This article appeared recently in the Huffington post and is a simplified version of the theory put forward by the physicist and consciousness researcher Thomas Campbell in his book My Big Theory of Everything. See Link
The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists and science fiction writers – for decades, now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true. In a sense.According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the universe may be growing in the same way as a giant brain – with the electrical firing between brain cells ‘mirrored’ by the shape of expanding galaxies.The results of a computer simulation suggest that “natural growth dynamics” – the way that systems evolve – are the same for different kinds of networks – whether its the internet, the human brain or the universe as a whole. A co-author of the study, Dmitri Krioukov from the University of California San Diego, said that while such systems appear very different, they have evolved in very similar ways.The result, they argue, is that the universe really does grow like a brain.The study raises profound questions about how the universe works, Krioukov said.”For a physicist it’s an immediate signal that there is some missing understanding of how nature works,” he told Space.com.
Thomas Campbells theory starts with the concept that consciousness is the foundation of all being, his book makes the paradoxes of quantum physics, being and our infinitely expanding and self-programming universe explainable by weaving together science, spirituality, consciousness into a complete unified theory of absolutely everything which uses scientific knowledge as the basis for the understanding that the connectedness of all beings is the fundamental nature of consciousness.
According to Dmitri Krioukov, The team’s simulation modeled the very early life of the universe, shortly after the big bang, by looking at how quantum units of space-time smaller than subatomic particles ‘networked’ with each other as the universe grew.
They found that the simulation mirrored that of other networks. Some links between similar nodes resulted in limited growth, while others acted as junctions for many different connections.
Thomas Campbells theory hypothesises that individual beings are derivative consciousnesses within a digital pattern of being and evolution which he describes as a hologram or a 3D digital fractal. According to Campbell’s theory, personal identity is simply a consciousness that has evolved as a result of all the choices (intents) a person has made in conjunction with all the people and objects with whom that person has interacted. The result is a continuously expanding array of unactualized (past), present and projected (future) states or probabilities. In other words our choices manifest a continuously expanding and unfolding happening. He goes on to say that solar systems, galaxies and human bodies all evolve through the same natural pattern. Life, the universe and every form of being and existence starts from any point (no beginning or end) each self evolves its existence in a continuous pattern of processes. Darwinian mechanics followed this same process to populate the world with diverse life forms. All forms of existence follow an identical pattern, biology, (cells) molecules, (chemistry) and atoms (physics). Time and space time all execute their own version of that same basic model within their unactualised past, present and future probabilities.
Campbell’s Theory goes much further than Dmitri Krioukov and his team who say that thier research does not quite mean that the universe is ‘thinking’ – but it might just mean there’s more similarity between the very small and the very large than first appearances suggest.
Jenn Sim a contributor to the No-Facebook, Facebook page No-Facebook put this another way, “It is also interesting how this thing we call consciousness mirrors on a macro level the wave function collapse of a particle, likened to a superposition of potentialities from our perception of past and future or non-locally, but the collapse is what we observe here and now through the single eye. The single eye that Jenn refers to is also known as the 3rd eye. The single eye is a concept put forward by the late British Philosopher Douglas Harding. See yourself through your single eye