>What if we are all just living in a sort of "consensus reality" which is entirely a product of the combined consciousness of mankind?
That is exactly how humans are living, actually. The only thing close to objectivity humans have is the scientific method, which mostly requires multiple humans to test a theory on the way the world works.If there is something that completely is unrecognizeable by humans, then to humans it doesn't exist, that is the human reality. There are variations in terms of human opinion, perception, ethics, etc. between humans as well.>>10867>free of external influence from greater humanity and their pre-existing ideas and visions.
This is a fale assumption, because even the decision to be free of external influence is influenced by the failure of external influence. It's like how nonconformity is just conforming to a different conformity. It is impossible to exist completely without any outside influence, even if you make your own reality and live in that reality, because the reality you make will be based on the things you've experienced, which requires external input.
At least that is my impression of it. I could be wrong.