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 Post subject: Can consciousness breakdown in a society?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm 
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I am pondering whether we are losing or can potentially lose our consciousness as a society and revert back to a bicameral state. This is my basic question and I am posing it below in different ways. I am curious if it is possible in the extreme, not necessarily under normal conditions, but hypothetically:

Is it possible for us to collectively lose our consciousness because of addictions, authoritarians, educational practices, advertising control?

Is there a tipping point of lost cultural consciousness?

Can educational practices such as not teaching metaphorical language make people lose their consciousness?

Once you become conscious, can you become bicameral through training?

Are addicts (of drugs, TV, alcohol, food, -) conscious?

If a technology helped wake people up from bicameral state (eg, writing), can technology return us to bicameral state?

If we have evolved to be imprinted with ethical codes (p 117 in gods, voices book), can we be imprinted with an authoritarian code of obeying?


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