Now that we know the thing we all have in common, how 0’s can turn into 1’s, and what to believe in, it’s time to figure out how to put that knowledge in practice by learning how to distinguish 1's from 0’s.

At first, this might seem pretty straightforward. A couple of examples may come to mind: Missing an important event is a 0. Not getting the job we wanted is a 0. Winning the lottery is a 1. These however, are examples of how reality can be misleading.

To better see how reality works, we need to let go…


Chasing smiles (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

One of the first games we play when we are young is the game of tag, a game where one player runs after the others in hopes of catching one of them. This simple game was one of the first forms of group interaction that allowed us to unite. With the advancement of technology, we have reached a point where we no longer require physical presence to interact with each other — like communicating through the internet — but even the wall paintings of ancient cavemen are messages that travelled through time to interact with us.

To put it simply…


C. Allan Gilbert: ‘All is Vanity’

Even if you have never heard about the simulation hypothesis, you probably have had those moments where unexpected things happen out of apparent coincidence, like thinking about how much you miss someone and suddenly getting a message from that person; or having a terrible day and suddenly being rescued by an unexpected conversation with a stranger; or casually talking about a certain topic with someone and moments later seeing a picture of that topic on a bus crossing the road — or more recently, seeing it on the first social media post you see. …

Rui Vaz

Compulsive thinker. Passionate about the Universe. Above all, human.

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