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Originally posted by symmetricAvenger
i suggest we stop questioning it and get on with Expanding it
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Imagine someone trying to produce a real 3-dimensional coin with drawings of coins on 2-dimensional paper. No matter how many coins are drawn, accumulated and stacked up on each other, the true coin will never be achieved in this way.
I sometimes entertain the perspective that this reality is counterfeit, a cheap imitation or game-field that tries to copy "higher dimensional realities". And indeed, many things we have produced on this plane of existence mimic not only what mystics, sages and shamans report but some stuff I've also seen while meditating myself into those higher realms. Some Examples:
What do you think?
[edit on 12-5-2009 by Skyfloating]
Originally posted by DemonicAngelZero
This just reminds me of Star Ocean: Till the end of time. An entire universe that's just a simulation. At the end of the game, the main characters succeed in turning the simulation off. Because the people had faith in their own existence, believed that they were more than 1's and 0's, they continued to exist outside of the simulation.
That game really did spark some interesting thoughts. (Also... neon genesis evangelion and Big O aided in the thought process)
How would you know if the universe is real? We exist within the boundaries of the universe, so then, are we equally as real as the universe we inhabit? Or are we separately more real or less real? Wondering about the universe will inevitably result in wondering about your own personal existence.
What defines a persons existence? What is the proof that you exist? The only existence you can even remotely be semi-sure of is your own, because you are limited to the confines of your own mind. The fragment of you that exists in the minds of others, or rather their perception of you, is only a distorted reflection based in their interpretations. But how can you be sure that "others" aren't a delusion, a simulation, or a dream? How can you be sure that all your memories aren't manufactured and false?
Naturally, you can't really be particularly sure of much. I don't know if the universe is a simulation, a hologram, just as we see it, or something else. But I'd like to think that I, myself, am more than 1's and 0's