To: Henrik Ehrsson – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Dear Professor Ehrsson,
Our greatest limitation in life is the limitation of our working memory in our mind, our Experience-Entity.
Imagine you would have an infinitely large working memory in your Experience-Entity. Then all your conscious decisions of your whole life and all the experiences of your whole life would be in immediate access. You would always be instantly aware of them at any time.
There would be no need to want to remember and wait for your Body-Entity to provide you with the desired information. All would always be available at any moment. You would be aware of your whole life in every second.
You could make decisions every second that would be based on your entire life. Your memory would not depend on how you have rated a particular experience in the past. Whether you have considered it very important or unimportant, you would instantly know of them. All your experiences and all your up to date knowledge would always be included in every decision.
This would certainly make better decisions and you would certainly develop faster.
However, what would happen, if all people would develop optimally faster. Many people would probably develop into very similar optimal people.
The diversity in the universe would not be so high as it is, if the distribution of human individuals would be much smaller. Even the types and variances of interaction among people would become more and more similar. The diversity of humans and their interactions would decline.
The goal of all rules in the universe is constant maximization of diversity in the universe. It drives the Evolution of creator’s knowledge and thereby the Evolution of the universe through new rules, he will put in force.
If we would have an infinite large working memory, we would not experience something like subconsciousness. The experiences of subconsciousness comes from our very small working memory in our Experience-Entity. Everyone has build up a huge structure of emotional goals during their lifes. Not all of them have also an intellectual definition what they could mean in our physical life.
It consists of longterm goals, intermediate goals and shortterm goals which we try to pursue. Due to our small working memory, our Experience-Entity fully depends on it’s Body-Entity’s capability to inform our ego about those goals if the current situation requires a decision. Our Experience-Entity has to decide several times in a second.
The problem of subconscious decisions comes up, if a decision, the Experience-Entity has to make, has too many options to pursue various goals in our goals hierarchy. The intellectual explanation of those goals cannot immediately presented along with the decision options for a proper analysis of the best decision.
The Body-Entity can only deliver the pure decision options accompanied with the emotion the accompanied goal was based on, because of the memory limitation. If we need to decide very fast, we will always select this decision having the strongest and most positive emotion associated with. If we would have enough time to analyse each decision option to understand their individual consequences, we might choose differently.
If we have established emotional goals (wishes) and have not yet further specified what this goal would be in the physical world. Any decision for this kind of goal would always be remembered as a subconscious decision because there is no visual imagination associated with it, just emotions are experienced.
With an infinite large working memory, we would instantly know all our goals and all the emotions, we had, when we had established those goals in our consciousness. Nothing would be forgotten or overseen. We could always decide optimal, based on all our experiences.
My best wishes to you to make always fit and proper decisions, Peter Richard
Send at February 1st, 2020