Layers of Life and Cyberspace

By: Fateme Malekkhani  

Today, understanding the brain and rebuilding its mechanism in various sciences has been discussed and implemented. What can be imagined in the prospect of these studies is to reach a model so-called "Nafs" (i.e.,"self", "psyche", "ego" or "soul"). This long-standing cognitive pattern has been examined by Islamic philosophers and its study leads us to new realities. The existence of parallel universes is an issue that has attracted the attention of scholars of various sciences. Although its academic discussion began with physics, it has been emphasized in the religious texts of Islam that such worlds exist. The human Nafs is designed to live in different realms, and each layer offers it opportunities for life in one or more worlds. Cyberspace is made as a small model of parallel universes. The main questions that this study seeks to answer are: 1. What is the optimal performance of the Nafs in the virtual world (cyberspace)? 2. What pattern can you imagine to achieve the best performance of human Nafs in cyberspace? 3. Is there any need to change some cyberclass components in this regard? This research is conducted with Mulla Sadra's theory of Nafs and Rafael Capurro's theory on communications.

Cyber space, Parallel universe, Cognition, Nafs
Media Theory
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Fateme Malekkhani