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Reality as a simulation

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posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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I've been having very strange dreams lately. Dreams about simulations, about alternate lives, alternate reality.

I had a dream months ago that is still very fresh in my memory.

In it, I was lucid dreaming, and had decided to fly. I flew out of Earth, and once I flew out of the atmosphere, it began to glitch up.

Then, when I broke through, I was in a research station with gravity, which I assume was on an asteroid, or perhaps the Moon.

There, I saw a metallic spider attached to my face, along with alien scientists looking at thousands but not millions or billions of subjects.

When they realized I was awake, they replaced the metallic spider and reattached it. I awoke into this reality. I wonder if I am crazy for thinking the dream might have been real.




posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: Grifter42
I wonder if I am crazy for thinking the dream might have been real.

Yeah, basically. Dreams are not reality.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Grifter42

REALITY implies and represents something REAL. Whereas SIMULATION actually just SIMULATES that which it is attempting to represent.

2 different things....and no "yeah buts...what if's...". Reality and Simulation are 2 different terms althogether. And yeah I know...you can simulate a reality...and a reality can be simulated. But then...it wouldnt BE real, correct?



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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Well, quantum physics is heading this way. There is no reality properly speaking, or more precisely, reality doesn't exist until it is actually measured and perceived; it would fit with the simulation theory, and also with what some religions/philosophies have been asserting all along.

If we one day become evolved enough to build a quantum supercomputer and simulate our own Universe, we may (dis)prove that...



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

So what are your thoughts on the matter?

Have you ever felt like this world isn't natural? Like it's just a bit... off?



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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Yep two different things as said.

But having a vivid dream is a reality of its own, what i mean is, it feels so real that it may as well be your reality,, but,, then you wake up and realise that it was exactly that, a dream nothing more or less.

I've had many really vivid dreams that i thought for a second that it was my reality, then realised that the real me is still in bed and always wake up where i started, cool thing is they are very memorable but still a dream.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: DarkvsLight29

What if that's just what's programmed into us?

We're programmed to forget the real world, if we escape the programming.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Grifter42

Of course. And at times, I feel more at home in my dreams...than I do when awake. I have meditated and practice successful astral projection for over 45 years since the 60's...and that world too...can seem to be EXTREMELY real...while it is not really "real".

I remember someone saying that "reality is a concept". Perhaps true? Another said "Perhaps we are all just part of someone elses dreams? And when THEY wake up...thats when WE die"....

Something to ponder.....



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

In the words of HP Lovecraft, paraphrased, we're all just the dreams of Azathoth, or something like that.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Hermetic Philosophy and some currents like neo-platonism suggest our material Universe is an emanation of an absolute reality, i.e. we're living in the thoughts/dreams of "God". They argued that the only way to create without matter is actually to think.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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Or...your dream was the REAL simulation. Hmmm...DEEP.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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That's the thing about reality.

Are we in the real (physical) world right now or are we a programme inside another programme that can feel, see, touch, smell etc and when we have a dream, (we usually can't see who we are), ie, in a mirror thus we could be in someone elses body with our minds/souls intact within the vivid dream world?

Ok i might not have worded that quite right but it's possible were just code inside someone elses world, they run the programme and we respond to its commands, guess we'll all find out one day.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Grifter42
There, I saw a metallic spider attached to my face, along with alien scientists looking at thousands but not millions or billions of subjects.

When they realized I was awake, they replaced the metallic spider and reattached it. I awoke into this reality. I wonder if I am crazy for thinking the dream might have been real.

And people wonder why so many others have reported the vision of "a spider hanging right in front of my face" when they awake from sleep. You just revealed what's actually happening.

(or not, I have no idea for sure)

What I do know is that I don't buy for one second that dreams are not some form of reality. I record all my dreams and any sleep talking I do (I keep a recorder by my bed every night that records the full 8-9 hours).

Just a couple interesting things that I've witnessed/done:

1. One of my sleep talk recordings was me voicing what appeared to be 2-3 other people commenting on how much they enjoyed the particular vibration there were drinking. One commenting that it was "smooth". Yes, people were drinking vibrations.

2. In one dream I became lucid and proceeded to ask the girl before me (who just happened to have been an imposter version of my father before morphing into her true self) "what the hell is happening to me?" (this was in reference to some major discoveries I've been making in the real world (will post a thread about this at some point in the future). She answered with an attitude and angry look on her face "I'm not authorized to tell you".

Woke up almost immediately after. Yeah, I didn't think for one second that that wasn't real. I know it was real and "inception" is also real. That was an actual being responding to me asking for information. And she definitely did not have my best interest.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: FlukeSkywalker

They looked like demons to me, with Freddy Krueger-like faces. Like something out of a horror movie. Yet I got the impression they were just beings on the time clock.

What did they look like to you?



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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If you have ever seen the movie Matrix, then I would say it is just little bits of memory creating a dream with little tidbits of that worked in. How often do you watch anything that question reality? That to me makes a difference. I mean if you had never seen the Matrix or watched any movies,tv shows, ect.. that show alternate realities or anything similar then I would say the dream had more chance of being something other than just a dream. But if you have seen movies like that then I'd say it's just your mind working stuff into it all.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I have thought like this too, but then I realize how boring I am. Why would they dream of me? I like the way you think though. The dream life and this life are fluid at best.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 12:57 AM
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Life is only a Dream, and We are the Imagination of Ourselves.
Bill Hicks



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 02:10 AM
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This sounds like the whole Ickean "soul-catcher on the moon" tale. I don't know about the supposed reality of the experience, I don't think dreams are purely just in our minds (they may have some independent 'reality' of their own), but I do think with lucid dreams it may well be more the case of our trans-individual mind generating a rather personal wish-fulfillment experience.

Personally I'd try to "go back" if I were you. Pop the idea into your head before you drift off to sleep next time, you might find your way back. If you do go back, try to cause a ruckus. The sheer shock of encountering alien beings with mechanical spiders parasitising your 'true' body is probably enough to confuse and frighten someone into staying put. But now that you know what to expect you might be able to struggle a bit harder.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:45 PM
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The Melchi Zodiac is a projective perception machine. Every component contributes to the projective plane. Earth is not a planette, it is the focal point.. A huge event in space changes merely a fraction of a percent of reality. Secret space. Blow a few planettes, start Mandala rumors. Exopolitical, with no green men needed.

The civilized world knows nothing about the inputs. Only the refractions. They've been worshipping cymatic quantizers for ages.

edit on 16-11-2016 by JuanDope because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: JuanDope

I have no idea what you just said.

Could you explain it in layman's terms?




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