Oh. In the story, the illusion of self dropped in December 2001, revealing the absolute, the fundamental nature of reality. That recognition has gradually integrated over the past ~18 years. Since then, the world seems to be perceived by this brain somehow differently from most people. It’s clear that there is no real separation between anything; everything is fundamentally the same thing. There’s no real sense of a self here. There is a body and brain and hands and typing is happening. The past and future don’t seem to be real beyond being concepts, which they are.

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