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*KABOOM* That was my brain just EXPLODING!

by ChadKirchner / August 15, 2007 5:52 AM PDT

LMAO @ the segment on today's BOL about how we might all just be a simulation. I have some thoughts on it though.

In previous simulations, perhaps we as a group were not prepared for the realization that we really didn't exist, and that created the "Buffer Overflow" error which brought down the entire simulation. Perhaps on top of that, Neo didn't decide to save Trinity.

In this current version of the simulation, perhaps our overlords have programmed into the simulation "stuff" to better prepare us for when we reach the development level to realize we don't really exist.

Example: As children, if you watch Animaniacs, Yakko sings a song about it being a "Great Big Universe" suggesting that we might just be inside a little jar on someone's desk.

Example: SimCity. Perhaps Maxis (now owned by EA) was really created by the simulations programmers to get children at a young age to experiment with simulations and numb the mind to being an electronic overlord.

Example: Star Trek. Introduces the concept of holotechnology and simulations. Also teaches us about the Prime Directive, which could be a philosophy that our overlords live by.

Heck, the entire technology revolution of the past two decades could be entirely designed and implemented as a method to numb our brains to the possibility of us not really existing, at least in the physical sense.

Cliff Notes Version: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Maxis, Gene Roddenberry. They never existed, but were programs, the Architect, if you will, of our electronic simulation inside a simulation inside a simulation.

Thoughts? (Please keep in my, electronic overlords, that this is all tounge-in-cheek. Please don't delete my program.)

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Link: To Yakko Song on YouTube
by ChadKirchner / August 15, 2007 5:55 AM PDT
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Are you implying that Reality is in beta?
by punterjoe / August 15, 2007 9:34 PM PDT

That would explain that 2012 "end of days" date people have been tossing around since the Aztecs.
Is that when Reality goes gold?
I only hope in the RC I'm richer & better looking. Wink

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Rarer than a Pownce invite
by ChadKirchner / August 16, 2007 3:44 AM PDT

Maybe that's why there isn't life yet discovered on other planets, they haven't received an invite from a friend yet to join our reality?

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What article was that story from
by topherbone / August 16, 2007 4:58 AM PDT

I was desperately looking for the show notes from yesterday and couldn't find them. Does anyone know where I can read the original source paper for this life is a simulation story?
Thanks

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The article...
by raygun01 / August 16, 2007 5:18 AM PDT
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Yeah, I'm frightened like a little child over this concept
by topherbone / August 16, 2007 5:23 AM PDT
In reply to: The article...

Thanks for the link, Jason.
At least now I won't feel bad when our legitimate masters (the robots) take over soon.
KUTGW (Keep up the good work)
Chris

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