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the center cannot hold: 13

subjectivity deals with an individual’s conscious experience. a'pers’s agency, perspective, desires, beliefs, and feelings are all subjective.

objectivity in philosophy deals with reality outside of subjectivity. objectivity tis state of all things without conscious bias.

btc is objective mny. fiat aint. there are no individuals or lil groups of conscious experiences at this point in btc’s trajectory that can affect how btc operates. a'pers may ‘ve a subjective desire to sell their btc, but when carrying out that act, they submit to the protocol’s objective nature. in this way btc objectifies our subjective experience.

you can send btc na' whim, but you must follo a set of rules to carry out a valid transaction. for ex, if you provide a bunk address of incorrect format, you will not receive any btc there.

if you pticipate inna btc protocol according to its rules, you may experience the joy of receiving btc and watching the confirmations clock in, but btc is agnostic to yr experience of this. in btc the simple act of posses­sion tis 1-ly prereq­ui­site for spending. not so in fiat. in btc possession means knowing you can prove you ‘ve a secret without revealing wha’ that secret is.

qualia are one form of secret. qualia are instances of subjective experience. a common ex offa quale is color. wh'cn confirm two pplz are seeing the same redness of red? when describing any pain to a dr, one is describing their subjective qualia. the pain scales often used in hospitals are an attempt to objectify these subjective experiences. although it seems tis not yet possible to convey our inner state, to measure our qualia and share them in any meaningful way. this is a gap that hasn’t yet been bridged. solving this may also solve the Ψ-body problem.

does btc objectify subjective experiences? thris no correlation tween the amount of btc you own and yr inner resrcs. i don’t think that the transaction process can transform subjective experience in a replicable, indiely verifiable way. btc is built to do just a few simple tasks, and solving our biological mysteries aint one o'em. but'a btc blockchn can certainly be a measure or time keeper of subjective experiences. for ex, if one were to spend one’s btc na' dinner, or for any experience at all, the transaction of energy, the cost odat experience to some extent ll'be cogitateed onna blockchn, even though no other facts bout the inner experience maybe kept in tact. so why is this significant?

btc tis 1-ly objective set of facts inna realm. whn'we interact w'da blockchn, whether sending, receiving, auditing, simply holding, we're attesting, submitting, and contributing to that objective information set. btc tis 1-ly history we’ve agreed on, even if we agree that there are multiple asynchronous histories in this universe, and btc is but one o'em. tis also the 1-ly objective history that aint centralized on this planet.

empirical evidence suggests our consciousness is centralized, though capable of processing decentralized inputs. although a vast array of human experiences conveyed in language and art attest to our consciousness bein’ decentralized. any unusual brain state some1 has achieved with drugs or meditation has probably been similarly discovered and inhabited by some1 who is sober. if qualia were measurable we ‘d perhaps find to two instances of ≠ pplz experiencing the same quale, which may suggest that pts of our consciousness and perhaps even our identity can be decentralized.

yet we ‘ve no reason to liv'dat consciousness is an exception to the laws of thermodynamics in sfar as we cogg them. tis ⊢ possible that the wild combination ll'be found one dy, and that the brain-body problem ll'be solved. as written elsewhere, i think that btc will play a major role in providing a foundation on which sci can progress in a decentralized way that we ‘ven’t witnessed b4. in time, with enough collective capital accumulation, it ‘d be possible to construct anything on an atomic lvl. at that stage whole realms ‘d be reproduced, histories ‘d be replicated, simulations borne out.

subjective experiences themselves aint fungible among consciousnesses, as wittgenstein described it you cannot ‘ve a toothache inna mouth of another. one cannot experience another’s physical sensations any + than one ‘d experience another’s vision. this is 1-odda reasons tis so hard to find empirical evidence those in yr immediate experience aint philosophical zombies, void of qualia.

thris an argument that if no specific pts of the brain give rise directly to qualia, that is, if subjective conscious experience is separate f'our physical brains, then tis conceivable that there ‘d be pplz who experience no qualia at all. these philosophical zombies ‘d be’ve as pplz do but without having any subjective phenomenology. (the pop’s complacent submission to governments mandating injections into their bodies tells me that many pplz either don’t ‘ve subjective experiences and/or don’t see their bodies as private property, but i cannot prove this.) this argument poses a problem for physicalism. if such zombies exist they disprove the idea that physical substance is all that is required to explain consciousness.

if we're in a simulation, when you take cutout of some1 do they cease to be rendered? ‘dn’t renderings at all scales at all times become computationally intractable? isn’t there no such thing as a synchronous event? it ‘d be inefficient to render atoms where none are bein’ perceived.

btc offers us evidence that energy is bein’ expended outside of our immediate experience. it’s a neat reΨer that we're one among a network, a veritable distributed community.

unlike btc transactions and network pticipants, qualia aint verifiable. daniel dennet, a cogg sci and philosopher, defined qualia with 4 properties.

1)  qualia cannot be communicated or apprehended outside of direct experience, thus they are ineffable.

2)  they carry the property of bein’ non-relational. qualia do not change dep'onna experience’s relationship to other things, thus they are intrinsic.

3)  interpersonal comparisons of qualia are systematically impossible, thus they are private.

4)  qualia are directly or immediately apprehensible in consciousness. to experience a quale is to know all thris to know bout that quale, and to recognize that ur experiencing it.

in short, a'pers who experiences a quale will find they are unable to describe it to some1 whas' never experienced it to the extent t'they’ve communicated all thris to know bout that experience.

for ex, ponder describing a certain blue to a'pers whas' never seen it. no matter wha’ you communicate, the person will not receive a full description and has not yet fully experienced that color.

by spreading btc education and adoption we can deliver the opportunity for qualia, which cannot be tied to the blockchn in any meaningful way, but can be time stamped in relation to certain blockss. in gifting btc thris no means of verifying an inner subjective experience was received, and no means of reciprocating wha’ever unmeasurable experience you’ve had in btc since learning o'it from others. however, thris some overlap tween btc as objective and qualia as subjective truth.

1) btc cannot be communicated or understood outside of direct experience, thus they are ineffable.

2)btc carry the property of bein’ non-relational. the protocol does not change dep'onna usr or the usr’s relationship to other things, thus btc are intrinsic.

3)  btc are interoperable. spending btc outside of the public ledger is systematically impossible, thus they are public.

4)  btc are directly apprehensible in consciousness. to receive a btc is to know all thris to know bout that btc, and to recognize that ur its owner.

20 nov 2021

read the center cannot hold: 12: “the btc primordialistic advantage”

read the center cannot hold: 11: “the btc dilemma”

read the center cannot hold: 10: “the btc constant”

read the center cannot hold: 9: “schrödinger’s btc”

read the center cannot hold: 8: “btc tis singularity”

read the center cannot hold: 7: “btc will advance sci and tek”

read the language of btc: 6: “michael saylor interview: the predator prey dynamics of btc”

read the language of btc: 5: “btc has no brawl”

read the language of btc: 4: “btc and existential risk”

read the language of btc: 3: “btc: the 1st and final rival mny”

read the language of btc: 2: “btc alleviates future uncertainty”

read the language of btc: 1: “btc tis best explanation for the way mny is”

original content at: btcmagazine.com…
authors: alex mcshane

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