Kale shakes all day!
Definitely interesting. I've heard several people come to similar conclusions.
nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry fields forever. Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see, It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me. Nuff said
...pretty disheartening to discover that we're all trapped inside some computer science grad student's simulation project.
I guess in a way this is similar to the theistic view, though -- God is the programmer, the Person who is fundamental reality, who has created the physical universe, which we experience as our 'virtual' reality in this phase of life.
It depends how you view it. Like you say, simulation theory is not much different that theistic views of the world. There's no reason to inherently feel negatively, or dreadfully, about a possible simulation explanation for reality. If anything, it can be empowering to think that our biggest fears are illusory (at least to a certain degree), and that we can overcome the things that hold us back by understanding how temporary and finite our fears are.
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...to believe God is love, and perfectly so, desiring a personal relationship with each of us. I guess finding out I was just some AI experiment would feel like discovering I was actually a replicant in 'Blade Runner', with a maker who doesn't really care whether I live or keep my memories past my 'useful' lifespan.
'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears in rain. Time to die.' ~ Roy Batty, replicant in Blade Runner
I stuck my hand into the fire and felt only cotton balls.
I tripped the rat trap and somehow pulled my hand back without harm.
Ex-planation? Unnecessary. My explanation is the words I can now still type with my hand I still have. Unseen forces coming to our aid? Indeed.
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The Matrix theory has kept me up at night wondering about it before.
I wonder about putting too much stock in the theory because if we believe that our actions are determined by a simulator... well... then do we lose responsibility for our actions?
The idea of love versus fear in society is interesting. There has to be both for us to know and understand the other.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss
Yes, the simulation theory concept is fascinating, and in many ways it is very much like the theist view of the world, where a "god" created everything.
Technically, almost anything is possible, so it is important to be open to the possibilities. The only problem I have with simulation theory is an emotional one: it kinda of scares me to consider it, but then again, there's no inherent reason to view it with fear and dread.
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