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Old 08-05-2017, 10:38 PM   #1
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Let's Discuss: What if we're living in a simulation?

What if we were all living in a simulation right now? How would that make you feel? Would it matter?

Here's some reading material to get you started; there's several different flavors to choose from:



Scientific American: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

IFLScience!: Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living In A Computer Simulation–Here’s The Science

Snopes: Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?

VICE: Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now?

VICE: Whoa, Dude, We're Not Inside a Computer Right Now!

The New Yorker: Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:44 PM   #2
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I have been intrigued by this idea for quite a while since the last 2-3 years but I dont believe we're living in a computer simulation with the "real" humans outside.

Maybe you could call a theistic viewpoint of creation to be a like a simulation with God as the simulator outside this world, as I believe, but not in the same way as most people think of simulated reality nowdays.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:02 PM   #3
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Doesn't matter to me. If we are, there isn't much I can do about it and I'm not gonna worry about something that is out of my control.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:26 PM   #4
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Psuedo-Intellectual BS.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:38 PM   #5
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Isn't this a Matrix thread?
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:14 AM   #6
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Doesn't matter to me. If we are, there isn't much I can do about it and I'm not gonna worry about something that is out of my control.
This. It's an interesting concept but I don't like putting too much time into stuff that's all question, no answer.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:35 AM   #7
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I don't think so. I don't think any being would create such an elaborate and detailed simulation just to see. Too many things in the world and universe to account for. Physical and non-physical.

I do think that aliens observe us though. I'm sure they've been on earth before many times.

There must be more than 1 alien race though. I wanna know why none have revealed themselves even if others choose to remain hidden.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:45 PM   #8
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Doesn't matter to me. If we are, there isn't much I can do about it and I'm not gonna worry about something that is out of my control.
I appreciate this sensibility.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:17 PM   #9
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Fun theory, but probably not. If it was... nah, doesn't matter much. And at that rate, then maybe some part of us existing as data would be immortal, so no worries.



At that rate though, how do we know we are not just microbes existing inside a vastly much larger being? What if the Earth is just a cell we're busy infecting and destroying?
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #10
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We could all be a part of Blips and Chitz arcade's Roy: A Life Well Lived VR Simulator.
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