John Streiff | The Nature of Deep Reality – Solving Chalmer’s Hard Problem

Establishing consilience requires challenging established notions, such as the idea that Realism or Idealism are the sole suitable foundations from which Reality may be understood. Failures in both worldviews suggests an alternative basis.

It is fashionable today to believe that consciousness collapses the quantum wavefunction and thus creates reality. But as developed in this paper, this idea is grounded in a faulty assumption. This paper examines the early history of quantum theories and in so doing reveals the flawed assumptions involved. Having isolated the issue in the mathematics of the Copenhagen interpretation, a new model is offered in line with the Bohmian interpretation. Further considerations are offered with respect to causation. A new model of reality is offered that is grounded in information which produces the universe and its contents, including subjective consciousness.

It is shown briefly that this new model begins to solve Chalmer’s “Hard Problem of Consciousness” by building the bridge called for by Chalmers in his original statement of the Hard Problem.

Fundamental features of the observed universe inform the new model; it is possible to develop a description of a Non-Material aspect that correlates well with the Bohmian and Transactional interpretations of quantum physics.

The resulting model proposed is claimed to explain all observations, measurements, experiments and experiences. In doing so, it is possible to understand how a deep reality produces all events and contents of the universe and thereby explains all phenomena, including phenomena identified with nonlocal consciousness.


John Streiff grew up with a front row seat to the 20th century technology revolution. Raised as an objective, rational, critical thinker with an interest in science and technology, he became fascinated with the psychology of deception and belief at a young age. His skepticism was challenged in the mid 1970s when he conducted successful controlled psi experiments including a highly successful real-time remote viewing simulation of an intelligence task involving both remote perception and influence.

After graduating from San Diego State University, John served in a variety of technology positions in global corporations. Throughout the period, parapsychology research remained a focus of interest. During this time it became clear that understanding the meaning of psi required discovering the true nature of Reality. He has spent the last four decades answering that fundamental question.

Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration Conference in Broomfield, Colorado 2019.

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Published on February 27, 2020