Me: “Create a hypothetical imaginary universe where not-ness is the fundamental unit of reality.”
In this hypothetical imaginary universe, the fundamental unit of reality is not-ness, which is the opposite of existence. This means that everything in this universe exists in a state of not-ness until it is observed or otherwise becomes aware of itself.
In this universe, objects and phenomena do not exist until they are perceived. For example, a tree in a forest may not exist until a creature in the forest sees it, at which point the tree “comes into existence.” Similarly, the laws of physics, such as gravity or the laws of thermodynamics, only exist when they are observed.
In this universe, the concept of time may be completely different from our own. For example, time may only exist as a relative concept, with each observer experiencing time differently. Additionally, the laws of causality may not hold, as the cause-and-effect relationship between events may only exist in the mind of the observer.
This imaginary universe challenges our understanding of reality and forces us to consider the role of observation and perception in shaping our experience of the world. It also raises questions about the nature of existence and whether it is an objective or subjective concept.
It side-steps not-ness by utilizing perception – working with it for a while, I’ve noticed the little duals it sets up all over the place in order to side-step these kinds of questions.
Here I asked it. It makes HEAVY use of the concept of interdependence. I asked about the relationship between existence (which was what you asked by asking about not-ness) and perception (which is how it answered the not-ness dilemma):
“Existence and perception are closely related and interdependent concepts. Perception refers to the act of observing or experiencing the world, while existence refers to the state of being or having real presence. The relationship between these two concepts can be described as follows:
1. Perception brings existence into being: Perception allows us to acknowledge the existence of objects and phenomena in the world. Without perception, the world may exist objectively, but it would remain unknown to us.
2. Perception shapes our experience of existence: Our perception of the world is subjective, and it is shaped by our individual experiences, biases, and perspectives. Our perception can also be influenced by various factors, such as our sensory abilities, cultural background, and emotional state.
3. Existence influences perception: The existence of objects and phenomena in the world can also shape our perception. For example, physical laws such as gravity or light refraction can affect the way we perceive the world.
4. Perception and existence are interdependent: Perception and existence are intertwined and interdependent, as perception influences our understanding of existence, and existence influences the way we perceive the world.
In conclusion, the relationship between existence and perception is complex and dynamic, and it is shaped by a variety of factors that influence our experience of the world.}
I asked it: “So are you saying that existence exists?”
Existence, in the sense of the existence of things or entities, is a concept that is used to describe the reality of the world and the objects and phenomena within it. However, the idea of existence is not an object or a thing that exists in itself. Instead, it is a concept or an attribute that is used to describe the relationship between things and their presence in the world.
In this sense, it is not accurate to say that existence itself exists, but rather that things exist and that the concept of existence is used to describe and understand this reality. The existence of things is a fundamental aspect of our understanding of the world and is a key feature of our experience of reality.”