Just woke up (half an hour ago) at five thirty am, from a night's dreaming of various showers, and then, slowly drifting into conscious life, I opened my eyes and looked into the morning darkness and saw a type of lensing effect within the shapes upon the objects in my room.
I wondered if, for all our studies into the deep universe, i.e. into space, using astronomy and cosmology, whether the laws of physics - as we know them - could be translated into a space that little bit more close to home.
That is, could our investigations into deep space and time be scaled down to account for the more immediate experience of human consciousness?
For example, perhaps the lensing effect familiar in the phenomenon of black holes, or other lensing bodies, may be scaled down to account for the immediate vicinity of conscious experience. I imagine this would require an investigation into optical physics. But what, in this scheme, would be lensed, and what would do the lensing?
Light can bend in a gravitational field, and this happens at large distances. But perhaps light also bends according to a quantum scheme, along vanishingly small distances. Perhaps the idea of consciousness has something to do with this.
Then I came to realise, that in so many ways, whereas the Schwarzschild metric is a solution to Einstein's field equations, and said metric contains however many singularities, that there must be in effect a solution to Einstein's field equations or a solution within the metric that solves for what might be known as a singularity of consciousness. We have a singularity at and a singularity at but is there another singularity that takes into account the observer themselves?
When we deal with physics of potential, in terms of the Earth, including gravity, we take the zero of gravity to be either at or in order that we take into account the concept of a "test-particle".
So it follows that, within all our equations in physics, that we have neglected to include a term that takes into account the observer himself.
That is the long and short of my conjecture, and I shall deign to investigate further.
You are right. There are some books by Michael Talbot you may have heard of or may interest you: The Holographic Universe is one.
Thank you Jessica,
I've read that book, and I may own it. I haven't read it in some years, so I'll have another look.