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How does virtuality translate into reality?

This week in my bioelectricity class, we spoke about electrical stimulation of nerves. One method of stimulation is to place a electrode directly on the surface of a nerve. One of the considerations of this method, however, is that the anode (positively charged side) and cathode (negatively charged side) of the electrode each cause a redistribution of charge around the electrode. Consequently, the anode induces a complementary "virtual cathode" and the cathode creates a complementary "virtual anode." These components aren't actually there, but we can observe a similar redistribution of charge that implies that something unseen is going on. Despite the fact that these components are not physically present, they have real effects on the functionality of both the electrode and the nerve. The virtual cathode and anode can cause a very real, measurable voltage change in the nerve, and can effectively block a nerve signal, which is dependent on the voltage.

In what other ways can intangible entities have physical manifestations? In this case, the unintended effect has a negative consequence, but can we find useful applications of such a circumstance?

Also, if these imaginary aspects can effect reality, what does that say about our definition of what is real and what isn't?

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    Tim Rue

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    Apr 7 2012: So much to write in response to the questions.

    Perhaps the beginning is the place to start? When the absence of anything at all became aware of itself a split happen into the blackboard of existence & the whiteboard of consciousness, symbiotic, forever connected. If you are all that exist, how do you know you will continue? You create, expand, experience a continual flow of new. Eventually you create life capable of consciousness to help & to experience in part. Why all life has a survival instinct built in.

    Maybe that's to far back (if back is relevant to the absence of anything at all) so how does the virtuality of a thought manifest into reality? The brain is electrical & physical where thought generates a real pattern & if transmitted from the whiteboard of consciousness to the blackboard of existence... you have manifestation via the fractal evolution of that pattern.

    Though it may seem odd, there is a physics to abstraction creation and use, I call it abstraction physics. It is made up of the action constants we all use constantly. See web link at my profile. But also know those actions constants were put into characters of a fictional movie trilogy known as The Matrix. Only you cannot kill off the ship or it crew, as that is you and me and each one of us.

    Perhaps that gets to much into the second nature boring details of abstraction physics mechanics. So Anode, Cathode, electrode... a transistor. Reminds me of Bruce Lipton & how he saw at the biological cell level a transistor of which many make up a computer called a human. Google his name for more.

    Certainly we create physical things that originate from conscious thought, typically via hands on manipulation of physical reality & this is acceptable, but to create or even just influence manifestation into physical reality from thought alone, is it really possible? From experience I can say: Yes! Conscious alignment with ones Subconscious & to ones Superconscious does influence physical manifestation.
    • Apr 7 2012: "but to create or even just influence manifestation into physical reality from thought alone, is it really possible? From experience I can say: Yes! "

      like what and how? i mean can u give me study case example
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        Apr 7 2012: Hariz, I can tell you about some of my experiences and why it is I have pursued such a direction of better understanding that I may gain control over which of my thoughts manifest or not. But this would still leave you without the answer you seek.

        I do not know of any direct case study examples. Not that there aren't any, as I don't know this either, however it is likely we have yet to establish the understanding enough to create a proper case study. What we do know is we are beginning to understand quantum physics enough to give us a foundation of doing a case study but we also need to better understand the three states of consciousness. Perhaps there are those on the leading side of this with the likes of what Bill Lipton is on about (Celluar DNA programming) and Psych-K (google it) to at least provide a functional direction to establish the consciousness states for a case study.

        How might you establish an alignment of the three states of consciousness (that you might turn this three pin transistor on) for a case study?

        Regardless of any future case study, or past case study, for me, it is a how to better control this manifestation of thought to reality transition event.

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