The Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe or CTMU (pronounced “cat-mew” is the first self-simulation theory of the relationship between mind and reality. Its author, Christopher Michael Langan, has been billed as “the smartest man in America”, with an IQ reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured at around 195.
In the CTMU, UBT (unbound telesis) is the ground-state of existence arrived at by stripping away the constraints of reality. Since there are no distributed constraints to limit its content, UBT is all-inclusive, infinite potential, and the source of all freedom.
Reality is created by filtratively emerging from this potential by the process of telic recursion. Since reality has a self-defined informational boundary distinguishing it from its complement (unactualized potential or unreality), it has recognizable content and structure. On the other hand, UBT is “a realm of zero constraint and infinite possibility where neither boundary nor content exists.”
Keith Woods: “First part of my interview with Chris Langan, where we discuss intelligence, his Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe, its place in Western philosophy, religion, God and the afterlife.”
5:38 Tying insights together, CTMU
12:46 What philosophers got close?
16:29 Why this universe? It’s the best possible outcome.
18:59 What is the end purpose of conscious being?
21:04 the ontological argument
22:51 Simulation and the veil of Maya, traditionalist cosmology
25:19 Perennialism, meta-religious framework, removing the conflicts between them
28:18 Mystical experiences
29:46 Nature of the soul, afterlife
33:23 NDEs, paranormal experiences
36:37 Metaphysics of reincarnation, transhumanism
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adjective: far on or ahead in development or progress.
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Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded.
Free will is closely linked to the concepts of responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgments which apply only to actions that are freely chosen. It is also connected with the concepts of advice, persuasion, deliberation, and prohibition. Traditionally, only actions that are freely willed are seen as deserving credit or blame. There are numerous different concerns about threats to the possibility of free will, varying by how exactly it is conceived, which is a matter of some debate.
Some conceive free will to be the capacity to make choices in which the outcome has not been determined by past events.
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