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  1. Consciousness is located inside the universe, operates according to the laws of the universe, and is part of the universe. The word infinity appears in consciousness under the influence of external causes. It did not arise there by itself out of the void. Certain events must have occurred that gave rise to the understanding of infinity. That is, consciousness must first go to the det.kindergarten, then school, then read a book, and only then understand what infinity is.) That is, infinity in consciousness is an approximate copy of the real infinity, like a small passport photo of it. To understand real infinity, consciousness would need to be as infinitely large as the universe and fully reflect it reliably.

    If existence is a manifestation as causes of effects, then any imaginary object exists. For example, I'll come up with some kind of illusion (a flying hippo), someone will go to the site, read about the illusion, realize it, laugh for a long time, and skip breakfast. That is, the illusion caused the consequences in reality. It turns out that these consequences cannot be ignored. This is not to say that the illusion does not exist at all. The illusion arose for some reason and itself became the cause of some consequences. That is, it became a link in the chain of existence of phenomena…

  2. There is an assumption that the universe is a hologram. http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1166955


    It turns out that everything is upside down, only what already exists can appear in your imagination. You yourself can essentially be a projection (made up in your imagination), only for another observer. Just like infinity and finiteness (the Planck value), it is essentially just an invented value of our consciousness as an observer of this phenomenon.

  3. The universe, whether it is finite or not, is arranged in a very specific way, in which way, in principle, we understand, even if not completely. The principle of organization of the universe implies that everything obeys certain laws. Anything that does not go beyond these laws is acceptable, which means that it can occur with a probability other than zero. Anything else is unacceptable, which means that the probability of encountering it is strictly zero.

    As for your imagination, do not confuse God's gift with scrambled eggs, it has nothing to do with the laws of physics.

  4. Well, after all, the principle of the possibility of existence is logically known, that ” NOTHING CONTRADICTORY OBVIOUSLY HAS ANY MODEL IN REALITY.” And hence, with all deductive certainty, it is argued that regardless of the finiteness or infinity of the universe, of Being, or of anything else in general, if a certain contradictory Object is conceived, then it is simply impossible never, for the entire universe of reality in general.

  5. No. Everything that we can attach has not the slightest connection with reality, and the more we study reality, and do not invent objects such as the Lord, Angels, the soul and the afterlife – the faster we will come to the immortality of man.

  6. The universe may be infinite spatially, but it is limited by laws. The universe is not a space, but laws (formula, logos, program). Space and time arise only within the formula of the universe.

    Imagination is also a formula, an algorithm of thinking, it is not limited by the laws of the universe, so there can be something in the imagination that cannot be in the universe.

  7. Our imagination is nothing compared to the infinity of Matter and traveling artificial satellites. so far, this is only confirmed.

    Our imagination is not enough to represent an unknown reality.

  8. From the point of view of mathematics, not every infinity has an infinitely large value.

    For example, if we take an infinite number series

    1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + …,

    then you can see that the number of terms in it is infinitely large. However, their sum will never exceed 2. Each new term, added to the sum, covers only half the distance to two.

    But in the row

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + …

    the sum tends to infinity due to the specifics of this series. If you take an arbitrarily large number X, you can always take so many terms in a row that their sum exceeds your X.

    Now back to the universe. To talk about the existence of all possible objects in infinite space, it is necessary, first, that these objects be distributed over the entire volume of the universe. To avoid the fact that in an infinitely large space objects are occupied only by a tiny ball with a radius of 14 billion light-years, and in the rest of space there is nothing.

    Secondly, for the existence of all possible objects, I find it necessary that the number of such objects be, if not finite, then countable. We can consider a set to be countable if it is possible to iterate through the elements of the set in order, without skipping any of them. Number them.

    For example, the set of natural numbers is countable: 1, 2, 3, 4, … You can iterate through them all ad infinitum. And the set of real numbers is uncountable: we can take the numbers 1 and 2, but between them there will be a whole abyss of fractional numbers that we did not take into account and cannot count.

    Returning to the subjects, you can take, for example, only tigers. A tiger can be red, red, yellow, or green… And between these primary colors, there are countless shades, so that by changing the shade, we could fill the whole universe with tigers of slightly different colors, and the process of giving birth to multi-colored tigers would be endless.

    But in addition to the color, there may also be a pattern on the skin or anatomical features that cannot be counted, since they are limited only by our imagination. Tigers can be of various sizes, from zero to infinity… You can find quite a lot of uncountable signs that will show us that, even with infinite time and an inexhaustible supply of energy, we cannot even imagine and list all possible tigers, let alone all possible objects.

    Third, if we are talking about material objects, they have one thing in common: they all started out once. And what has a beginning has a cause. Therefore, for the existence of an unimaginably large number of objects, it is necessary to have reasons that can give rise to all this diversity, and not fixate on one thing, as is usually the case in inanimate nature.

  9. It depends on your imagination. In general, the answer is no, because we can imagine things that can't exist in principle.

    If we limit our imagination to what can actually exist, then yes.

    Take, for example, the Solar system – the whole set of elementary particles that we are made up of, their states, spins, etc., etc., which is the material basis of our existence, life, thinking, and surrounding things. The entire solar system will make up some very large but finite number of particles.

    So, if the universe is infinite, then somewhere there is an exact copy of our solar system – and you and I, who are doing the same thing.

  10. Our imagination is the memory of the past, that is, what is encoded in the skand complex (genome) of the incarnate. If an object appears in the imagination, it means that in the spirit a person is related to this object, has touched it with consciousness in the past (including past incarnations).

    People notice as if instantaneous absences in reality, this is the transfer of consciousness at the “call” or the magnetization of consciousness to related objects, phenomena that may be far away in space. For consciousness, there is no time, it does not belong to the physical world, for it there are only chains of cause and effect and, as it were, the continuation of an object in space.

  11. Regardless of the finiteness or infinity of the Universe (it is quite possible that the universe is just a part of it…) the human mind will most likely always be able to come up with something in the style of ” Manage to get me something

    That-Faq-Can't-Be! ” – as in the famous fairy tale. So while one person will think that any figment of his imagination is definitely “implemented in the material” somewhere , another person will always come up with the wildest impossible exotic – for example, a “monolithic” object consisting of matter and anti-matter at the same time, which does not annihilate. Science fiction writers dreamed of a device – which, according to the will of reason, can create any object in the material. In Crichton's book The Sphere, this aspect is developed into a very non-trivial, disturbing concept that makes us think about the ethical side of such dreams…

  12. The universe is finite, this proves the fact established by science that the universe is expanding, not yet at a constant speed, but with acceleration. If the universe is expanding, then there is a starting position, the beginning of the universe, and if there is an expansion , it is finite.

  13. If we do not take into account the fact that the universe is recognized as non-infinite, then I would answer that everything that you have presented, provided that it does not contradict the laws of physics, is there.

    There is a theory of the immortal monkey: if you put an immortal monkey in front of a typewriter, there is an infinitesimal probability that it will ever write “War and Peace” or any other work(s) on it. Also here: if the universe is infinite, then there is an infinitesimal (but it exists) probability that the object you represent exists.

  14. Even if we assume that our universe is infinite, the answer is no, because imaginary objects from our consciousness can violate the laws of physics, and the size of the universe will not affect this in any way.�

    If specifically our universe is still infinite, then at a distance of a sufficient distance(say 10^10^70 meters), the objects will begin to repeat, due to the fact that combinations of Planck states will simply end, respectively, if the universe is infinite, then there will also be an infinite number of repetitions.

    If we stick to the concept of the multiverse, then we can assume that in some of them other laws of physics will apply and our imaginations will be real, only it will no longer be us, but our copies

    That's something like this

  15. According to modern physics, the universe is not infinite, but if you start from the question, the answer is also no. In an infinite universe, most likely, there will be only everything that can appear and exist according to the laws of physics, but here we need another clarification-matter is also of course, and in large parts of even our finite universe this substance is not present, so there is nothing there (although a huge space is filled with dark matter)

  16. Michio Kaku's book gives a very good idea of the infinity of the universe.

    Imagine the universe as the surface of the Earth. Its area is finite, but if we go in one direction, we will never reach the end, and sooner or later we will return to the starting point. So it is with the universe, but only with the condition that it is three-dimensional. So the volume of the universe is finite, and the existence of any object in it is impossible. But there are still parallel universes!

    But these are only theories, and no one really knows how it is.

  17. The universe didn't come out of nowhere, and it won't go anywhere. It is infinite. She wasn't born and she won't die. And any of its properties. A person is its property. The bearer of feelings. Able to change yourself and your genetics. How many times does this continue indefinitely? Probably endlessly. Feeling is an eternal property of the universe.

  18. No, because from the point of view of elementary logic/mathematics, infinity is not “anything”.

    Take numbers as an example. In the range from one to two, there can be any decimal fraction with an integer “1”, i.e. an infinite number of digits. But not three, not five, not ten can not be there. So it is with an infinite universe – it can be anything, but only within clearly defined boundaries. These boundaries are set by the original physical parameters, and you will not be able to go beyond them without moving to another universe (parallel).

  19. First I read the comments on this question.People answer something, discuss it.But no one seemed to understand the question. Whatever the universe is, anything can appear in your imagination. The question is not correct. It's like asking if a tennis ball is round, does that mean there is a banana?………

  20. The question is very difficult, it goes beyond the actual physics to the borderline area of philosophy. The answer to this question depends on the answers to the other two questions:

    1. Is the universe infinite (both in space and time) and
    2. What do we mean by the word “exists”?
      The first question relates to the field of physics (astrophysics), but there is no exact answer to it yet. Virtually all physicists now agree that our universe began more than 14 billion years ago and that the early stages of its existence were very different from its current state. But there is no certainty about its size in space (whether something exists outside the visible part of the universe) and its future fate (in the perspective of tens of billions of years), there are different models-and in the coming billions of years, many more will probably change ;).

    If the universe is still infinite in space or time, then yes, any situation will repeat itself many times, as Nietzsche pointed out. If not, the answer to the second question becomes relevant. The fact is that from the point of view of quantum mechanics, we can talk about a Multiverse – the set of all possible states of the universe. The elements of the Multiverse do not interact with each other, which makes it impossible to move into or out of the “parallel universe”, which is so popular in science fiction literature. But the universe itself is constantly changing from one state to another, “traveling” through the Multiverse.

    Accordingly, if by the word “exists” we mean “exists in our universe”, then not all possible situations are realized in a finite universe in time and space. If we mean “exists in the multiverse”, then, apparently, everything.

  21. The universe is finite, if you believe the big bang theory (space is infinitely possible), it is worth digging towards the multiverse theory, then yes, everything is possible there, but not all physicists consider this theory at least plausible, but again, not all “physicists” once shared the idea that the sun is in the center in our system, then the scientific world turned the fact that the universe is expanding faster and not slowing down the expansion and this is one of the three whales of the multiverse theory, which by the way was created and developed by our compatriots. #postvodnopredlozhenie

  22. I can imagine things that are impossible to exist according to the laws of physics that we know. But the laws of physics that we know apply and work not only within our galaxy, but also apply to the entire known universe. Until now, there were no assumptions that in some parts of the universe the laws stop working or work differently. This means that the same laws of physics apply in non-observable parts of the universe. Therefore, regardless of whether the universe is finite or not, you can not say that there is any object in it that can appear in your imagination.�

    But if we assume that the theory of the multiverse is correct, and that different universes have different laws of physics, and there are an infinite number of such universes, then, of course, absolutely everything that can (and cannot) be imagined can exist.

  23. The universe is not infinite.�

    But, if it were infinite, then any events that have already happened and can happen, and an infinite number of times, could occur in it.�

    I believe that the question of whether events that violate the laws of physics could then occur is metaphysical, as is the very existence of an infinite universe. Science cannot yet give an answer to this.

    But if you expand your question to the Multiverse, then assuming its existence, we can assume that there are universes with different laws of physics, where the events of your favorite books take place. And there are an infinite number of such universes.

  24. The answer is obviously no. Because infinity does not imply an enumeration of the entire universe, everything and everything.

    Well, imagine, for example, a chain of colorful balloons and your endless supply of them in a box, let the colors for convenience be seven. And you endlessly add and add balls, hoping to get All the Chains of Balls… But here's the problem: when you add another ball, at least 6 more options for chains open, where at the end instead of yours – a ball of a different color. Etc.�

    Guys, infinities are different. One infinity may not even include parts of the other, such as natural numbers and regular fractions 🙂 This is so, if you do not find fault with the definition of consciousness and imagination.

  25. Yes, if the universe were infinite, then it would contain absolutely all possible combinations of matter. So any object, whether made up, imagined, or unreal , will exist.

    I once liked the example with the number PI. It is a number in which its decimal representation never ends and is not periodic. And if you take each letter in the alphabet, represent (encrypt) the numbers from 0 to 9, then the number PI will meet COMPLETELY any of the previously written books and any of the books of the future. And in general, everything that you do not encrypt (picture, movie, song) with numbers, it will all someday be in the decomposition of the number PI completely. That's what infinity is.

    But unfortunately (or fortunately) infinity is just math. It is only in our minds and has nothing to do with our world.

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