The Case Against Reality:
Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
Donald Hoffman | The Case Against Reality
Donald Hoffman postulated there is NO [edited] such thing as Objective Reality.
At this point Hoffman hypothesis would agree with the following threads I raised;... our perceptions of snakes and apples, and even of space and time, do not reveal objective reality.
We encounter a startling “Fitness-Beats-Truth” (FBT) theorem, which states that evolution by natural selection does not favor true perceptions—it routinely drives them to extinction.
Instead, natural selection favors perceptions that hide the truth and guide useful action.
The FBT Theorem tells us that the language of our perceptions—including space, time, shape, hue, saturation, brightness, texture, taste, sound, smell, and motion—cannot describe reality as it is when no one looks.
Space, time, and physical objects are not objective reality.
They are simply the virtual world delivered by our senses to help us play the game of life.
Humans are the Co-Creator of Reality They are In
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality
Despite postulating there is no objective reality, Hoffman is driven by the same fundamental psychological impulse to think there is still some thing more fundamental, i.e.
Hoffman then speculated the basic of that reality could be 'consciousness'.Physics and evolution point to the same conclusion: spacetime and objects are not foundational.
Something else is more fundamental, and spacetime emerges from it.
If our senses hide reality behind an interface, then what is that reality?
I don’t know.
Note in the video Hoffman stated, the consciousness and conscious agents has nothing to do with God or creative intelligence.Perhaps the universe itself is a massive social network of conscious agents that experience, decide, and act.
If so, consciousness does not arise from matter; this is a big claim that we will explore in detail.
Instead, matter and spacetime arise from consciousness—as a perceptual interface.
What he stated was, such consciousness and conscious agents are merely ASSUMPTIONs necessary for his theory to work.
My take from Hoffman's book is there is no independent objective reality or objective facts out there.
In contrast to my take, people like Peter Holmes et. al. insist there is a real objective feature of reality, i.e. facts that we make factual assertions [descriptions] about.
Whatever is real is conditioned upon a specific framework and system of reality [FSK] constructed by humans and thus objective in that sense and it is interdependent with the human conditions.