Simon Duan PhD – Digital Consciousness and Platonic Computation- Unification of Consciousness, Mind and Matter by Metacomputics

Modelling of the universe as a processing output of a computation is a new approach being considered increasingly seriously by scientists, philosophers and technology leaders.  Suppose the universe can be modelled as a computer simulation, the following questions need to be resolved before the idea can be developed into a new scientific theory;

  • Where is the computer?
  • Where does it come from?
  • What is it made of?
  • How is it built?
  • What are its properties?
  • Who is the programmer?

Proposed Metacomputics model assumes the existence of an operating computer in Platonic realm. Physical universe and all its contents are modelled as processing output of the Platonic computer.

In Metacomputics framework, Consciousness is the most fundamental and irreducible existence.  It is defined as the abstract power to conceive, to perceive, and to be self-aware. Everything arises from Consciousness via computational processing of the Platonic computer. The platonic computer is made by, of, with, from Consciousness.

The model serves as a bridge between the state of non-duality and perceived duality and diversity. It facilitates an intellectual understanding of the origin of time and space. It provides a mechanism of creation of apparent material universe from Consciousness through a computation process.

Through the convergence of computation theories and metaphysics the proposed model clarifies a range of important concepts and phenomena that cannot be explained by existing accepted theories, these include consciousness, mind, time, space, matter, energy, language, experience, perception, thought, feeling, emotion, sensation and action.

For more details of metacomputics model please refer to Dr Duan’s recently published paper

Dr SIMON DUAN is founder of Metacomputics Labs that researches a new theoretical framework that unifies consciousness, mind and matter.  Further details on

In collaboration with researchers around the world, Metacomputics model is being applied to develop innovative healing and healthcare, learning and personal development, new materials and processes, clean energy generation and artificial intelligence.

Simon came from China to the UK to study in the 80’s.  After receiving a PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University, he worked for many years in research and development, technology commercialisation and management consultancy in both the UK and China. He has long standing interests in parapsychology and is currently Vice President of Chinese parapsychology association

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