posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 02:10 AM
How do we know that what happened in the past actually happened?
How do you know this?
How do you know what is happening now is actually happening?
Now understand that I cannot express what I am thinking exactly as I am thinking it in words, but I will try.
How do you know that you went to sleep last night? Well, because you are not feeling all that tired, and you remember waking up. Okay, your not tired,
and you can remember something about waking up. But for me, that is not knowing it. How do I know the year, and that the sky is blue? Quite
simply, I don't. I'm not even entirely sure that I am typing on a keyboard right now, even through I can feel it.
Right here I will state that I have never seen the Matrix, as a friend that I just showed this to prior too posting said that it reminded him of the
Matrix, and was I copying ideas?
I can't really get the words out, but could it be possible that we were implanted into time just the last second, and that everything before hand,
every memory we have, of family, work, travels and tax evasion - ahem -, is made up, implanted in some ridicously complicated net, where memories
interconnect with ones other people have?
I mean, you actually cannot deny this. It cannot be proven untrue. Try it.
Or we could all be living (or maybe just some of us) in some sort of frozen animation, every feeling that we are experiencing right now fake, imputed
directly into our nervous system by infinitely small and exact automatically controlled electrodes to stimulate actual touch and pain and movement.
You could even take this a step further and say that our bodies do not even exist, and that we are all (once again, perhaps maybe just some of us)
just electricity whizzing around a super-computers innards. For all I know, the year is 2966, and the human race has in fact been developing
technology since the year A.D. 10, thereby giving them the ability to do who knows what with the amazing advances in electronics almost two millennium
will give, and I am some sort of test.
Actually - this is extreme, I know, but think - you could take either of these two latter scenarios and imagine an alien race who has just had
something unprecedented happen to them, and must change physical form to adapt to a new environment, whatever that may be. We could all be tests, put
into a stimulated environment to not gauge our responses and reactions (because our mentality is not the issue) but to see how good we are at all
different forms of, well, everything. And you could then imagine every other alien or monster you've ever seen in a movie, and think how this race
would be testing that form of body as well, to see how adapt it was.
We could all not exist.
Hmmm, how the hell do I know that I am not the subject of some tv show of the far future, with "a rustic world in turmoil, how does this one person
react to it?" for a promo???
I know that this is crude, and that many reading it will laugh and think "this watchtehrocks character is a crackpot," and you are welcome to reply;
but I really want people that have thought or think along these lines as well to reply.