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razaki
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Ok...I re-watched the Matrix trilogy this past week and was given a trial key for the Matrix Online.

It suffices to say that I've been thinking about the Matrix a lot recently, lol.

Anyway, what I am asking is how realistic do you think a simulated reality would be? For those of you who do not know what the matrix or a simulated reality is, let me explain:

Essentially, a controlling force - in the Matrix, a race of sentient machines - are controlling a simulation to which all of us humans are connected. Although everything seems real, it is technically just a simulation, dream, or otherwise fake state of being.

I will refrain from stating my opinion until some more people state theirs, but I am very interested in hearing other opinions.

As a side note, I accidentally hit enter the first time I was trying to post this BEFORE I had my message. If there are two topics, my bad.

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chiliad_nodi
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I think it would start off poorly, but as we learn more about how to manipulate DNA, we can create a perfect virtual reality on command by messing with our receptors.

Moegreche
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There's an article on simulated reality I read not too long ago. Basically, if the technology to create a simulated universe had ever existed, then it would be extremely probably that we are a simulated universe. The theory goes that if this were true, we would see some fundamental breakdowns in our rules - basically computer glitches. This guy claims to have found these glitches. Lemme try to find the article.

Moegreche
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Okay, here it is:
Article

It's a pdf, just so you know.
That's a good point you bring up, chili. If this is a simulation, then we need to be as interesting as we can be, so we don't get "cancelled" or anything.

chiliad_nodi
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Wait, so if this is a simulated reality, can it or parts of it be terminated at any time? Or new things added.
Like: I don't like him, and he dissapears.

Moegreche
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There's another good movie called "The Thirteenth Floor" that deals with simulated realities. There are some contradictory premises in the movie, but we can blame that on Hollywood.

chiliad_nodi
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Another semi-crazy but totally possible event. Where do you get this stuff. It is a lot! Oh yeah, when I watch a movie, I am constanty pointing out inaccuracies, knowing that I miss plenty. I hate the way hollywood equates explosion with fire.

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It just seems like solipsism for a new age to me.

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agreed.

netrino
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well i play an online game for 8-120 hours per day!
i got a wife, 2 children, a job(at a guild like an promotion manager).....

that looks to me as a simulated reality...

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Sometimes i wonder if we keep on going with the AI if eventually robots will take over the world.

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