DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.1.899

The Third State: Toward a Quantum Information Theory of Consciousness

Scot D. Forshaw


The question of how our perceived reality is constructed and subsequently how our mind has evolved such that we are able to both perceive and subsequently alter our own causality or even our own evolution within this reality has been a long running open question. Referred to as “The Hard Problem”. There have been many theoretical interpretations on the nature of causal self-observance – hereafter referred to as 'consciousness'. The current paper introduces the reader to the indeterminable operator - “The Third State”. The Third State is a term used to describe space itself in relation to the position of all things. As the paper shall show, The Third State is a required omnipresent and universal operator in the otherwise binary realm of data → information. The Third State augments the accepted binary operators to produce the required 'tristate' condition that facilitates the required probabilistic nature of the conscious manifestation. Secondly the Unity Magnitude [Um] scale, which facilitates the bounding of quantum probabilistic memory in a finite model. The paper further introduces the reader to a model and experimental theory that suggests all things we perceive as physical reality can be fabricated from primitive components of data, bits – matter / antimatter / something or nothing. That facilitated by the Third State, our immediate present reality as we experience it and theretofore consciousness is a simultaneous product of the current physical configuration of the frequency stable systems of which we are comprised , interpreted past reality, self-predicted future provided by cyclic frequency stable systems and the immediate physical and sensory state including recursive imagination systems generated by the output of these perturbed frequency stable systems in the cyclic feedback process - ultimately perturbed by, but as one unified with the stochastic processes in relation to the quantum cosmological domain.


Information Theory; Chaos Theory; Non Linear Systems; Quantum Consciousness; Probability Theory; Quantum Cosmology

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