Re: Psychedelic singularities

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 16:32:58 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 15 Dec 1996, The Low Willow wrote:

> On Dec 15, 11:13am, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> } properties they have (some can be surprising, I get better at set theory
> } when I have a cold and much more creative when dead tired).
> I've noticed the latter myself, and currently don't find it too
> surprising. Fatigue knocks down the logical constraints and barriers,
> so weirder random walks get allowed. When you are in REM sleep the
> constraints are pretty much gone, and anything can happen.

Exactly. This is why I try to look into my favorite areas just before
going to bed or late in the evening - I plan to dream about them.

My absolutely best ideas appear between 3 and 4 in the morning. This is
the time when consensus reality is at its weakest for most people, and
the number of UFO sightings, suicides and weird inspirations peak.

> I'm unable to link set theory and nasal congestion.

A possible explanation: state dependent thinking. I may have understood
some important schemas of set theory when I had a cold (or encountered
the subject as a child during a cold), so the state increases the
activation of my set-theory symbols.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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