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To be perfectly correct, we should say a few words about
the statement: “our consciousness exists within an Information-
Limited Subreality.” In Chapter 6 we carefully defined the
characteristics of the Information-Limited Subreality. One of
these characteristics is that the inner observer is completely
isolated from the external world, with no knowledge of it
whatsoever. This is simply the definition we have chosen to use.
However, it is obvious that our conscious minds do know
something of the external physical universe. When we are
awake, our inner reality mimics the external world, allowing us
to move our bodies in a productive manner. Even when we
dream, our inner reality is structured in rough accordance to the
external world, based on past waking experiences. For these
reasons we cannot rigorously say that our consciousness exists
within an “Information-Limited Subreality.” A certain amount
of information about the physical world leaks through to the
inside. Accordingly, it might be more correct to say that
consciousness exists within a “Leaky” Information-Limited
Subreality,” or some similar qualifier. However, we won™t go
to this extreme, and will continue to use the shorter phrase,
opting for simplicity over strict formality.

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