Observer effect, you are the agent of collapsed events

Ron Immink
7 min readSep 5

A while ago, I read “Observer: A novel” by Robert Lanza, a book about quantum foam, infinite universes, consciousness and observer effects. Your mind as a quantum machine. Blew my mind. So I decided to pick up another book by Lanza, “The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality”.

We create the universe

Life is not a product of the universe but the other way around. In other words, we have created the universe with our mind. We are the universe. Early Sanskrit and Taoist teachers unanimously declared that when it comes to the cosmos, “All is One.” We are not separate from the things we see, hear, and contemplate. Rather, we — nature and the observer — are some sort of inseparable entity. This simple conclusion lies at the heart of biocentrism.

Observer effect

The laws and conditions of the universe allow for the observer because the observer generates them. An external reality, if it existed, would, by definition, have to exist in the framework of space and time. But space and time are not independent realities but tools of the human and animal mind. The act of observation is somehow central to the existence of reality. In Quantumland, the realm of the tiny, a particle like an electron exists in a state called superposition. Meaning it is doing everything that is possible at once. Until it is observed. Observation is the cause of the quantum/classical transition. The only things we perceive are our perceptions.

The basic structure of the cosmos requires observers.

It’s really true that life and consciousness are central to everything else, then countless puzzling anomalies in science enjoy immediate clarification. For example, the electromagnetic force called “alpha” that governs the electrical bonds in every atom is identical throughout the universe and “set in stone” at precisely the values that allow life to exist. This could merely be an astounding coincidence. But the simplest explanation is that the laws and conditions of the universe allow for the observer because the observer generates them. The basic structure of the cosmos — things like space and time and the way matter holds together — requires observers.

Ron Immink

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