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  1. #1 Thought & Perception vs Consciousness? 
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    If the universe and all existence suddenly ceased to exist (no explosions, destruction, transitions). Just disappeared. Only nonexistence. Obviously, we wouldn't be able to think back on it, because our minds and consciousness are wiped from existence.

    That's pretty scary... Think about this, 20 seconds from now, the universe will cease to exist. You will no longer think. You will no longer be conscious on the most fundamental level. You won't be able to think back on it. And ... Game over. I find this incredibly daunting :P

    Now, what about this idea? Our perception and thoughts are limited to our own time. So, what if time instantly turned back every 15 minutes? You would think the exact same thing over and over again, and have no idea what happened. I wonder if I could live through the same cycle 100,000 times.

    What do you think?


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    I'm wondering if this is philosophy or trash.... no offense, but why did you post this.


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    Change the weed you are smoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    I'm wondering if this is philosophy or trash.... no offense, but why did you post this.
    Sorry if this seems pointless. I'm not saying this is what is really happening in our world. I posted it to bring up how our perception relates to time. I was setting up a hypothetical situation to show how our consciousness is so limited. A practical real world case I thought didn't illustrate my point. For example, instant unexpected death. It's the overwhelming sense that you can't change anything because you can't even think on the most basic level, that was my point. It's somewhat difficult to describe.

    And the same going for time turning back, our perception is limited in such a system as if our perception environment is "closed" in that way. So that no matter how many times time rolls back, we would act, think, and perceive the same way. And as such I wonder if I could live through the same cyclic loop of time so many times that I would eventually act differently at some point or figure something out. And then I asked "What do you think"? So, what are your thoughts on this?

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    Unnecessary and uncandidly immature. But you were just trying to find humor, I guess. I'll just shake my head to that.
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    Imo, You could live throught it because you wouldnt know about it and would not have any clues about something being odd (according to the ficticious paramerts of your thought experiment).
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