Whether The Cosmos was specifically designed by some higher being or was the accidental byproduct of some Cosmik confluence is a highly debated topic best left for another time. What cosmologists and oneirologists do agree on is The Cosmos is a highly structured organism. The underpinnings of reality are discrete things that can be examined and measured using the scientific method. What follows is a sketch of what Cosmik thinkers of our time have discovered through use of reasoning and scientific inquiry into what actually comprises what we call reality.
The underlying principle or structure of The Cosmos is the binary relationship of everything. The first correlation to this first principle that sticks out like a sore thumb is gender. For most animals or beings to propagate or recreate themselves within their progeny, a male and a female is necessary. With few exceptions, a lone entity cannot create progeny. This also seems to be the case regarding data. Again with few deviations from the rule, data cannot either replicate itself or pass itself onto to anyone else with at least a one and a zero within the data set. The Passion and The Null are also intertwined binary conceptions, each necessary for the other to exist or at least be expressive in any manner. These are the most prominent examples of the binary nature of reality, but the list goes on and on.
How these binary structures affect our very existences is yet to be determined. Not enough information is known at the moment about this Cosmik framework to posit any rational theories about the implications to our existence, but progress is being made toward that end by those who study these matters. I'll leave you with this question: Why do life-altering decisions generally come down to two choices? Is it a matter of ease and over-simplification, or are Cosmik forces at work driving even our decision-making process?
All perceptions are bits of data strung together to give us the impression of sound, smell, taste, and sight. The roots of this data are binary, ones and zeros. Change a one or a zero and reality alters to reflect that modification. Oneirologists and cosmologists refer to this theory as digital dreaming.
Plato in his "Allegory Of The Cave" touched upon the notion of digital dreaming. This philosopher suggested reality is but a shadowy substance which forms the basis of our perceptions. Considering Plato's time in The Age of Antiquity, this was an astute observation, and a progressive line of reasoning. Current thinkers and scientists inherited a body of thought from philosophers like Plato which has enabled a more accurate inquiry into the nature of reality.
If reality is but a shadow or dream, how do our bodies fit into the scheme on a Cosmik level? Nobody knows the answer to that all-important question with any certainty. If our bodies do not exist, how would we know that, or be able to prove it? If we can't even prove the true nature of our own bodies, how can we prove or disprove the authenticity of anything else?
Oneirologists and cosmologists are a long way off with any proofs of the theory of digital dreaming. In many ways, these thinkers and scientists are no further ahead of the ancient philosophers on this point. Technological advancements have made it possible to examine everything down to the fundamental level, but the thinkers of our time have miles to go before they can rest on their laurels. In the meantime, we go on assuming our reality is real. We are left with nothing more than the adage, "We think, therefore we are." After all, if it feels genuine or tastes scrumptious, isn't that good enough?
Freewill is about making voluntary choices. Tied to freedom, it is a concept for which men have been willing to die from the beginning of man. A powerful idea, maybe the biggest, but is freewill deserving of the importance mankind attributes to it?
Ever since Eve convinced Adam to take a bite of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge and evil, mankind has been saddled with original sin as punishment for this transgression. Adam and Eve made their choice, but the rest of us didn't have that same privilege. Nevertheless, all of mankind suffers from a fateful decision none of us ever made. Collectivized punishment. How does that jive with freewill?
Would we have made the same choice Adam and Eve made, or would we have made a different choice? Do the powers that rule over The Cosmos have an inherent right to punish mankind for the sins of our forebears? If so, does freewill really exist for mankind? What other choices can't we make?
What if data were more than factual information? Could data be everything we perceive within reality, rather than mere facts we use to analyze reality? Would we know the difference?
Everything we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are products of electrical impulses that are translated into something understandable within our minds. Our very knowledge depends upon these inputs. Data and electrical impulses are inexplicably intertwined. What came first: The data or the impulses?
She's fashionably keen. She makes the scene, and she'll never break the day. But she's no drag, just watch the way she walks. With her, data says it all, and there can be nothing but elementary talk.
No tears. No fears. No ruined years. No clocks.
She's the Queen of Cool. She's a vixen in disguise. She's a lady who waits. Has a mind that's schooled. It never hesitates. Doesn't waste time in any plastic box.
Thought Trains are her trade. Ideas are the bread and butter of life. The energy of their passing cuts her core like a knife.
Data is a marvel and moves within her like a ticking bomb. She knows her time is nigh and waits for her end, a dutiful, blushing bride. Nothing can be done. She's accepted her world must subside.
No dreams. No screams. No gloom. All there is to do is meet her impending doom.
Many oneirologists wax poetically about reality being nothing more than data delivered to our consciousness as a series of electrical impulses. To these philosophically-minded explorers of the outer reaches of reality, data is real and everything else is a mere illusion. Then, are the housings for our consciousness we call bodies real or extensions of The Grand Illusion?