Could our entire reality be simulated (similar to how we create virtual realities) to an extent that we are not even aware that we are in a fake
I´d like to propose that there are some "dead giveaways" that point to this being very possible.
Some well-known movies that have explored the idea:
The Matrix (by The Wachowski Brothers)
Waking Life (by Richard Linklater)
Vanilla Sky (by Cameron Crowe)
Existenz (by David Croneberg)
The Truman Show (by Peter Weir)
...points for consideration...
We create virtual realities to be real as possible...
We are today only starting to create virtual worlds such as Second Life
, always with the goal of making these worlds
more realistic, more indistinguishable from real life.
Currently its pretty obvious whether you are in a virtual world or not. But futurists are already predicting the virtual reality that is just about
as real as our "reality"
. This automatically raises the question: Are we already in such a reality, created millennia ago? Have we merely
forgotten that we are?
If we follow the "As Above, So Below" or "As in the Big, so in the Small" principle, us creating virtual realities may be nothing more than an
"imitating the Gods".
Who are its Masterminds?
And if so: Who are the masterminds that created the simulation? Did we ourselves create it as a game that implies the necessity to forget
its a game, to forget that there is a superior reality-domain above? Or was it created by other beings, extraterrestrial or extradimensional and are
we merely their pawns?
Why does nobody know where they are from?
A "dead giveaway" that we may very well be in a simulated reality is the fact that nobody actually knows where they are from or who they were before
Whats even funnier is that everyone walks around acting as if they knew who they are.
Its easy to see how we`d be unable to accept this reality (or game?) as "real" if we would not have this amnesia of "what was before". Likewise,
nobody wants to watch a movie while constantly being reminded that "its only a movie" or constantly being distracted by what goes on in the theater
room itself rather than the screen.
Would you behave differently if you knew for sure that you are living in a simulated reality? How could you tell for sure?
Ancient Game Manuals?
The idea of us living in a simulated reality is not new. Especially ancient buddhist doctrines and the ancient Vedas (India) make plenty of references
to our reality being an Illusion, an artificial creation and even "a game". According to these doctrines, the act of "Incarnation into a Body"
means leaving the real world
and entering the illusionary world or the "secondary world".
To be continued in the next posts...
[edit on 17-1-2009 by Skyfloating]
[edit on 19-1-2009 by Skyfloating]