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Are we really in the Matrix?

Posted by todd at 1:37 AM on July 4, 2007

I know a couple of people who truly believe that we live in the Matrix and while I do not buy into the line of thinking it is curious to me that others do.

Tonight while going through some feeds I saw a link from a dig article that was titled “Are you Living in a Computer Simulation” the article is kind of sparse but I was surprised that papers have been written on the subject and some people have actually dug pretty deep into the hypothesis.

While I am sure we are a very long ways away from being able to jack our brains into the net I am also a realist and can imagine that in 100 years computing power may have gotten great enough to actually tap into the brain and feed it information.

Like others who would want to make sure their online writings and media is stored away for future generations some have even said they would like to be able to be downloaded onto the net. The universal quest to live beyond the grave is something a lot of people have chased for a long time and I am sure many will continue to do so.

So the question is pretty simple do you think we are living in a computer simulation. My vote is a resounding no, but heck at the extreme edge anything is possible. www.simulation-argument.com

2 Comments

  1. From JimMacZealot at 8:03 am on July 4, 2007

    I think it is in our nature to believe in a higher power. So then the big question is; Is there a higher power and if so who is he? We will never be unified in our beliefs until the curtain is raised and the higher power actually reveals himself.

    To think we live in a Matrix type world then one would have to ask himself; Who has me and why? If the master power were just using us for an energy source as in the movie then wouldn’t it be too revealing to allow them some of that knowledge in making a movie of the very existence? It’s the enemy you don’t know of that’s hardest to defeat.

    So then it would be more reasonable to believe that our master is one that cares for us and one day will set us free. Why else would he allow us to learn of his existence? Starting to sound like a religion.

    But just for fun let’s goo down the other road, that it is a bad master we serve. And the knowledge has slipped that we know of his existence. That makes us the AI and him the programmer. He must be thinking this program is not working right, time to reboot. He must be thinking this program requires to much attention. If only the program would work FOR him and not require so much care. Must be a virus. Might need to slick the drive and start over, he’s thinking. If he allows us to go on we may ruin some real hardware he has. If we were only plug and play things would be so much better. If only we were like a Macintosh then he would be so much happier.

    Think different.

  2. From Susabelle at 9:17 am on July 4, 2007

    No computer simulation could come CLOSE to explaining my life. I believe we live in a world of cause and effect and nothing more than that.