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Living in a sim...
#1
Living in a sim...
Just watched a doco about this subject. I know it's very 90's by now. They interviewed a person who won't be released until 2049 when he was 19 for killing both his parents because he was convinced they weren't real (NPCs -non playing characters). The courts now recognize this illness as the Matrix delusion -a subset of insanity.

Anyway, in this doco, there was Electric Jesus (Elon Musk) saying basically (murphy's Law) that with computational power increasing exponentially, the odds of us living in the "base" reality is 1 billion to one.

How the actual fuck could he possibly even guess a number unless he loves the attention of being a cult leader brings.
My answer to him is: what makes you think there is a base reality? What if all actual matter and universes are inherently false simulations, a phenomena which came into being at the big bang. Maybe the singularity imploded, not exploded? Maybe there are no universes and we all "live" in mother nature's singularity dream. Dunno

Fuck Off you musk rat!
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#2
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And maybe - just maybe - all the talk about living in some computer (or otherwise) generated simulation is nothing more than fantastical wool gathering of the most banal, tail-chasing sort and things are what they seem.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: Living in a sim...
I think so? But then again I have no reference? Also, my ego likes to think I'm real so I would say that wouldn't I!
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Know God, Know fear.
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#4
RE: Living in a sim...
You know how I know we are not living in the matrix? If we were the food would be better.

Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory
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#5
RE: Living in a sim...
I don't think that sim theory is a product of getting some math right or wrong. It's misplacing the items in an allegedly informative comparison.

Perhaps our sims look the way they do because they were built in this reality out of components in this reality which behave as they do in this reality. Sims very literally look like something made in this reality, not the other way round - because they are. I know, I know, people think of their favorite game and say "but I can fly in a sim". No you can't. You're presented with a series of moving images which give you the impression of flying, and this reality is full of things which take advantage of human perception - but if you look at the sim itself - the code and the hardware, you'll find that nothing is flying, and nothing is breaking or bending any rule of this reality.
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#6
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Who cares? We wouldn't notice if we were in a simulation anyways; what test are you gonna do to test for simulation?
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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#7
RE: Living in a sim...
I think that we might, especially since we have realized that. We know that the world in our head is not the world outside our head. We could test the "outside" as a sim in equal fashion, though we may lack the ability at present or lack the known leverage angle at present. Unknown does not equal unknowable, untested is not equivalent to untestable.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#8
RE: Living in a sim...
I have better things to think about.

And better fantasy's to indulge in.

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#9
RE: Living in a sim...
I thought the title was "Living in sin..."

Anyways, yeah, sim, ok.

We would need some way to get out of reality to view it and we don't really have that yet and may never get that. Much like the astral plane, the supernatural, or essential oils. There simply is no way to create a control for those things and then a significantly different experiment group. Maybe we could experience the astral plane if they would legalize dicyanin dye.
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#10
RE: Living in a sim...
Take the red one already.......

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