Distributed solipsism

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Distributed solipsism is a type of solipsism in which one self is distributed over all individuals. Generally, solipsism is the idea that only one's own self exists. In conventional or individual solipsism, this self is tied to a single individual, e.g. a particular person, whose cognition and perception then forms the conscious experience of the sole self. By contrast, in distributed solipsism, the sole self is not tied to a single individual, but shared among all individuals, and variously experiences the cognition and perception of all of them.

In the CTMU, distributed solipsism is embodied by the universe, as described by SCSPL. Reality is the intersect of the individual realities of its observers, and "[i]ndividual solipsism becomes distributed solipsism through the mutual absorption of SCSPL syntactic operators, made possible by a combination of distributed SCSPL syntax and shared teleology".[1]


  1. Langan 2002, p. 47.