You find yourself in an exitless cave. The only feature is this screen on the wall.

The
Blocktree

Are You Awake?

"I supposed that all the objects ... that had ever entered into my mind when awake, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams. ... whilst I thus wished to think that all was false, it was absolutely necessary that I, who thus thought, should be somewhat; and as I observed ... this truth,

 

I think, therefore I am"

The Blocktree

The symbolic representation of reality from the perspective of one or more observer.

life

(self)

Observer

thoughts

media

We are guld,
a community of thinking beings who explore and create this universe.

guld

life

(yourself)

You

community

Like you, we have a unique perspective, and require proof before accepting an idea as truth.

guld

life

You?

community

(our community)

(ourselves)

"Would they not be sure to fancy when one of the passers-by spoke that the voice which they heard came from the passing shadow?

No question, he replied.

To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images.

That is certain."

guld

life

comm.

Everyone in our community records their experiences and observations in the blocktree, then we compare to find shared truths.

life

comm.

Creating This Universe

"Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it."

- Pascual Jordan

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
- Carl Sagan

Are You Awake?

The Blocktree Story

By isysd

The Blocktree Story

An allegory based on Plato's cave, to introduce the concept of the blocktree.

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