Where does consciousness begin? Is it all around us? Are our brains computing our experience? Professor at University of Arizona and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff is developed a new theory called Orch OR, or orchestrated objective reduction, which may help us find the origin of what some may call the ‘spirit.’ Hameroff suspects that the source of our consciousness lies in the relationship between quantum and classical physics– more specifically in the microtubules in our neurons. He dispels the notion of downloadable consciousness in the way of classical bits, but perhaps possible with the simulations of these microtubules. Even more interesting: He believes consciousness may not actually be confined to the body. Although it seems like mostly speculation, the ideas are interesting.
- Finding Spirit in the Fabric of Space and Time (wesbound.wordpress.com)