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Glad to be of service ;)

I wish I could take full credit for the idea. The idea actually comes from Robert Anton Wilson's concept of "Reality tunnels." I encountered it in his book Cosmic Trigger.

As I recall, he likened reality to something like a gigantic mass that we all bore into, in our own individual tunnels, so we each have our own subjective experiences, even though we all 'share' the same reality.

Wikipedia explains it this way:

The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental filters formed from his or her beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets the same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

I thought about it for a long time, and I like the idea of a hologram better, because humans are projecting thoughts all the time. We're meaning making machines. We make stuff up, and then project it onto the world.

It is a dangerous thing to do, because like George Orwell said, "Sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield. "

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I'm glad I made your brain explode! That is a high complement for me.

He's the man.