One of the jobs that blood has as it moves through the body is to deliver oxygen to the cells of the muscles and pick up CO2 and take it to the lungs to exhale. Then when it drops off the CO2 with the lungs to exhale it picks up 02.
Then it goes back around the body and delivers the 02 to the muscles and then again picks up CO2 and it does this over and over and over again.
One of the interesting discoveries of Athens at the beginning of the Hellenistic period was how they specifically set up the small colonies that were similar to Athens in structure and culture to specifically create trade agreements.
Athens and Trade
The previous iteration of society, before the Bronze Age collapse, had done this, but it had happened kind of spontaneously and organically. There were various empires and they eventually found out about each other and they eventually decided how to trade with one another.
What Athens did, which was remarkable, was to purposely set up several of these small colonies around the Aegean sea specifically for the purpose so everybody could create a slightly different kind of wealth and trade with one another.
There’s an idea that the human body continuously replaces its components, its atoms and molecules, its proteins and there’s a certain amount of time through which all of your atoms all of your molecules all of your proteins that make up your body have been replaced.
Star Trek Philosophy
This is kind of like that existential question that people talk about when they think about things like the teleportation system on Star Trek. If they take apart your molecules here and then reassemble them somewhere else is that the same you?
Similarly you can think of your thoughts in the same way. Every moment that you move through time you’re picking up new thoughts, new memories, new experiences. All of these collectively make up who you are. But is this self awareness that is inside of you, this I inside, this you that is listening to these words.
This you that is paying attention to the feelings in your body, this you that is watching and being aware and thinking all of your thoughts, is that the same you that is having all these experiences? Or a separate entity?
Which You Is Reading This?
If it’s the same entity, if it’s the same self-awareness that is having all of these thoughts, and if all of your thoughts are continuously being upgraded, if all of your memories are being upgraded, if all of your experiences are continuously being upgraded, is that you listening to this now the same you that was having a collection of experiences 24 hours ago?
If it’s a completely separate entity, if there’s a core you, if there’s a core part of you that is pure self-awareness, what happens when this pure self-awareness is separated from your body? From your memories? From your experiences? What happens during out of body experiences when that self-awareness is separate and that self-awareness is noticing your body as an other entity?
The deeper question is who are you? Are you continuously changing? Or is that self-awareness the same as the rest of your memories and experiences and body parts continuously changing?
Does Blood Know That It’s Blood?
Could it be true that your blood has self-awareness of its own, and your blood thinks that as it’s moving around and picking up oxygen and delivering CO2 and delivering CO2 and picking up oxygen, does it have self-awareness and it does it see itself as being a separate entity from all your other body parts?
If you think about what Athens had created on purpose several thousand years ago, it’s essentially the same way that everybody creates wealth today. We go out into the world, we deliver products and services, we collect money and then we move through the earth, we move through reality, and we deliver that money somewhere else and we pick up whatever you want in exchange for that.
This seems very similar in structure to how our blood works. Our blood picks up things, our blood delivers things, our blood has to follow the laws of chemistry to be able to exchange oxygen for CO2.
Wealth and Exchange
We essentially do the same thing. We exchange our goods and services for money. We hang onto that money and then we go and exchange the money for something else. If you didn’t known any better, and looked at the entire globe and watched a lot of the smaller entities move around and pick up and deliver stuff every way.
You might consider that this is just one gigantic entity that is doing the exact same thing that our body is doing, which is collecting energy that we need to survive. Keeping itself healthy. Keeping itself alive. So the question is, if our blood does have its own self-awareness, yet we have a self-awareness that is a greater meta-self-awareness.
Are we ourselves part of a much even greater self, or is there a much greater meta-self-awareness? If you think about your body exchanging all of its proteins and atoms and molecules every time period.
If you think about your thoughts that are continuously upgraded and you think about how you are interacting with all of these other entities are doing the same thing and you can also step back on a meta-level and see this kind of global organism that is participating in all this international trade, how high up does our meta-consciousness go?
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