Perhaps water—pH7—can be perceived differently by different observers. I have been wondering if an alkaline observer might perceive pH7 as (falsely) acidic. And an acidic observer might perceive pH7 as (falsely) alkaline. The last time I had general anesthesia, when I came home, plain vanilla ice cream tasted like the saltiest thing I had ever had in my mouth. I couldn’t bear it; I had to spit it out. I think my brain tasted salt (acidity) because my brain was alkaline.
The observer effect, in other words. Maybe water can only be perceived as water by water. The moment we become more dense than water—ice—we don’t just change our own state. We change the state of that which we perceive. Does ice look at water and see steam? Does steam look at water and see ice?
If I am ice, when I look at water, it will look more diffuse than I am. I may not realize I am ice; I may assume I am water. Water looking at “more diffuse water” sees (hallucinates) steam.
If I am steam, when I look at water, it will look denser than I am. I may not realize I am steam; I may assume I am water. Water looking at “dense water” sees (hallucinates) ice. Remember: our brains create the images we see.
We are most familiar with the observer effect in the long-puzzling double-slit experiment. The same thing I am saying about water could perhaps be applied to light.
Only light can see light as light.
Does matter look at light and see speed? Does energy look at light and see density?
Perhaps, if I am are denser than light (matter) (i.e. if my pineal gland is too dense), I lose the ability to see light as light. I look at light and see energy.
Perhaps if I am more diffuse than light (if my pineal gland is too diffuse), I lose the ability to see light as light. I look at light and see matter.
When we look at the double-slit experiment and see a wave, is it because we are a point? When we look at the same experiment and see a point, is it because we are a wave?
Moon looking at light will see sun.
Sun looking at light will see moon.
But “sun” and “moon” are just different ways of seeing the same 2D-plane.