Quantum theories suggest that reality is much like the dream world where all moments are possible, there is no beginning, no end, only infinity.

Consciousness Creates Reality

The theory of biocentrism describes reality as a process that fundamentally involves our consciousness. Robert Lanza’s scientific theory explains how, without consciousness: all matter dwells in an undetermined state of probability, time has no real existence and space is just a concept we use to make sense of things.

If we look towards neuroscience and quantum mechanics to further fill in the blanks and shortcomings of biocentrism, all that we are left with are quantized states of consciousness. Reality, how we know it, does not exist. And if it had any sort of existence that we could visualize, it would look something like an endless sea of static, of information in which all probabilities exist. Imagining all these probabilities within a zero-dimensional space without time is not easy. But it is perhaps as close as we’ll ever come to imagining what reality really is.

Linear Time is an Illusion

Any perception of time or continuity is actually an illusion. This is one of the reasons why Robert Lanza’s recent biocentric universe theory was considered to be “a wake-up  call” by NASA’s astrophysicist David Thompson: when we look at the big bang or when we observe how quantum particles jump back and forth in time, we have the arrogance of assuming that time simply moves forward in a straight line and we then go on to see these time-anomalies as unusual and counter-intuitive. But there is no indication that our perception and memories define the arrow of time.

All of this seems to suggest that our reality would completely disintegrate or, at the very least, become highly inconsistent and random at any moment. But the reason why we experience a rigid world with deeply structured laws of nature is because consistent patterns evolve according to mathematical principles. Since every possible pattern can exist within infinity, the only connection between two independent quantized moments of consciousness is the information that overlaps. Smaller or more compressed units are more common and the laws that we are subject to naturally emerge and bring about our consistent reality as it is the most probable one.

Patterns can be found in any type of chaos and since very complex structures are required for consciousness to exist, the reality that we experience evolves along the probable branches of its own specific pattern. If neural disorders such as Capgras syndrome have taught us anything, it’s that we have an incredible ability to rationalize the oddities in our reality. There is one claim though, that becomes hard to refute: that the pattern of quantized moments of experience is inherently infinite and, statistically, an afterlife is inevitable.

Theories Covered in The After Life Dysfunction By Athene

Scientific background on The Afterlife Dysfunction, such as similar theories and thought experiments proposed in popular interpretations of quantum mechanics:
Quantum suicide and immortality
Biocentrism (cosmology)
Anthropic principle
Capgras Syndrome
The Many Worlds Interpretation
The Copenhagen Interpretation
Time Dilation
The Blue Brain Project
Quantum Tunneling
CP Violation
The Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment


  1. Really liked the video! But, as a novice in these theories, I do have a question about the possibility of the afterlife. I get that from the infinite possibilities, this also allows the possibility of an afterlife. But if I understood correctly, consciousness is created in the brain by combining signals and patterns. In death (afterlife), you have no brain, so how can there be an afterlife (or is it an unconscious afterlife/altered state of energy)? And what is your definition of afterlife, for that matter?

    • The reality we experience is created in the brain with electric signals but I think consciousness is non local. The afterlife can be a mix of quantum and simulation theory. The Cat Paradox quantum experiment states the cat is both dead and alive until one state is observed, much like programs are binary 1s and 0s until observed, implying that consciousness is always in a constant state of existence.


      Simulation theory is really interesting because it labels reality as a “system in chaos.” The purpose of a system is to lower entropy, resulting in the most optimized state. In our case, being in a state of love and peace is the lowest entropy state we can achieve. Here’s an awesome introduction to Simulation Theory, from physicist Tom Campbell:

    • It’s because the question answers itself. Quite simply, no matter how many times you crawl to out to the end of a branch and die, time isn’t linear you’ll just have to re-climb the tree of life in another life(afterlife). Infinite possibilities means the possibility you get to a reality that has the science to stop you from aging and you get to explore the cosmos for thousands of years. Everyone is guaranteed eternal life with this model. That’s one possibility, anyway.


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