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"Reality Dream" theory

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 2:41am

roydotor2000

roydotor2000

250 posts

Do you think the whole universe as we know it, Is just a imagination or a dream? Pls. express your opinion by commenting.

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 2:53am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,633 posts

Oh what..my imagination or dream? If so..then in my reality..that would make sense.

How hilarious, however, would it have been had we all left a message saying "but that doesn't make us any less real"?

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 2:53am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,633 posts

*of what

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 4:14am

roydotor2000

roydotor2000

250 posts

What I mean to say is are we just a brain in a jar controlled by a supercomputer or a human hibernating inside a pod filled with fluid to make bioelectricity for a sentient machine?

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 4:19am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,633 posts

1) You've been watching a lot of sci-fi movies of late, haven't you?

2) So what if we are?

3) What I mean by my statement is...unless they have a Matrix thing going in which all of our consciousnesses are sharing one faux experience...then each of our experience is our own..making, for this reality (as I know I am conscious), it of my experience, while the rest of you are the make up of my mind.

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 4:58am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,033 posts

Knight

I cannot be part of someone else's dreams or imaginations, as I am conscious.

Am I imagining this whole world now? Yes, as are all of you. We see the world as our brains reconstruct it based on external outputs. But the outputs are very well real, all of what is around us is existing.

I cannot prove it, but I see no sane explanation for being a mere brain in a jar controlled to think of a world like this. It makes for good sci-fi stories, but that's all.

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 5:11am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,094 posts

Knight

It's actually not just a question spawned out of midnight B-grade Sci-fi movies, it's something that people have been thinking about for thousands of years. It's metaphysics, the study of reality, existence, the nature of being.

Anyway yeah, would be kind of pointless to discuss it without knowing much, so I doubt I'd hang about here. I tried reading and digesting the Metaphysics a couple of years back, but my mind strained and regurgitated everything out.

So, here's less mind-boggling article for us lay-men. Time to hunt out that book again....

 

Posted Jun 2, '13 at 7:04am

roydotor2000

roydotor2000

250 posts

You've been watching a lot of sci-fi movies of late, haven't you?

No, I've been watching apocalyptic films.

 

Posted Jun 4, '13 at 6:41pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,565 posts

Knight

No, I've been watching apocalyptic films.

Maybe you should read or watch something more educational, that way you would realize that we are real and not just a dream... Wouldn't you have to be real to dream? Just a thought...

 

Posted Jun 4, '13 at 7:06pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Maybe you should read or watch something more educational, that way you would realize that we are real and not just a dream... Wouldn't you have to be real to dream?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsism

 
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