A video comparing what MyBigTOE, physicalism and Christianity have to say about morality. This video also is a good thumbnail sketch introduction into the very basic ideas of MBT:

The presentation was created as a course work by a philosophy student from Massachusetts / USA. He received an A- for it from his professors.

This page is a collection of videos as well as written material related to physicist Thomas Campbell's claim, that we are living in a virtual reality. Tom suggests a couple of physics experiments which could clarify if our reality is actually a giant simulation.

Update from July 2020: In the following update video Tom talks about the current status of the experiments. The experiments have been running now for several months and are done by Dr. Farbod Khoshnoud of California State Polytechnic University Pomona. In this video the problems with the execution of the experiments are reported and also the setup of the experiment, which is currently being done, is explained in detail:


Update from April 2019: In the following update video Tom talks about the current status of the experiments as well as ongoing negotiations with a second group of physicist, which might perform some of the experiments which the first group might not get done. Here is the update video with the latest news (starting at time stamp 2:25):


Update from February 2019: During an interview I conducted with Tom and Jim Elvidge Tom announced that a physics professor together with a couple of his postgradudate students will be conducting several of Tom's physics experiments. The exact name of the university will not be announced until the experiments have been published to ensure that the research can be conducted without outside interference. Tom expects to have first preliminary results between April and Juni of 2019. As soon as anything is released it will be added in this article.

A short 13 minute video to introduce the basic ideas behind Tom's suggested experiments:



A 1 hour version explaining the experiments:



A 4 hour version of the LA Workshop - from October 2016 - explaining all suggested experiments in detail:






The slides from Tom's October 2016 workshop can be downloaded here:



The entire workshop from October 2016 (not just the experiments section from above) is available on Youtube and can be viewed here:



Recommended reading:

An article "On Testing the Simulation Theory" from the
International Journal of Quantum Foundations (Vol 3, Issue 3, pages 78-99)

Online version at http://www.ijqf.org/archives/4105

Answer to Kickstarter criticism regarding the experiments:

During the Kickstarter campaign which was intended to finance the suggested experiments, criticism regarding the experiments was raised (Link to the Reddit discussion). Tom replied to this criticism in an audio recording which can be listened to here:


Download of the audio response:

Universities and Institutes: Please direct any inquiries regarding conducting these experiments (or for additional information) through the contact forms on either




Additional information:


In this section I have embedded 3 more videos, which cover Tom's interpretation / explaination of classic quantum physics experiments as well as our physical reality in general. These videos do NOT cover Tom's own experiments and only serve the purpose to provide interested readers with a better insight into Tom's theory and thinking:


1. Wheeler Experiment and the virtual reality model



2. An introduction video to the double slit experiment with an interpretation of its results according to Tom Campbell's theory (not a video by Tom but by myself - but Tom approved this video prior to its release back in 2012):



3. Comparing physical and virtual reality models

(I translated a segment of this longer lecture by Tom into German for the German part of the website. This is the entire English version of the lecture. I recommend to fast forward to 36:25 and watch until 1:13:00 - as this is the segment I translated into German but feel free to watch the entire video.)


One World Family Days keynote speech by Thomas Campbell, Stuttgart / Germany, Friday, Sept 13, 2013

Video version:


Text version (manuscript provided by Tom - not a transcript) :

Many thanks to all of this Symposium’s creators, organizers, and implementers -- it is an honor to be invited to give a keynote address at this exceedingly important and profound event.

The title of my talk is “Physics, Metaphysics, and the Evolution of Consciousness Toward the Creation of One World Family”

Before I can make the case for the creation of One World Family being a fundamental evolutionary goal of humanity, or perhaps even an evolutionary inevitability, I must explain the connection between physics, metaphysics, and consciousness which provides the logic and credibility for understanding the concept of One World Family as a human evolutionary imperative. And, I must accomplish all that in 15 minutes! Accordingly, I must ask your forgiveness for reading this address, but, this is a subject dear to my heart and I would likely go into more detail, if I do not stick to the script exactly as written. Indeed, if you look at my lectures on YouTube you will see that it takes me about 15 hours to produce a good overview of this subject.

In the early 1970s I began two, seemingly incompatible, careers that eventually merged into a unique understanding that, among other things, has lead me to this podium today. But let me start at the beginning. In 1972, I was a full time applied physicist by day, and a part time consciousness researcher by night and on weekends. As a physicist, I specialized in modeling large complex systems within computers… as a consciousness researcher I defined and explored drug free altered states of consciousness and investigated the abilities and limitations of consciousness. Eventually, I was able to merge the study and application of both physics and consciousness into one overall model of reality. The result of this research unites the worlds of objective and subjective experience, thus, achieving the goal of generating a unified, comprehensive theory of everything (TOE) that bridges metaphysics and physics with one scientific understanding. The results of this work are published in the form of the My Big TOE trilogy and in over 200 YouTube videos of my workshops, conferences, and interviews.

The My Big TOE (MBT) trilogy develops a complete derivation of consciousness. This derivation begins with two assumptions and then proceeds to logically derive all the attributes, limitations, properties, qualities, and mechanics of consciousness and the larger reality – what it is, where it comes from, and how it works. The two assumptions are 1) that consciousness exists just as we experience it: that is, as an information based, self-aware, self-modifying system and, 2) that evolution exists, just as we experience it: that is, as a process of natural selection – a process that will, over time, lead a self-modifying system to better accommodate both internal and external environments . From these two assumptions, all the rest unfolds logically.

As it turns out, consciousness is fundamental and all else is derived therefrom. Metaphysics (that is, ontology, epistemology, cosmology, and theology) and the concepts of god, spirituality, love, morality, and free will -- as well as human purpose and potential – are all easily derived as logical consequences of the MBT theory of consciousness. Likewise, but more surprising, modern physics is also derived as a logical consequences of consciousness, thus unifying physics and metaphysics as subsets of a single overarching understanding of reality. Many major problems and paradoxes of both physics and metaphysics are solved simply and completely by applying this new perspective. MBT theory accurately predicts the results of scientific experiments and makes new predictions that are experimentally verifiable. It explains the results gathered by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory over the last several decades. It explains why and how the placebo effect works, what preceded the Big Bang, The expanding universe, How mental intent can affect physical reality, the origin, nature, and purpose of us as well as our universe, What happens after we die, why the speed of light is invariant under the motion of its source (which is the key to deriving relativity), and why particles are actually probability distributions (which is the key to deriving quantum mechanics). MBT theory explains why and how the double slit experiments and particle entanglement work; how and why precognitive dreams and remote viewing work, as well as, a host of other long standing scientific mysteries.

The same MBT logic and science that delivers a better understanding of physics, also delivers a model of consciousness and a better understanding of metaphysics. Much that is now considered paranormal becomes simply normal; and a foundation of logic is seen to underlie subjective, as well as objective experience.

Besides all of the above, MBT theory explains and defines love and how and why love is the answer to humanities most pressing problems. It explains what each individual can do to find peace, happiness, and satisfaction in this life. It answers the question: What is spirituality and how does one develop it? Many of the readers of the MBT trilogy find it life changing -- this is a work to be lived, rather than just read. MBT is just now in the process of becoming more widely known. It is a scientific model that everyday-ordinary-people can understand and personally apply. The “MY” in My Big TOE does not represent pride of authorship but rather the fact that, in the subjective world of consciousness, if it is not your experience, it cannot be your truth.

What does this have to do with: “One World Family – Be the Change”? Everything!

According to this theory, consciousness (The larger consciousness system) is the source, the core, the creator of everything else. Reality frames (such as our universe or our dreams) are created by information. Consciousness is an information system. Information systems evolve by lowering their entropy (increasing meaningful content). And our universe is a computed virtual reality – an experiential entropy reduction trainer to facilitate the evolution of consciousness. Subsets (or cells) of consciousness called Individuated units of consciousness (that is, you and I) evolve our individual subset of consciousness (thus helping to evolve the whole) by making free will choices within the context of our interactive experiences and by learning from the feedback generated by the results of those choices. Optimal interaction for positive evolution is cooperative, compassionate, and love based. Love is about other, its opposite, fear, is about self.
We are individuated units of consciousness interacting within a digital virtual reality universe in order to evolve the quality of our consciousness. That is our purpose. That is why conscious entities, such as us, are interacting within this virtual reality. We are here in this entropy reduction, consciousness evolution, virtual reality trainer to become love, to learn to cooperate, to reduce fear, ego, beliefs, and expectations, to lower the entropy of our consciousness by experientially making fee will choices from the limited set of choices within our decision space.

Now, from the perspective of the Big Picture just outlined, and from the understanding that consciousness evolution is our fundamental purpose, let’s look at the pattern of our physical and consciousness evolution:

a) First, imagine the first biological cell – very choice limited, thus very growth limited. One of the most useful things it could do was to split in two and thus generate a larger collection of single cells with which it could interact. The question is: What constitutes their optimal interaction? The answer is: Coming together and forming a multi-celled organism, a cooperative interactive structure that increases the complexity, effectiveness, and potentiality of the system, as well as decreases system entropy.

To create a multi-celled organism, the single cells have evolved to cooperate, thus creating a larger more effective system, or alternatively, a more effective being (the system becomes a being when it develops its own unique finite decision space)

b) Next, Imagine cell specialization where cooperating groups of multiple-celled structures become organs within one larger more effective, more capable, lower entropy being.

c) Now, Imagine that these cooperative multi-celled, specialized structures become fish, frogs, dogs, and human beings. …do you see the trend? Do you see the repetitive process-fractal nature of reality? At each stage of our development, the most able individual players of each evolutionary level evolve the quality of their interaction to the point that they cooperate with others on their level to form a larger, more complex, more effective, lower entropy organism – then, this new, more complex, lower entropy organism evolves its level of cooperative interaction to eventually create a new even-higher-order entity by cooperating with others of its kind at the next higher level of social organization -- again becoming part of something of greater potential and lower entropy than its individual members.

Do you see the path that our physical evolution, in the service of our consciousness evolution, has set for us to follow? Do you have sufficient hubris to believe that we are somehow not part of this pattern? Clearly, the task set before humanity is to evolve a more cooperative, caring and compassionate interaction with each other, with other species, and with the Earth itself to become one larger more effective system – One World Family! This is not simply wishful thinking. Though, I do not have the time today to explain the logical derivation, the concept of One-World-family represents the logical consequence of a higher level, more complete physics; of an overarching model of reality and consciousness that subsumes our current little picture understanding of physics and reality.

Cooperation and caring creates synergy. It creates something greater than the sum of its parts. Cooperation does imply some constraints but these constraints are never imposed upon the cooperating individuals. Some, from their basis in fear and belief, think that cooperation necessarily limits individual freedom -- Instead, a plethora of new opportunities and new dimensions for the expression of freedom are generated at the personal level, producing a more useful and profitable experience for everyone. Effectiveness, value, and functionality are optimized for individuals as well as for the cooperative whole.

What is this fundamental urge, this drive to implement a cooperative, caring, coming together? It represents the vector of evolutionary progress within an evolving consciousness system – we feel it as an innate nudge to move away from a more constrained, competitive existence to a freer more expansive cooperative one, from being self-focused to being other-focused – that is, moving away from fear, ego, belief and expectation toward love. This process has been called; spiritual growth, increasing the quality (or decreasing the entropy) of one’s consciousness, growing up and living in the Big Picture within the larger reality of consciousness, and expressing our oneness with all beings within the Larger Consciousness System.

In human terminology, “other focused” is the defining characteristic of love.

Each “cell” (and here, I use a larger, more general concept of the word “cell” that includes you and I) is a free agent within its own decision space and that decision space increases (not decreases) with cooperation. Each cell does what it does because of what it chooses to do, not because of what it is forced to do – In a cooperative system no cell or being is forced to make any particular choice. Each individual member of the cooperative group always has free will to choose from among the choices that lie within its enhanced decision space. Unfortunately, most of us find it almost impossible to imagine a social condition of cooperation, compassion, and love -- we can only imagine a competitive individual freedom that is defined in terms of scarcity and conflict, that is, in terms of our fear and ego…why? …because we define ourselves and our relationships in terms of our fear and ego. People have a fear of being forced, coerced, or pressured, because force, coercion, and pressure (manipulation and imposed outside requirements of some sort) is all that we know, and what is worse, it is a very large part of what, and who, we are. Fear will necessarily become the driver of you and your reality if you do not interact within a community of cooperation, caring, and love. Fear erodes trust. Without trust, cooperation is impossible; without cooperation, we all stand alone in fear.

When biological cells stop cooperating, stop working together effectively, or are invaded from outside, or invade others, we call it disease. When biological cells get greedy, or begin building their own little non-cooperative empires within the cooperative body, or begin to consume more than they contribute, we call it cancer. The same applies to human cells within our social systems. We need to grow up, to evolve the quality of our consciousness, to become the “cells” of the cooperative, caring, compassionate, well balanced, organism that it is our eventual evolutionary destiny to become.

It took the bacteria and then the primitive multi-celled critters and then the complex critters with specialized organs, about a billion years of random mutations and the trial and error of natural selection, to lower their entropy, improve their effectiveness, and evolve to successively higher levels of cooperation. It has been a very slow process.

Because humans are a lot smarter and much more aware than a bacterium on an amoeba…we don’t have to wait for random mutations, instead we can think and plan and create our future…and, as a result, after only a few million years, we are beginning to see more and more symposiums and conferences (like this one) and cooperative, caring projects (like those you will hear discussed today) focused on encouraging and building global and individual cooperation and caring and compassion. This is good news. I think we, as a race are beginning to grasp our evolutionary imperative…. to understand our quest and are finally taking a few tottering steps toward implementing our evolutionary destiny of becoming One World Family.

What you see here today is proof that the long awaited, and arguably inevitable, evolution of humankind into One World Family is alive and well, gathering momentum -- and crowds of supporters such as yourselves.

It is a fact that all significant change must be implemented at the individual level. So, what can you, as individuals do to implement this profound evolutionary metamorphosis? How can you move from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution? Gandhi said it best: simply “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

Thank You!

Several picture from the event:

This is Auma Obama - the sister of Barack Obama - giving Tom his OneWorldFamily award:







This is Tom during the evening dinner sitting next to his wife Pamela and Ervin Laszlo and Manfred Max-Neef:









A collection of links to Tom Campbell and his My Big TOE theory:


Tom's own website: https://www.my-big-toe.com

Tom's wiki: https://wiki.my-big-toe.com

Tom's forum: https://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/index.php

Tom's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/twcjr44/

Tom's Center for the Unification of Science and Consciousness (CUSAC): https://cusac.org

  • The center is a 501(c)(3) Not for profit and is managing the funds collected through the crowdfunding campaign


Tom's event page (future workshops): https://mbtevents.com/future-events-1



Related links:

The Monroe Institute: https://www.monroeinstitute.org

My Big TOE (Theory Of Everything) is a trilogy of books written by Tom Campbell - basically a theory of consciousness - and is designed to present ideas leading to a Big Picture understanding and paradigm shift by answering many of the unanswered questions existing in science today.

My Big TOE is conceived as a work of science, consistent with scientific principles of discovery and exploration of new knowledge, but presented at a level fully accessible to the general reader and without requiring mathematical and specialist based understanding of science.

My Big TOE is based on the understandings that all of our reality as we experience it is based upon Consciousness and that we exist in a non physical subjective reality, rather than an objective physical reality. This strongly challenges the belief traps held by conventional and main stream Western science by treating our world as a Virtual Reality rather than an external, physical objective reality. My Big TOE extends the concept to include the existence of multiple Virtual Reality frames within which we exist simultaneously. It highlights that our Physical Matter Reality (PMR) is no more than a set of constraints defined by rules of physics that limit the information we receive that we interpret as physical.

This Theory Of Everything also provides an understanding, as a model, of the Larger Consciousness System or LCS within which everything exists and is the fundamental base of all of our Reality. Essentially this new Paradigm makes those concepts and experiences considered as Paranormal or Psi based understandable as normal within this Bigger Picture understanding. This includes such experiences as The Placebo Effect, Quantum Entanglement, Precognition, Out of Body Experience (OOBE), Near Death Experience (NDE), After Death Communication (ADC) and even aspects of dreaming, particularly Lucid Dreaming. This new Paradigm also makes those ancient concepts and experiences known as Shamanism understandable in modern terms.

This new Paradigm also makes those concepts and experiences of ancient mystics and metaphysicians of millennia past referred to as The Vedic Conception of Indra's Net understandable in modern terms and as a concept "parallel" to and congruent with My Big TOE. This new Paradigm also makes The Buddha's Conception of Reality as Illusion understandable in modern terms and as a concept congruent with Tom Campbell's conceptualization of this Virtual Reality that we experience ourselves as existing within.

This paradigm shift has recently been gaining more widespread acceptance in the area of Digital Physics and Quantum Mechanics that has been raising questions about the fundamental basis of physical reality and the role of Consciousness within it for about 100 years. It provides a better model with which to explain quantum physics and relativity which is analogous to the expansion from the Flat-Earth model to the Round Earth, Planetary Model.

Tom Campbell is at the forefront of this movement in presenting a Theory Of Everything into which these developing ideas can fit. He presents his work currently through many interviews and presentations available for viewing on the affiliated sites listed and linked to in the left margin, MBT events and MBT youtube. Tom Campbell's books are readily available at many book stores but specifically over the Internet for order from the MBT main site and even reading completely at MBT google books, both affiliated sites listed and linked to in the left margin.

The 15 key insight document linked on the German version of this page is currently only available in German language. But you can view the video version from which the text of the German article was taken:


This text can also be downloaded as a PDF file here:

In 2017 Tom released an updated version which can be downloaded as PDF here:


It is recommended to actually read the PDF version from 2017 linked above. I currently don't have the time to properly edit this article but it is based on a previous version with just 14 definitions. The 2017 version has 17 definitions in it.

Because of the inherent interconnectivity among the definitions in this list, many of these definitions contain words and concepts that are defined and discussed elsewhere in the list. Thus, one must read the entire list once to gain the background one should have before reading it for the first time.

1. Awareness is the knowledge and perception of both self and other than self. Awareness is a sense of, an appreciation and understanding of, one’s own existence and of what exists beyond one’s self. Awareness is capable of experience. Awareness as perception requires information as an input. Awareness as knowledge requires memory (or every instant would appear to be the first) and some very rudimentary processing since perception must be processed into knowledge. Awareness can only be implemented within an information system -- i.e., a system that provides information input, memory, and processing. Memory carries the assumption of time.

2. Will is awareness focused toward the achievement of a specific goal. Defining and achieving a goal requires both choices and change which carries an assumption of implicit time (before, during, and after the goal was achieved or choices made – defining past, present, and future) and the ability to process information (otherwise awareness would remain static and could not evolve). Will can only be implemented within an information system (a system that provides information and dynamic (time based) processing as well as memory (required to support processing) and purpose (required to develop a meaningful goal – e.g., system entropy reduction to facilitate evolution). The “distance” to the goal and the affect that past choices have made to that distance are information outputs that become the input to the next iteration of processing and choice. To achieve a goal effectively requires the evolution of an iterative process called learning.

Intent is the expression of active will within consciousness to achieve the desired goal through purposeful choice. Will answers the question “what?”and provides the goal. Intent answers “how?” and provides the idea (plan, process, vision, or conceptualization) of how a specific choice might move the system closer to the goal. Thus intent contains the driver, motivation, thrust, impulsion, and the impetus or reason behind the choice or action in making a specific choice. Morality is attached to the being-level intent, not the choice. Making the choice executes change in the system (hopefully moving it toward its goal). The systems purpose defines its most general overall goal (decreasing system entropy), but there are many specific sub goals that must be dealt with by will and intent in the process of moving a system, one small step (dynamic iteration) at a time, toward satisfying its purpose. Will and Intent are an expression of consciousness, they are rooted in the whole consciousness, not just the intellectual part.

3. Consciousness (sometimes called “mind”) is an evolving (self-modifying) awareness that employs both will and intent to facilitate its evolution. An awareness that makes intentional, willful choices is called a consciousness. To effectively utilize will and intent in the service of evolution requires consciousness to have input (from an internal and/or external environment), memory, ability to process information, and a purpose. Moreover, the will of consciousness is always free to make choices that are contained within its decision space. A consciousness always has a choice, i.e., a consciousness cannot have a zero decision space and remain conscious or have a free will. Consciousness and free will (and thus a finite decision space) are logically necessary for each other to exist. Consciousness can only be implemented within an information system that has evolved memory, processing, and the ability to change itself through free will choice (in order to facilitate its evolution – i.e., satisfy its purpose). Information systems evolve by decreasing their entropy (creating useful information). Entropy is most effectively decreased in the long term when will and intent are applied in such a way that choices are made that move a system toward satisfying its purpose. Within consciousness, the considered effort of will and intent to move the system towards states of higher or lower entropy, define both the practical value (quality) of the choice and the moral value (quality) of the intent. A typical, though dysfunctional, consciousness works (processes) at two distinct levels: the intellectual level and the being level.

[Note: Focus toward achieving a specific goal from among many potential goals (perhaps also within a hierarchy of goals), requires a focused assessment of the direction forward (will) and a clear intention (vision and plan) that may suggests a specific choice. The choice, because successful evolution cannot be entirely random, requires memory (of previous choices), processing (a comparative result of those previous choices -- learning) and a purpose (criteria by which to compare the value of one choice to another). Change (as evidenced by choice, memory, processing, and learning) carries an implicit assumption of time – which delivers dynamic existence. A choice once made is irreversible and moves the system forward (positive evolution to states of lower entropy) or backward (de-evolution to states of higher entropy) to a new state of being.

A good choice (as opposed to a bad choice) moves the consciousness system toward lower entropy states (positive evolution – becoming love). It is generally a moral (also called high quality or love based) intent that expresses itself as a good choice that increases the quality (lowers the entropy) of the individual and the consciousness system. Will and intent are attributes of a whole individuated unit of consciousness (IUOC) and not simply creations of the intellectual level of a consciousness.]

4. Evolution represents the process of emergent complexity that naturally begins (self starts) when there are enough degrees of freedom available within a system of sufficient potential to eventually produce (through random changes) basic survivable structures (e.g., like a cell)which leads to even more complex survivable structures (like a multi-celled entity) made of many interactive basic structures as natural selection of evolution progresses. Next, evolution produces functional specialization within multi-celled entities. In systems with many complex potential outcomes, evolution directs and encourages change (through natural selection) toward more profitable states of being (lower entropy configurations).

[Note: The existence of evolution as a natural process is one of two assumptions of MBT. The second assumption is that awareness, will, intent, and consciousness all eventually evolve or emerge together within an information system of sufficient potential. We see evolution at work every day and we are indeed consciousness, thus evolution must exist and consciousness did evolve. A crude primordial information system that simply can differentiate one state from another (create information) is the simplest most straightforward and basic system that has the potential to evolve into what we call consciousness. Occam’s razor suggests starting with the fewest and simplest assumptions, and that is where we have started.]

5. Decision space represents all the choices (options) one has access to (from the intellectual or being level) at any given time. These do not include choices that are theoretically or potentially available but one has no immediate awareness of, or access to, them. To be conscious, one must have a finite decision space. Within the normal person, the decision space contains competing options that represent all the drivers of choice within the awareness (will, intent, intellect, ego, belief, consciousness quality, attitude, emotion and feeling) all simmering within a pungent soup of fear and love. These drivers of an IUOC’s choice represent the force behind how it chooses to interpret whatever data it receive from the data-stream and then how and why it chooses a specific response to that interpretation. Choice cannot be completely removed or eliminated from a conscious individual. If choice is entirely eliminated, the individual is no longer conscious.

Will (goals), intents and choices are not made exclusively at the intellectual level. The intellectual level and the being level, within a normal or typical individual, work together to produce goals, intents, and choices -- however, either level may be dominant in directing the choice. One may try to give up personal responsibility for making a choice, or try to assign that responsibility elsewhere, but the choice remains and it remains yours (the whole IUOC) to make or not. Not making a specific choice is a choice. A choice once made usually alters the size and content of the decision space from which it was chosen as well as the decisions spaces of others who are interactively involved with the chooser. Consciousness is an interactive multiplayer game.

6. Free will is the ability of a conscious awareness to freely make or not make any of the choices in one’s decision space. Making a free will choice is rooted in the whole consciousness, not just the intellectual part of a dysfunctional consciousness.

7. The Intellectual level reflects what you think. As the seat of your intellect, it represents who and what you would like to think you are as well as what you think about others relative to yourself. It represents the image you have of yourself and of the rest of the world. It is aware and processes information, assesses, analyzes, judges, imagines, and plans (thinks) in a way that it usually can justify as rational and reasonable (whether it is or not in the eyes of anyone else). It may contain and be driven by intellectual knowledge, love, fear, ego, expectations, beliefs, and may feel pain and joy. It makes choices and expresses will and intent at the intellectual level. It tends to see the world as arrays and sequences of little pictures – it generally represents left brain function. The intellectual level usually is not intellectually aware of what is processing within the being level though it often strongly reflects it and then tries to justify it. The intellect uses ego and belief to counterbalance its fear. When you change (learn and grow) at the intellectual level, you create a larger decision space (greater awareness) and a new image of yourself and others – you do not necessarily change the quality of your consciousness (evolve) unless this intellectual level change is internalized (also produces change) at the being level. The evolution of consciousness must take place at the being level. Knowledge (intellectual content) alone cannot increase the quality of your consciousness. To change (grow up or evolve) at a fundamental level, one must change who and what they are, not simply who they think they are, what they want to be, or what they know about the world.

8. The Being Level reflects who and what you are at the core of your being. As the seat of emotion and intuition, it feels and empathizes. It is aware and processes information, assesses, analyzes, judges, imagines, and plans intuitively. It does not have to justify itself as rational or reasonable – it just is as it is. It may contain and be driven by intuitive knowledge, instinct, love, fear, ego, expectations, beliefs, and may feel pain and joy. It makes choices and expresses will and intent at the being level. It tends to see the world as an interconnected whole – it generally represents right brain function. The being level sometimes pays attention to processing at the intellectual level but is not ruled by it. Contrary to change at the intellectual level, when you change fundamentally (personal growth, spiritual growth, grow up) at the being level, you may evolved or de-evolved the quality of your consciousness, thus becoming a different person. Change at the intellectual level may or may not result in change at the being level.

[Note: The “you” that the being and intellectual levels reflect and represent is the “you” as consciousness (as an IUOC) not the “you” as the virtual body of your avatar. The right and left hemispheres of your virtual (“physical”) brain simply represent a logical requirement of the rule-set as it has constrained evolution within our Virtual reality (VR). The constraints of the VR define what information can and cannot be in the data-stream sent to each IUOC player describing VR (“game”) content and interactions. The virtual reality that we describe as “physical” exists only in the awareness (mind) of the IUOC players and the LCS.The being level and intellectual level only exist as separate and distinct entities within a conscious being if that being is fearful (makes fear based choices). The inability of the intellect to deal directly, straightforwardly, and effectively with some fears creates the unnatural and dysfunctional separateness between these two levels of consciousness processing. The fear is pushed out of sight of the intellect but remains active at the being level. The ego is employed to help the intellect ignore (rather than deal with) the fear. Remove the fear and the being level becomes one with the intellectual level. Without fear, the intellectual and being levels meld together to form an optimized, unified, whole awareness – a fully self-aware and other-aware consciousness that effectively integrates and optimized the combined functions of both virtual hemispheres. Separateness between these two levels is pathological. A healthy, whole, fully conscious being (without fear – thus without ego, expectation, and belief) is fully self-aware of all of his intents, ideas, inclinations, instincts, internal processes, intellect, feelings, and intuition. There is no obscured or “subconscious” portion of the mind – the existence of a “subconscious” is a symptom of a dysfunctional, high-entropy consciousness – in other words, it perfectly represents a normal and therefore comparatively “healthy” member of our society. {Remember, in a virtual reality constrained by a rule-set, a virtual brain manages (takes care of all CNS functions such as autonomic reflexes, digestion, circulation, hormone release, etc.) a virtual body that interacts within a simulation of a virtual world. Interaction within the virtual world serves to define the constraints placed upon the data stream that is sent to a healthy real consciousness that has no subconscious function. Consciousness (The LCS) is the only thing that is real, everything else is virtual – see definition for virtual reality below}]

9. Love, the opposite of fear, is about other – it is creatively expressed as compassion toward, and caring about, other – it expresses itself in terms of service and value to others. Love is awareness expressing an intention to be caring, helpful, and useful to others. To be more precise, compassion and caring, service and value, being helpful and useful to others are the results of awareness acting on a love based intent which is also a fearless intent. Love is the fundamental nature of a low entropy consciousness. Love is given away at the being level while need is negotiated at the intellectual level. When you eliminate a “normal” being’s high entropy fear, his ego and beliefs also drop away and what you have left is a very abnormal low entropy being of love. Loving yourself is called Narcissism and is very dysfunctional. Not feeling negative about yourself is necessary and the first step to growing up and getting rid of your fears.

10. Fear, the opposite of love, is about self – Fear is creatively expressed as ego, belief, and expectation – it expresses itself in terms of value to itself: I need, I want, I believe, I expect, I deserve. To be more precise, ego and belief, self-centeredness and expectation are the results of awareness acting on a fear-based intent. Fear is the fundamental nature of a high entropy consciousness. Fear resides at both the intellectual and being levels. Without fear, there is noego, belief or expectation and the intellectual and being level become one without differentiation. As fear is decreased, awareness and decision space increases.

11. Ego is not simply self-awareness – as we have said above, a sense of self, a sense of one’s own existence is both necessary and good – otherwise there could be no collective experience or learning. Freud called awareness that is not in response to fear “super ego” we simply refer to it as the expression of love. While love expresses awareness in the service of others, Ego expresses awareness in reaction to fear – thus, Ego is the result of awareness acting on a fear-based intent. Ego resides at both the intellectual and being levels.

[Note: “Ego”, as defined here, from the more theoretical MBT point of view, might seem to be quite different than the usual Freudian definition. However, from a practical point of view, MBT’s “ego” and Freud’s “ego” are almost identical. Freud observed ego and its dynamics in the people he studied. His model is empirical – i.e., based on his observations – a practical model. The people he studied were almost entirely driven by fear and lived in a society driven by fear -- as is, and as do, almost everyone on our planet. The ego he observed and assessed was self-awareness driven by fear, which is exactly the same as how MBT defines ego. Because such an ego was normal to himself and others who seemed to be comparatively healthy and doing well within their dominantly fear based society, ego was also defined to be a necessary and healthy part of an individual. From the warped perspective of fearful individuals within a fear based society, having no ego would appear to be dysfunctional. However, as mentioned above, Freud did notice something within the capacity of human awareness that remained outside of the normal, dominant, fear-based pathological self-awareness (ego) – he called that “super ego”. Freud did not make the connection that super-ego (what we call love) was a characteristic of healthy low entropy (more highly evolved) consciousness while ego was a characteristic of dysfunctional high entropy (less evolved) consciousness. If he had made that connection, he would have had to place most all of humanity as well as himself and most , if not all, of his associates and potential supporters in the “dysfunctional” or “pathological” category”. That would have not been a theory that would have gone far or become popular – such an idea (choice) was probably unthinkable and thus, not in his decision space.]

12. Belief occurs when you really want to know but do not have the facts... you simply believe you know. Disbelief is another form of belief. If you want to know, or fear not knowing, and are unable or unwilling to discover sufficient facts, a belief fixes that problem – it also, at the same time, eliminates (greatly reduces) the possibility of finding out. Once the belief is made, information conflicting with the belief is easily discounted, disregarded and ignored.

13. Virtual reality (VR) is a computed reality structure defined by information that represents the possibilities and constraints of an interactive multiplayer “game” (environment, rules, and individual characteristics and abilities of the game elements and pieces). VRs are constructs ofinformation. Board game analogy: The VR represents the game board (environment), game rules of interaction, and the game pieces (avatars) that the players play. An individuated unit of consciousness (IUOC) represents the individual player. “Our VR” and sometimes “the VR” refers to the virtual reality that we call our physical universe – i.e., the VR in which our “physical” body is a virtual character or game piece called an avatar. Our VR is an evolving simulation (according to the initial conditions and rule-set) that defines the constraints placed on the data-streams being sent to each IUOC player. Consciousness, in the form of the Larger consciousness system (LCS), is the creator (but not the programmer – there is no programmer) of the VR, and of the IUOC (which is a part of the LCS). Consciousness is an evolving, aware entity with will and intent implemented within a digital information system. Because evolution is an open ended, dynamic process of continuous change, any evolving entity must continue to evolve (to lower its entropy) or de-evolve (increase its entropy – eventually self-destructing or dying) within the constraints of its environment. Thus, positive evolution becomes the most fundamental purpose of all entities (survive and live or disintegrate and die). Conscious entities can be directly aware of that purpose and purposely make choices that actualize it – thus optimizing the consciousness evolution process for such an entity. Rudimentary awareness of this versus that (1 vs. 0) eventually evolves into the LCS, which, in turn, evolves (instead of programs) VRs and IUOCs. IUOCs eventually facilitate and accelerate their opportunities for positive evolution by becoming the free-will awareness, will, and intent, (consciousness) of a virtual avatar in a multi-player, interactive, evolving virtual reality originally defined by initial-conditions and a rule-set.

14. The consciousness evolutionary process (game) works like this: Experience happens (among interactive players and the set) within this virtual reality, and you (IUOC), as the mind of your avatar in the VR, have to deal with that experience by making choices that are inspired by your goals and intents (you react to your experience). The quality of your goals and intent leads to specific choices that over time cause you to evolve or devolve. Each choice is based on intent (vision, planning, motivation) that is either fear-based or love-based. Goals-Intents-choices that are neutral, eventually lead to stagnation which eventually leads to deterioration (de-evolution) and a more limited set of choices. A choice is good if it leads to lower system entropy (positive consciousness evolution – evolving toward becoming love). Moral intentions almost always lead to good choices and will always, in the long run, lead to lowering system entropy. Our interactive, multiplayer VR (our apparent physical reality) is designed to create challenging experiences leading to productive choices by the IUOCs. Think of it as an entropy reduction trainer for Individuated units of consciousness (IUOCs – pieces of the LCS) created by the Larger consciousness system (LCS) to facilitate the evolution of itself in order to survive and live rather than the alternative: disintegrate and die.

The LCS is an aware, imperfect, finite, evolving conscious entity in the form of a large digital information system. At the root, there is nothing but information – everything, every idea, thought, desire, feeling, emotion, star, rock, brain, atom, space and time can be reduced toinformation and all interaction reduced to communication. Positing anything more is logically unnecessary (unnecessary assumptions and unnecessary complexity) since all can be directly derived from this single starting point. An understanding that, at the most fundamental level of our “physical” reality, there is nothing but information is an idea that science is now embracing more and more every day.