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What if the universe is a hologram and a quantum computer simulation?

 



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What if God is 4Chan



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Of course it doesn't exists. It has so much nonsense all around it - a loophole which makes its existence looks like nonsense and thus contradicts itself.

On the other hand who would make a simulation which would have implemented so many years of wasted time not worthy at all for any reason to run a simulation? 

Also by the existence of so much nonsense it could be a prove that it is not a simulation, because if anybody would make a simulation it wouldn't have so much nonsense inside. It would be more tidy. 



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I remember reading similar ideas in that the world and all beings within it are the imagination or dream of some higher level being.  Its an interesting idea although not a pleasant one.  Are you a person because you perceive yourself as one or are you a person because you are a fragment of a real one?  Is everything around you real or are the inconsistencies and haze in memory the result of the dream moving on and the old parts no longer matter?

 

The idea that we are all but a dream is inherently flawed by our understanding of dreams.  On the other hand how would we know if we are dreams?  We wouldn't know if what we know as fact is actually fact.  However for sake of argument the idea that we are nothing but a dream relies on reality being mutable in every aspect.  This is not the case although if it was would we be able to recognize this?

 

The idea that everything is a computer simulation is unfortunately more plausible as data is retained with greater fidelity by a computer than a mind.  Events can be procedurally generated, the more components you have in a simulation the more it can shift and sway from the core...  Again there is the problem of how do we know we are real if everything is a simulation?  The human mind is a blackbox unto itself that we have yet to truly unravel.  However here too is a catch with the idea: the more complex a computer simulation is then the more prone it is to glitches.  Just look at any video game or simulation that has water physics for a key example.  We don't have random water spires or massive gaps in an otherwise full lake, we don't have heavier than air objects frozen in the air (aircraft don't count)...  That being said this assumes that the technology is comparable to what we have even if it is incredibly better at rendering and managing everything.

 

So in the end while an interesting and terrifying idea, it isn't plausible.



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You should have taken the red pill, not the blue one.



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If the earth is a simulation how do I apply to be put in another simulation is my question

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When someone very close to you die, you can have similar feelings to mine - that everyone is a walking corpse, only they don't know about it. Seriously if we all are destined to die, why we even bother with anything? Then I have to agree with those saying that this is a theater, a game, or a simulation is very close to that. The only outcome is - nonsense. We live a nonsense. like kids on playing field, trying to entertain themself before taking off. The simulation picture gives it nice sterile non emotional cover, but all of it is about the same. 

So what is meaning of that? The only meaning I can see in that is that it is true - this life cannot be real, because it doesn't make sense, so the real life has to be the one after you die. And the life before that you can call simulation game dream theater - it doesn't matter - it is all about the same - why? I cannot continue in answering, because it is forbidden to have religious debates here, but if it is about morale, there has to be judge after death, otherwise, there is no pattern and no simulation, only accident and chaos. But I don't believe in that because people always believed in afterlife, also people always had some codex of honor, and if you are capable of morale thinking and self reflection, then or you are the highest being in this universe, or there has to be some entity higher than you, meaning if you were not meant to be bothered with questions about what happens after death, you wouldn't be able to think about it. 



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Given to believe in the afterlife?

 

Given to believe a nursery rhyme?

 

Given to believe one person is benevolent and another is malevolent?

 

Given to believe we are the good people while all the people the giver doesn't like are the bad people?

 

Good and Evil?

 

Every theme has some of one and some of the other.  Even in romance there tends to follow malevolence so the lovers there have troubles in paradise.

 

Every person has an opposite?  Really?!

 

Made up, Make believe, Make the world a better place, because someone doesn't see it as good?  So it's bad in their opinion.

 

Let's all wake up and see if we are just like one group or another.  Say; a bunch of grazing animals, hunted by predators, while picking food from the various places and chew on it while with eyes searching about and ears listening for a cry raising the alarm of an attack from some meat eating beast outside near to the outer most members of the group.

 

Oh!  Lions, tigers, bears, or other carnivore?  We all could be considered carnival trained; so we all find the definition of peace and prosperity in our daily vigil?

 

I learned that lions have an interesting mix in their diets.  The male strips away the meat and leaves the pouch of vegetable stew for the lioness in the stomach of the beast that was killed.  She's a vegetarian that likes her vegies heated via giving chase.  During the hot pursuit the tough vegetable matter is softened so when the male violent lions strips away the flesh she finds a nice frothy stew.

 

In the case of the poor vegetable eating Gazelle's, it doesn't do them well eat too much; and then gorge them self at the watering hole, because that just what alerts the Lioness of her favorite plate of food and a highly likely successful chase with dinner being served when the vegetables are heated up for a tender meal.

 

What other simulated wonders are there that don't make sense until we see and understand what actually happens?



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If Earth does not exist, we don't exist... :huh: :huh:






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