RSSA / ASSA / Single Mind Theory

From: Jason <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 18:48:06 -0000

With ASSA/RSSA there is the assumption that there is a sampling, that
of all observers (or observer moments) one is selected and
experienced. Consider momentarily, that no sampling was taking
place? Is this view consistent and valid?

Note that by "no sampling" I mean no discrimination. Instead of one
oberserver or observer-moment being chosen, all are chosen and all are
experienced. In this regard the pronoun "you" becomes meaningless, it
could be said that all perspectives are experienced by a single mind.
When a person is born an observer is not created, rather the universe
gains a new perspective upon itself. The same is true in all the
paradoxes of duplication/copying of observers. Instead of there being
a 50% chance of experiencing Washington or Moscow there is a 100%
chance the universe perceives both viewpoints.

I do not believe there would be any noticeable difference if this
single mind experienced each observer-moment serially, simultanesouly,
or each for eternally. Although I think it is simpler to say every
observer-moment is being experienced eternally, as each brain state
exists eternally in platonia. If this view happens to be consistent,
then by Occam's razor it should be perferred over ASSA or RSSA since
it does not require there be any sampling.

After I developed this idea, I found that it was almost identical to
ideas held by Erwin Schrödinger, who said:

"There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of
minds or consciousness. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth
there is only one mind."


"[...] the plurality of sensitive beings is mere appearance (maya); in
reality they are all only aspects of the one being."

* Quotes obtained from

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