Some Fundamental Ideas

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This section introduces some premises necessary to support the subsequent ideas in this book.

Premise 1: The intelligent mind is aware of the passage of time.

This premise simply implies that if Event One happens before Event Two, the observer is aware of the sequence: he knows that Event One happened first. The premise doesn’t imply anything about the awareness of time of day or even the ability to estimate elapsed amounts of time.

Premise 2: The intelligent mind can perceive three-dimensional space.

This premise implies that if two objects occupy different space, the intelligent mind can perceive that. It knows when an object is above, below, to the left or to the right or another object — even if it does not understand the definitions of up, down, left, or right.

This perception is not limited to observers with site. A siteless observer knows that it can move an object up and down and to the left and right.

These premises are somewhat specific to living creatures in our universe. If we did try to create an intelligent computer program we could feed it with inputs that are not dependent on the passage of time and a three dimensional universe. However, the goal of this writing is to explain how the human mind works and how that mechanism can be implemented with software. So we will assume that the computer to be programmed will be set up to experience our universe similarly to how we would.

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