007-Representation theory proposed
Awareness is the most fundamental principle. Awareness exists and it exists in a certain form. Awareness is always awareness of content, of objects. All objects of awareness exist. Awareness is a fact of the universe, of reality (even if reality is a simulation or is simulated). Awareness can be modeled symbolically. Awareness is a function.
Representation is the second principle. It is a feature of the universe. We order and structure our experience in terms of representations. The smallest details to the largest visions are instances of representation. Representations have a specific structure, and we can model representation symbolically like a function. Modeling representation will gives us a foundation to begin working with the more complex problems of consciousness, experience, and artificial minds.