Yesterday's video is about memory.. I couldn't remember what I'd done, so I boot-strapped my memory as I wrote.
What's going on here?
What I said in the video was that the mechanism which sustained my current memory was still active (hence I still had that memory). On inspecting the mechanism (this is new essence with a new mechanism?) I became aware of the mechanism which sustained that mechanism. The mechanism which sustained that mechanism was a new essence sustained by a mechanism.
In each case, 'essence' is what is remembered; 'mechanism' is what sustains the essence as memory. 'Context' - although not considered here - is what might sustain the conscious operation of introspection in the present time (circumstances for remembering - like writing my blog)
the cycle of remembering is:
essence1 -> mechanism1 -> awareness of mechanism1 = essence2 -> mechanism2 -> awareness of mechanism2 = essence3... etc
Today's video is about birdsong and communication - tying into the themes from yesterdays thoughts about Lovelock, communication and sentient existence