Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Age- PHEADE 2015 – 7th edition– Copyright © 2015
FORMAT | Presented paper
LANGUAGE | English
HOW TO CITE| SANDU, Antonio. (2015). Quantum metaphysics. A perspective on singularity. Prezentată la Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Age- PHEADE 2015 – 7th edition 2015 theme: Artifacted Reality. October 30 – November 1 2015, Voronet Romania.
This paper starts with Nick Bostrom’s statement according to which we cannot rationally reject the fact that we live in a simulated reality inside a quantic super-computer, possibly extra-terrestrial. We will try to examine the consequences of this hypothesis from the perspective of the theory of phonematic emanation from Abhinavagupta’s philosophy (950-1020 AD, kashmirian philosopher and mystic). According to this theory, the entire development/ winding of reality is based on 36 levels of reality that develop and wrap instantly, starting from 3 universally known forces, namely will, action and knowledge. Projecting these forces onto the Consciousness of the Supreme Subject generates Reality as an Illusion of differentiating between Subject/Object. Our hypothesis is that Abhinavagupta’s philosophy can be placed at the base of developing a philosophy of singularity, which we call Quantum Metaphysics. In the context of this research, we accept an extended definition of the concept of singularity, as being that moment of humanity development where none of the previous legislations are no longer applicable, the unpredictability of the human evolution being complete. Technological singularity, being determined by the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, self-consciousness, is a particular case of singularity, along with the virtualization of social space etc.
singularity, quantum metaphysics, quantum super-computer, simulation.