Quantum theory indicates that a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed, further causing what is being observed to behave differently. This occurs on a quantum level, and applies to human and non-human observers alike (machines).
This would imply that consciousness plays a role in our individual realities, which further suggests our collective consciousness as well. Therefore, perceptions or realities are subject to change based on whoever is doing the observing and the intensity in which they observe.
Essentially, what this means is; if I observe it, it will become my reality, or what I believe to be real. If someone else observes the very same thing and even under the exact same conditions, their individual observation could create something else, in effect, a different reality to mine.
Further, we believe what we perceive, because we created it, even though it isn’t necessarily real! Moreover, whatever is the “ultimate” real or reality cannot or doesn’t exist, because it takes an observer to determine!
So, what are some implications of how this might affect our day-to-day realities in mundane and more profound ways?
What is ultimately right and what is wrong, and who decides this?
Who is ultimately right and who is wrong, and how is this decided?
It presents a strong argument in favor of not making judgments about people or things for any reason, because your observation or perception is not necessarily real, and if it is at all real, it’s directed by you and about you, not them. Essentially, rather than pointing a finger at someone else, it’s holding a mirror up to oneself; because what is being observed is YOU, it’s YOUR reality.
Something else to contemplate: how would this have bearing on people who are diagnosed as so-called clinically insane? Are they, or is it our individual perception of them?
It is reminiscent of one of my favorite books and movie of the same title, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kesey. In both, we note the interactions between Nurse Ratched, and the so-called “mentally unstable” inmates, headed by Randle McMurphy; proving there is a very fine line between therapy or treatment from domination or control and who is the truly sane or insane. That is, if there were any lines to begin with.