When I have an object such as these six dots ....: in my experience
I am immediately tempted to analyse this phenomenon by modelling how
information from the dots could be transferred elsewhere. In other
words I could make up a theory about the dots based upon my
understanding of how material objects, such as information, are
transferred from place to place. If I did this I would be "jumping the gun", as will be evident from the meditation below, the dots in experience are not simple material objects. The purpose of this meditation is to describe objects within experience and only then to develop hypotheses about these objects.
On close inspection the dots in my experience are a combination of a viewing point, angular separations and the individual objects "."
The experience containing the dots is a geometrical form containing the viewing point and the dots. It is not the dots alone. To attempt to explain the experience containing the dots purely in terms of the dots themselves would be absurd because the dots are not the experience.
There are six dots on the screen in my experience. If I use one eye the dots are still there, almost unchanged.
I have a viewing point that is apparently separate from the dots. The dots make an acute angle at the viewing point. I can tell there is a viewing point because if I move a drinking straw between the dots and my eye a dot can be seen along the centre hole of the straw and I also notice that the angular displacement of the dots changes with the separation of my eye from the screen.
The dots by themselves are not the dots in my experience. They only exist in my experience if my eye is aligned in their direction and my eyelids are open. The dots are a combination of an open eye, a viewing point, an angular displacement (for separation) and individual objects "." on the screen in my experience.
The dots are also directed from the screen to the viewing point in experience. This is most apparent if I consider the letter "b" on the screen. From the reverse the letter appears as "d", which is a different entity entirely. If I cut out the outline of a "b" from a sheet of paper I could flip it over to make a "d" but this is not the case in my experience containing the "b" now. The "b" has a direction defined by the position of the viewing point. The dots are subject to the same constraint, they would appear as :.... from behind.
The directedness of the dots (their particular form) appears to occur because I am upright and have a left and right relative to this perpendicular. It is also a product of having a viewing point, inside a point there is no form so the only version of the dots is the one in-front of the viewing point. The dots plus the geometry of the view is a single object and there is no transfer elsewhere. This differs from, say the dots as a 2D image on a transparency - the transparency can be copied to another transparency and this can be viewed or processed from either side. My view is not like that, if the dots are considered alone, outside of the view, they lose their directedness and if they are considered to flow into the viewing point they lose their form. At no time do the dots move into the viewing point. Only the totality of dots, viewing point and angular separations is the experience.
The dots are each continuously within my experience and so are simultaneous. If I move my head the angular displacement of the dots changes continuously within my monocular view. The angular displacement, viewing point and dots form a fluidly changeable entity.