objective reality – blogpost 30

The whole of objective reality cannot be measured or experienced at any given point in time by any single individual. It can, however, be sliced together through time to get a general and meaningful representation or model. As an example, consider how a movie is made: still pictures are taken by a camera at a specified frame rate, while the sound is recorded by a separate audio recording device and synchronized with the video at a later point. This is similar to how we build a model of reality within our brains. We only have access to limited sensory input at any given time, but we piece those experiences together to create a more comprehensive and meaningful whole. We cannot experience being in every room of a house at the same time, but we understand that the rooms still exist when we’re not in them.

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