Reality


Reality are the things in life that are commonly observed and verified to exist, things that are consistent and not just random. Reality is something that is perceived as real and is physically experienced by the senses. But reality can be manipulated by propaganda, beliefs, biases, fantasies, illusions, simulations, assumptions, language, and also be influenced by conformity or mass hysteria, so reality is relative, and reality is not the exact same experience for everyone.

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Truman Show Real is something capable of being treated as fact and something that is being or occurring in actuality and having a verified existence and substance that coincides with reality. Real is something that is not an illusion, not fantasy, not imaginary or a feeling of intuition. Real is something that is no less than what is stated and worthy of a name and reflecting the essential or genuine character of something. Real is something that should not be taken lightly. Something fixed or immovable. Real in math is any rational or irrational number.

Realism is the state of being actual or real. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth. In philosophy realism is the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived and that abstract concepts exist independent of their names.

Realist is a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly. A philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them. Idealist.

Reality is combining all of your experiences and your knowledge of the world in order to accurately understand how things appear to you, and to determine the state of the world as it really is, rather than what you believe the world to be. Objective Reality is not taught in any school or in any university. As a result, most people live in a fantasy world without even knowing it. This is not normal.

Understanding reality helps us predict things by probability. But reality is multifaceted. The parts by themselves don't explain the whole and the whole by itself does not explain the parts. Reality is relative, just like time and space is relative, it depends on the observer. But what if the observer is an idiot, or, what if many observers think alike and they don't have access to information that allows for a different perspective? Reality is the beginning of a conversation, reality is not a conclusion.

Realistic is showing a sensible and practical awareness of things as they are, and having a good grip on the reality of a situation with the understanding of what can be done and what cannot be done. Something that resembles the actual truth about life.

Actual is existing in fact and not merely potential or possible. Taking place in reality and not pretended or imitated.

Actually
is an actual fact. Actuality is the state of actually existing objectively.

Tangible is something perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch. Capable of being treated as fact.

Corporeal is having material or physical form or substance. Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit. Corporeal the physical substance or matter that has rest mass and (usually) also volume. Incorporeal.

Material World refers to the physical world where we live, work and play, whereby all our natural senses, like sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, movement, and feeling, are capable of grasping the concrete realities like people, places, things as they appear to us. Materialism.

Substance is real physical matter of which a person or thing consists. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. The idea that is intended. What a communication that is about something is about. A particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties. The property of holding together and retaining its shape. Chemical Substance.

Embody is to represent something in bodily form or to represent or express something abstract in tangible form.

Construct is where the existence of the thing may be said to depend upon a subject's mind. This contrasts with a real object, where existence does not seem to depend on the existence of a mind. Matrix.

De facto is existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not. In reality or fact. De facto describes practices that exist in reality, even though they are not officially recognized by laws. Valid. De facto describes practices that exist in reality, even though they are not officially recognized by laws. It is commonly used to refer to what happens in practice, in contrast with de jure ("by law"), which refers to things that happen according to law.

Substantive is something having a firm basis in reality and therefore important, meaningful, or considerable. Something having a separate and independent existence.

Entity is that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence, living or nonliving.

What Is Reality? (youtube) - Reality is information. Information is a form of symbolism. Geometric symbols represent themselves which humans give meaning to. Meaning is a comparison that we make to our past memories that allows us to make a subjective choice. What ever Reality is, it's Freaking Brilliant!

Real Life describes actual events, people, activities and interactions. "IRL" stands for "In Real Life". Virtual Reality.

Empirical is the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation.

Consensus Reality is the generally agreed-upon version of reality within a community or society, based on a consensus view that is shaped by shared experiences and understandings. This understanding arises from the inherent differences in individual perspectives or subjectivities relating to knowledge or ontology, leading to uncertainties about what is real. While various viewpoints exist, people strive to establish a consensus, serving as a pragmatic guide for social norms. The appeal to consensus arises from the fact that humans do not fully understand or agree upon the nature of knowledge or ontology, often making it uncertain what is real, given the vast inconsistencies between individual subjectivities. We can, however, seek to obtain some form of consensus, with others, of what is real. We can use this consensus as a pragmatic guide, either on the assumption that it seems to approximate some kind of valid reality, or simply because it is more "practical" than perceived alternatives. Consensus reality therefore refers to the agreed-upon concepts of reality which people in the world, or a culture or group, believe are real (or treat as real), usually based upon their common experiences as they believe them to be; anyone who does not agree with these is sometimes stated to be "in effect... living in a different world." Throughout history this has also raised a social question as to the effects of a society in which all individuals do not agree upon the same reality. Children have sometimes been described or viewed as "inexperience[d] with consensus reality," though are described as such with the expectation that their perspective will progressively form closer to the consensus reality of their society as they age.

Collective Consciousness

Social Constructionism suggests various facets of social reality—such as concepts, beliefs, norms, and values—are formed through continuous interactions and negotiations among society's members, rather than empirical observation of physical reality. The theory of social constructionism posits that much of what individuals perceive as 'reality' is actually the outcome of a dynamic process of construction influenced by social conventions and structures. Examples of social constructs range widely, encompassing the assigned value of money, conceptions of concept of self/self-identity, beauty standards, gender, language, race, ethnicity, social class, social hierarchy, nationality, religion, social norms, the modern calendar and other units of time, marriage, education, citizenship, stereotypes, femininity and masculinity, social institutions, and even the idea of 'social construct' itself. These constructs are not universal truths but are flexible entities that can vary dramatically across different cultures and societies. They arise from collaborative consensus and are shaped and maintained through collective human interactions, cultural practices, and shared beliefs. This articulates the view that people in society construct ideas or concepts that may not exist without the existence of people or language to validate those concepts, meaning without a society these constructs would cease to exist.

Reality Tunnel is a theory that, with a subconscious set of mental filters formed from beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets the same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder". It is similar to the idea of representative realism.

Mental Representation is a hypothetical internal cognitive symbol that represents external reality or its abstractions. Mental representation is the mental imagery of things that are not actually present to the senses.

Base Reality is the idea that there are multiple layers of reality, that progressively go deeper, until you get what reality actually is. Instead, what you experience is a very watered down version of real reality. Simulation.

Reality is when emergent properties are real, and not imaginary entities, but have a grounding in the physical world. Efficacy in emergent properties are efficiently causally linked to their component parts in that the emergence of the emergent property happens inherently with its parts.

Emergence occurs when a complex entity has properties or behaviors that its parts do not have on their own, and emerge only when they interact in a wider whole. Emergence plays a central role in theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. For instance, the phenomenon of life as studied in biology is an emergent property of chemistry and quantum physics.

What's behind the Curtain? Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence.

What is Time? - How much do we Know? - How many Layers?

What is Reality? Things that we can, to the best of our knowledge, figure out and define by ways of Scientific Research and Experience. Using this particular method we cannot include personal beliefs, personal opinions or theory’s because these things cannot be easily confirmed. Though Religious Beliefs, Theory’s and personal opinions are essential in keeping our minds open, we should always have areas of research that stick to what definitions we know using the knowledge that we can confirm. This will help minimize confusion and misunderstandings. You don't have to know Physics or know the inner workings of an atom to help explain Reality, because the deeper you go, the farther away you will become to what is known. Not to say that these journeys are a waste of time. On the contrary we should always have as many people looking at as many possibilities as we can. Multiple Dimensions, Holograms and Religious Beliefs should never be ignored. And of course you can never be fully aware of everything that there is in this world. But at the least you should try to be aware of as many things as possible, and at the same time, confirm these things with as many people as possible. So the first thing to do is to define what criteria will be used to measure reality. Then get as many people you can to answer theses questions and thus end up with some kind of consensus for a basic definition for the word reality. Reality is best understood using some form of confirmation. Do you see what I see? Do you understand the way I understand? We cannot use one set of eyes to explain Reality. It’s not “Will it still be there if I’m not there to look at it?” Of course it will be. What do you think? You’re the only one who’s looking? And after all that, Reality is something that is continually evolving, so what might be considered reality today may not be reality tomorrow. Reality is not always a constant or is reality something that you can always be Aware of. Are there two realities?

Locally Real is when local means that objects can be influenced only by their surroundings and that any influence cannot travel faster than light.

It's like putting a photograph in front of a video surveillance camera so that the person looking at the video monitor thinks they are looking at a live video, but they are not. So now people can work behind the scenes without anyone seeing them. Blinding you from reality.

Reality is Relative. Reality is an illusion when you're unaware that you are living in a fantasy world. Illusion is an illusion when you don't know it's an illusion. When you know something is an illusion, is it still an illusion?

Kids and adults spend way too much time living in their own personal fantasy world then they do Reality. And the reason is that people are not even aware when they are in a fantasy world, because they have not yet totally defined what reality is. So the difference between reality and fantasy is blurred. You need to define these two things. And you need to practice awareness. You also need have a baseline, and you need to keep learning and experiencing. Potential.

Reality is a word to describe what is, and what may happen in the future. Humans have many methods for measuring and predicting what is, and what might happen. Reality was here before humans existed, because cause and effect has been measured in fossils of life forms predating humans. Don't confuse consciousness with reality. Because just being aware does not mean that you are living in reality. And don't think that you know what reality is, because reality for humans is based on what we have learned so far about our reality. So human reality is evolving and expanding as we learn more, thus reality will never stay totally the same for humans. Though reality looks weird and unpredictable at times, we know that the more we learn about reality, the less weird reality becomes, and the more predictable reality becomes. No matter how many dimensions that you can perceive, or what time scale or size scale you use to compare things too, you are only measuring reality, you are not totally defining what reality is. Even though there are an infinite amount of possibilities, this does not stop humans from using the knowledge that we have learned so far to measure what reality is today. And when we can confirm our reality with other people, we know that everything is not just in our minds. People who are blind or deaf still have similar realities to people who can see and hear. This is because humans have other methods for measuring reality, like using touch, taste, smell and feelings, as well as having other people helping them measure reality. So everyone has the ability to learn, and thus, everyone has other ways of constructing a reality. Even though each person experiences reality differently from one person to the next, this does not change the reality of the situation. Reality is learning about what our current state is. You can pretend that you don't live in reality, but that does not change reality, it only changes how you experience reality. We don't change reality, We change, as we learn more about what our reality is at this current time, but not necessarily what reality will be like tomorrow. Reality is learning, learning is reality. You can say that we can change reality, but we are not changing reality, we are changing what we have learned about what reality is, or what it's going to be. When we die, reality will still be here. Because when we see other people die, this does not change reality. It may change our experience with reality, but it will not change reality as a whole. Reality is learning, learning is reality.

Normal is a state or a condition or a behavior that is considered to be usual, typical or standard, or something that is regarded as an example of what is usual or average, which depends on the comparison. Normal is something that is in accordance with scientific laws. Normal in psychology is someone who has average intelligence and development. Normal is something that is not strange, insane, abnormal or crazy. Normal is being mentally healthy and physically healthy within certain limits and with a known baseline. Normal is being free from deficiencies or defects. Normal is behavior that is free from violence or coercion and is not abusive or exploitive or misleading. Something that is different can be normal. Conforming is normal, but popularity is not an accurate gauge for what is considered to be normal.

Everyone Lives in Exile from Reality. People are being forced to live in a reality that is corrupt and dysfunctional. Mostly because of the greed of corporate criminals. To live in someone else's sick delusional fantasy is not living. It's murder.

Pragmatism rejects the idea that the function of thought is to describe, represent, or mirror reality. Instead, pragmatists consider thought an instrument or tool for prediction, problem solving and action. Pragmatists contend that most philosophical topics—such as the nature of knowledge, language, concepts, meaning, belief, and science—are all best viewed in terms of their practical uses and successes. The philosophy of pragmatism “emphasizes the practical application of ideas by acting on them to actually test them in human experiences.

When we use the word reality, we are not 100 percent defining something, because nothing is 100 percent definitive, and there is no full 100 percent guarantee for complete accuracy. But in order to make things easy and less complicated, we use labels as a tool to make communication more effective and more efficient. You can still get philosophical about reality if you want, but only when it's necessary. If we want to have a mutual understanding, we need to use a universal definition that helps us communicate. We are not saying that this particular definition is definitive and that there are no other variations, because there are other variations, but we only need them for certain situations when someone has difficulty understanding, or wants to express a concern, or, when new knowledge and information has been discovered that would require us to update our definition of Reality, or any other word for that matter. 

"Having no guarantee doesn't mean that you don't have any control."

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." - Plutarch was a Greek biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.

A person's reality is closely related to how many questions that they can logically answer. For Example: Knowing that you need water to live, but also knowing how clean the water is? Knowing that you need food to live, but also knowing how healthy the food is? Knowing that the earth orbits around the sun, but also knowing why it does and how that effects humans here on earth? We should know the things that we have confirmed to be true, things that can be repeated in testing, a consensus of information and knowledge. But popularity is not always an accurate measurement for value, or how certain words are understood. Reality does not have a 'one meaning fits all' because reality is closely related to an individuals own perception and the education or level of knowledge they have acquired. So reality can have different meanings to different people. So the word 'Reality' cannot be used on its own. Reality must be defined by the person using the word "Reality", so they can be understood and people will know what they're saying when they use the word Reality in a sentence. Meanings.

"We may all be blind and we may all be fools, but we have clearly shown that we all have the ability to learn. So even if we cannot see what is real to us now, or if we do not have the necessary information that allows us to fully understand what we see, we will eventually, if we keep learning."

Objective Reality means the state or quality of being true even outside of a subject's individual biases, interpretations, feelings, and imaginings. Valid - Objective - What is Life?


Quasi Realities


Quasi is having some resemblance to what is real and being partly true to some degree or partly similar.

Virtual Reality - Artificial Reality

Allegory of the Cave describes a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from things passing in front of a fire behind them, and they begin to give names to these shadows. The shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall do not make up reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners. This idea was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work the Republic (514a–520a).

Subjectivity - Biased - Pretending to Know - Invalid Argument - Ideology - Bubble

Blind Men and an Elephant is a story of a group of blind men, who have never come across an elephant before and who learn and conceptualize what the elephant is like by touching it. Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant body, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then describe the elephant based on their partial experience and their descriptions are in complete disagreement on what an elephant is. In some versions, they come to suspect that the other person is dishonest and they come to blows. The moral of the parable is that humans have a tendency to project their partial experiences as the whole truth, ignore other people's partial experiences, and one should consider that one may be partially right and may have partial information. Relative.

Red Pill or Blue Pill? (wiki) - Philosophy of the Matrix - Blue Pill or Red Pill - The Matrix (2/9) Movie CLIP (1999) HD (video) - There is a spoon, but it's not really a spoon, or is it just a spoon?

There's the "reality is what you make it" and then there's "the reality that is not of your making."

"You can live in your own reality, but learning to confirm your reality with others helps you to confirm at least some of the world, otherwise you're doing nothing but guessing." 

Reality Tunnel with a subconscious set of mental filters formed from his or her beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets the same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder", "Is truth in the eye of the beholder?"

Philosophical Realism is the belief that some aspects of reality are ontologically independent of our conceptual schemes, perceptions, linguistic practices, beliefs, etc.

The world exists ‘out there’ independent of us. But ignorance distorts reality, and ignorance also distorts the definition of reality. Perceptual Evolution (PDF).

"The 2015 film called the Room is a good example how reality can be shaped by our experiences and from our lack of knowledge."  "Everyone lives in a Room, it's just that some people have a bigger room, which some never leave."

Plane Esotericism a plane other than the physical plane is conceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe.

Subject in philosophy is a being who has a unique consciousness and/or unique personal experiences, or an entity that has a relationship with another entity that exists outside of itself (called an "object"). A subject is an observer and an object is a thing observed.

Qualia is considered to be individual instances of subjective, conscious experience, like the pain of a headache, the taste of wine, or the perceived redness of an evening sky. As qualitative characters of sensation, qualia stand in contrast to "propositional attitudes".

Reality Quotes - Multiverse (other realities)

"Escaping reality is only temporary, You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

"You can create your own reality to a certain point, the point where you either know or don't know."

The only way to have any kind of consensus on what Reality is to have some kind of universal test that would help form a meaning on what the major populations define the word reality to be.

Umwelt meaning "environment" or "surroundings", the "biological foundations that lie at the very epicenter of the study of both communication and signification in the human [and non-human] animal".

Consensus Reality is that which is generally agreed to be reality, based on a consensus view.

Reality Distortion Field describes how the aliens created their own new world through mental force.

Popularity Dangers - Physics Observation Flaws

Quantum Mechanics concerned with processes involving atoms and photons.

Occam's Razor is when the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, which means the one reason with the fewest assumptions should be selected. To be able to explain a phenomena by the simplest hypothesis possible.

Philosophy - Intelligence - Awareness - Fear

Core in game theory is the set of feasible allocations that cannot be improved upon by a subset.

The Primacy of Consciousness (youtube)
What reality are you creating for yourself? Isaac Lidsky: (video and interactive text)
What the Bleep Do We Know!? 2004 (video on hulu) - Wiki

In order to break free from the box that you're in, you first have to realize that there is a box, second, you have to know what is outside the box.

The Man with the X-ray Eyes is a 1963 independently made color science fiction-horror film, where Dr. Xavier develops eye drops intended to increase the range of human vision, allowing one to see beyond the "visible" spectrum into the ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths and beyond. Believing that testing on animals and volunteers will produce uselessly subjective observations, he tests the drops on himself. Initially, Xavier discovers that he can see through people's clothing, and he uses his vision to save a young girl whose medical problem was misdiagnosed. Over time and with continued use of the drops, Xavier's visual capacity increases and his ability to control it decreases. Eventually, he can no longer see the world in human terms, but only in forms of lights and textures that his brain is unable to fully comprehend. Even closing his eyes brings no relief from the darkness in his increasingly frightening world, as he can now see through his closed eyelids. After accidentally killing a friend, Xavier goes on the run, using his x-ray vision first to work in a carnival, and then to win at gambling in a Las Vegas casino. Xavier's eyes are altered along with his vision: first they become black and gold, and then entirely black. To hide his startling appearance, he wears dark wrap-around sunglasses at all times. Leaving Las Vegas, Xavier drives out into the desert and wanders into a religious tent revival. He tells the evangelist that he is beginning to see things at the edges of the universe, including an "eye that sees us all" in the center of the universe. The pastor replies that what he sees is "sin and the devil" and quotes the Biblical verse, "If thine eye offends thee...pluck it out!" Xavier chooses to blind himself rather than continuing to see anything more.

How real does something have to be, in order to be? Reality is not definitive. All we can do is share the same beliefs on what reality is. You alone can not totally and accurately define reality, because you have nothing to compare your reality too. That is why we need each other. Together we form reality. But when we are separated, reality becomes skewed. So we must reaffirm our realities by communicating more.

Singularitarianism is not going to change our reality, that is the reality that is defined by the laws of nature, it will only make it easier for us to control and to adapt to our reality, which will make life a lot more enjoyable for everyone, and also, it will make our possibilities almost limitless. Superintelligence must be defined by humans first in order to recreate Artificial Intelligence. Technologies are a responsibility that only intelligent people can manage effectively. So Ignorance is our biggest problem.



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