posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 11:42 PM
What if once upon some future time, a book was not a collection of words on printed pages. What if a book was not even a movie, but a pre-planned
series of images etc taking place in a virtual universe inserted into the experiencer's mind. With only limited ability of the experiencer to make
choices, in order that the story can not be changed. Not exactly the matrix with AIs holding the humans captive, more like a star trek holodeck
adventure which eventually ends and disappears.
What if the rules of the book were that in oder to experience the story as it was intended, the experiencer must have a pre-made identity and memories
temporarily impressed on their mind, sort of like "Dark City".
What if there was once a place called "earth", a million years ago. And maybe sometime during it's 20-21'st centuries came the tragic end to life
there as they knew it, but many were rescued. What if once upon a future time, the earth was a popular setting for the writers of storybooks, who
would write ripping "historical novels", which were the simulated lives and events of the earthers back then. And the novels came in varying degrees
of historical truth and accuracy, because after all they were fiction derived from fact. Pre-packaged pseudo-historical lives. What if the life you
think is you will disappear at the end of the book, leaving you back in the future a million years from now?
If the identity/memory impression started to fade prematurely, the experiencer would start to lose their focus of "being there", and start to be
aware of where they really were in "the future". If someone who had once really lived on earth during those times were to be caught up in such a
fictional story, would not their mind be screaming "bogus" and becoming confused between the truth of what was vs the illusion of the story?