuity.” The observed “discontinuity” in quantum state, as such, is not a property of quantum particle/wave.

    Discontinuity as a phenomenon becomes behaviourally observable because of association and dissociation between free information and quantum state of matter with consequent information gain and information loss. Similarly, nonlocality might not be a property of quantum objectper se. This is a property borrowed from information. The property is acquired out of its conjugation with information. A non-informational quantum object cannot exhibit nonlocal behaviour. When a classical object exhibits nonlocal behaviour (William Tiller), it could be similarly explained by this informational presence.

  • Quantum mechanics and the mechanics of information intermingle. Quantum particles/waves are of two types. One group is having mass like atom, proton, electron, positron, etc. Those behave as if they are in relativistic paradigm. Their speed limit is the velocity of light. The other group is without mass, like photon, phonon, conformon, neutrino etc. These are not bound by relativistic paradigm and could exhibit superluminal velocity in certain specified situation when they are respectively looked as Photon-equivalent of Consciousness, Phonon-equivalent of Consciousness, Conformon-equivalent of Consciousness and Neutrino-equivalent of Consciousness.
  • Information, however, is definitely massless and does not acquire mass across any barrier. Information could penetrate and use both types of quantum existence as stated above: quantum particle/wave without mass and with mass. It is likely that the quantum particles, which could “mess up”/ “mix up”/ “sex up” within formation are proved to be “able” ones. (cf: “be-able” of Bell). Other particles, which are incapable of doing such, are “changeable” during assembly interaction. In this sense, we may call quantum physics as physics of vehicle of information in the materialistic world within Planck’s scale of nature. It is implied that information has other vehicles, too, beyond Planck’s scale.

    Although quantum mechanics and information mechanics run independent of each other, they do intermingle when the quantum, massless or with mass, becomes “vehicle” of information. As a result, quantum particles show paradoxical behaviour. These paradoxical quantum properties are, at present, being harnessed for advanced information technology like quantum computation, quantum cryptography, and quantum teleportation.

    Although QM is left independent to a large extent, information mechanics appears eventually to govern quantum mechanics.

  • Information is frequently seen to remain coupled. Information coupling while making information holograph, is done by self (consciousness). The magnitude and extensiveness of coupling can be increased or reduced by self. Entanglement is another description, usually applied for quantum objects. Pure entanglement could be spontaneously initiated in nature. Involvement of self/consciousness is not mandatory for entanglement. Entanglement also differs functionally from coupling. Entanglement means binding without freedom. Coupling does not abhor freedom. Information can couple with an endless number of its kind and still can remain individually free. In contrast, a quantum particle/wave cannot be entangled with an endless number of quantum particle/waves.
  • When “quantum” and information intermingle, information follows quantum rules. We might then call this phenomenon information entanglement. Information entanglement seems conceptually more proximate to consciousness than quantum entanglement! However, both can happen independently. Information entanglement can initiate quantum entanglement at the material level to make it sensible. Quantum entanglement cannot be a mechanism for the “whole”! I mean holographic communication is done through information entanglement and not through quantum entanglement. It is information entanglement that connects several minds, several “selfs” and several universe(s) (Fig. 29 : Information Holograph). Only following disentangling of this informational network, self could come face to face with unconditional consciousness-as-such.

Information Mechanics

It may be stated that information mechanics is a mechanics of waiting, a mechanics of opportunism, a mechanics of causation, a mechanics of creative emergence, and a mechanics of new creation.

Information mechanics is a mechanics of waiting. Information for its manifestation could wait for eons, for millions of years. Waiting is mostly attributed to inactivated form of information. Activation opens up its opportunistic property. Information mechanics is a mechanics of opportunism. Information is opportunistic. Therefore, imperatively, it is slow, patient, and intelligent. Its dynamics are nonlinear. Information, in opportune moments, asserts causal execution. Information works as the causal executive.

It is mind which brings information’s inside out as ‘form’/image/idea (i.e., space and time) and in the process, energy is liberated. In this sense, Information could be regarded as the ‘Father’ of a five-member family where ‘Mother’ is the Mind (or Mind equivalent structure and process). Space Time and Energy are their three children (Fig. 16, 17 ). The energy liberated from information is intrinsic energy and requires to be distinguished from the matter-based energy, like solar energy or nuclear energy. Production of matter from this information-based energy is predicted to happen in nest III of nature in the sub-Planckian scale (Fig. 30 : Inter-conversion of dark energy into dark matter). In biological systems this Dark energy is used in protein folding of cells (Fig. 31 : Dark energy-visible energy inter-conversion in the process of cognition and protein folding).

From what has been stated we are in a position to explore (Fig. 32 ) systematically the signaling systems in cell biology and its communication with the systems psyche along the ladder of cognition. (see, Systems Psyche: Its Structure, Operation and Possible Molecular Links. Psychol Behav Sci Int J. 2016; 1(3): 555565. DOI: 10.19080/PBSIJ.2016.01.555565).

Three fundamental questions

Three fundamental questions raised in Prasna Upanishad, and Brihad-aranayak Upanishad are,

  • Who am I?
  • What is this World?
  • What is God (in the language of science, consciousness-as-such)?

There is another more fundamental question. What is the purpose of life?

The purpose of human life is to find out the answers of these three fundamental questions.

During the life-long cognitive pursuit (Jnana) for getting the answers of those three fundamental questions, one overcomes complicated obstacles in the world by means of skill (Karma) and this succeeds only when one pursues to achieve the objectives with unswerving devotion (Bhakti).

The net gain of the universe is conversion of dark energy into visible energy especially when one shares this gain with the fellow human-beings. Astonishingly, the original purpose of enclosure of wandering nucleic acid strands in the early universe by means of creating a boundary of cell membrane and thereby creation of life-form had been this!

Where do all these conceptual contributions lead to?

The scientists

  • Start investigating sub-Planckian nature and also nature deeper
  • Get engaged in developing Informational Mechanics
  • Gain clarity in understanding ‘life’ as life-principle, life-processes and as life-form
  • Might develop technology for harnessing dark energy for daily use
  • Might find out the connecting links between molecular signaling network within biological cell and the operational mechanics of information within the cosmos.

Along the course of development of a science for consciousness there happens a concurrent transition ofHomo sapiens to Homo spiritualis. All Science, Humanity and the Spirit are accommodated in the emerging new Akhanda Worldview where Systems neuroscience is governed by Systems Psyche, which in turn is intertwined with Systems cosmology.