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10 things you'd laugh about if someone told you they'll happen in your lifetime

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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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Virtual reality is the next big thing and Mark Zuckerberg knows it, that's why he recently bought Oculus, the company at the forefront of virtual reality. If you make it to the second half of the century you'll be living in a world very different from anything you could imagine today. VR will radically transform the way we experience the universe, giving us the power to "pause our lives" or become omnipresent.

This is a list of 10 things the century will bring, that go from virtual reality sex and texting with a Martian to one day realizing you were living in a simulation all along. Because, as you'll find out, the chance we are living in "the original universe" is one in the billions.



10 things you'd laugh about if someone told you they'll happen in your lifetime

Which do you find most interesting?




posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: thyextendedself

virtual reality is the apex of digital enslavement


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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:48 AM
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That I'd live to be over 100 years old.

That we'd land on the moon (and send back pictures from other planets!)

That'd I just miss being part of a massacre in Japan by getting there 1 1/2 days after the verbal surrender and mere days after they dropped the bomb.


That my safety was secured by the death of 100s of thousands of people.


Okay, maybe those last two aren't laughable, as much as they are highly sardonic and ironic.

That there is such a thing as this magic box that you can communicate to anyone in the world on, instantaneously.

That I'd still have my first car, a 1930 Model A Ford.

That I've outlived all my schoolmates except my best friend who introduced me to my wife; she's a quite healthy 99 now.

That my brain still functions after all this time...

Is that 10 yet?



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: thyextendedself

Zuckerburg is a twat, if I had a time machine i'd go back and delete everyone from this timeline that ruined it for the X Generation and earlier so they never had any influence here.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 04:03 AM
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originally posted by: SentientCentenarian
That I'd live to be over 100 years old. [snip]

Wow, dude you win!

Great list.

RC



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian


Is that 10 yet?

That, sir, is a hundred.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

That is an awesome list! I would be proud if I had half of those items on my list when reaching your age!



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: thyextendedself

Most of these items are pretty exciting. Looking forward to blaming my future alcoholism on my car.

I have been spinning the 'Universe is a simulation' thing to everybody I know for the past few years, and I am mostly met with blank stares. The truth is that, for the time being, virtual reality technology would make the creation of a 'time machine' much more feasible than an actual time machine. With enough information (and we are uploading our entire lives at the moment) and the correct input parameters, virtual reality could create an accurate snapshot of any point in history for future students. I have always believed that it is a billion times more feasible that we are in a simulation right now. The confirmation of this belief could be very exciting (albeit probably the most disturbing item on the list!).



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: thyextendedself
I appreciate your intriguing find, but the blog article goes on blasphemy. The whole science thing is one big blasphemy.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: ratskin32

They're witches! Burn them!

Yubba Gubba oink boink.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:40 AM
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I certainly love future discussions. I think they are missing some big ones though, specifically discussions about space elevators.

Longevity and expansion is what awaits us. Its pretty fascinating that as we humans start expanding out into space (we are on the cusp), we also start developing tech that may allow us to live longer and longer..which would be a very desired thing as we as a species move out. Perhaps all this is fully natural and we humans are little more than a reactive force. Neat to consider.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: shimmeringsilver73
a reply to: thyextendedself

Most of these items are pretty exciting. Looking forward to blaming my future alcoholism on my car.

I have been spinning the 'Universe is a simulation' thing to everybody I know for the past few years, and I am mostly met with blank stares. The truth is that, for the time being, virtual reality technology would make the creation of a 'time machine' much more feasible than an actual time machine. With enough information (and we are uploading our entire lives at the moment) and the correct input parameters, virtual reality could create an accurate snapshot of any point in history for future students. I have always believed that it is a billion times more feasible that we are in a simulation right now. The confirmation of this belief could be very exciting (albeit probably the most disturbing item on the list!).


Most religions are loosely based off this idea....this isn't the real reality, the only real difference is the idea of free will.

If we are in a simulation being played out, then the only point in existence is to experience. there is no actual free will objectively if its all been recorded and this is just a playback, however, in understanding such things, it would ruin the simulation, so ignorance of the structure would need to be maintained by most for the structure to continue.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: thyextendedself
I appreciate your intriguing find, but the blog article goes on blasphemy. The whole science thing is one big blasphemy.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: SentientCentenarian
That I'd live to be over 100 years old.



God bless you. If I make it to 60, I'll consider it a full life.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: NoElection
a reply to: thyextendedself

virtual reality is the apex of digital enslavement


VR is currently the apex of hype over reality (virtual or otherwise).

Having used both Occulus and HTC kit the fabulous/horrific future is little further away than many would like to think.
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