OOBE – A Tour of the Database
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Remember, you are not going to a place when you are OOBE, you are just plugging into a different data stream that then defines a different reality frame. Of course, the data that defined your experience was taken from one or more of the three databases. The actualized past, the unactualized past and the probable future databases. Because your intent (though perhaps not clearly stated) was to check facts, the data probably, for the most part, came from the actualized historical database.
Every bit of data is not stored every DELTA-t -- that would be massively redundant particularly for backgrounds. Although the data that seems most important from a big picture perspective (is connected to someone's lesson or decision) is given priority, the set of all possible data is merely sampled. The sample rate is dependent on the assessed value of the data -- e.g., projected likely needs and uses. When it was noticed that the brick column wasn't correct, the system looked at other samples (perhaps from nearby DELTA-ts that did include the brick column and updated its output. Different lighting conditions could have been due to pulling samples from times when it was darker, averaging samples, and/or a device purposely used by the system to limit the amount of detail that was necessary to render the scene. Like the missing little red hats on the fox hunters in the picture, one should not expect photographic duplication of all detail. Some is missed in sampling, some is just ignored because it is deemed unimportant, and some is limited by the psi uncertainty principle.
There is yet another important variable: The amount of detail you get depends on the amount of detail you request/demand from the database. A loosely defined request gets a loosely defined answer within a loosely defined data stream. Details of the setting are the least important in the big picture and the most important in the little picture (in the little picture they are called “facts”. Consequently, explorers must develop statistics over an accumulation of experience to generate evidence and to concentrate on what is important to their growth while those researching paranormal events must accept inconsistencies and incompleteness of the physical facts (little picture details of the setting) as the nature of the system rather than as flaws of the process.
The historical database is only one DELTA-t (One billionth of a billionth of a second in the Book 1 example) behind the present moment. The real-time present moment data stream goes to people who are aware in PMR to define their physical reality according to the PMR rule-set. You were in NPMR outside of the PMR rule-set and thus more likely to be fed data from the historical database. It would be impossible for You to notice that you were one DELTA-t behind.
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