posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 03:53 PM
Maybe none of this is actually real, maybe none of us exist, maybe all of this is just a program running on a super computer ran by post-humans or an
advanced alien civilization. I mean think about it, just think about how Earth is SO "coincidentally" well-fit for life, and how we got here which
was completely luck. Scientists agree that there is a 20% chance of us living in a simulated reality.
I'm a World of Warcraft fan, and I used to play the game constantly, but one of the quotes from a female human /silly makes me ponder. It's this:
"Do you ever feel like you're not in charge of your own destiny, like...you're being controlled by an invisible hand?"
That makes me think... How do I know I'm not being controlled, and that all of this isn't some insane MMO played by advanced aliens who get
entertainment out of all this, much like we get entertainment out of controlling a character in a game?
And no, it's probably not the Matrix mythos of us being used as batteries, that's stupid and was just a plot-device. Chances are, they just run this
simulation to see how we interacted with each other, thousands or millions of years before them. They are literally looking at their ancestors. I'm
sure someone somewhere, far above in the physical world is looking at this conversation and laughing at us mindless peons, pondering if we're really
in a simulated reality or not.
BUT, what's interesting about the theory of living in a simulated reality, is that there's a 50% chance there's an afterlife, that the creators
took mercy on us and made some other program once we die, where we all go. OR, they were bastards and just made it happen like when you delete a file
from your recycle bin, gone forever, non-existent. Or perhaps, it may be nearly 100% chance that they did not bother to make an afterlife for us. Did
we ever make a afterlife for all the enemies you kill in World of Warcraft? No. Too much effort and they're so intellectually inferior to us that we
don't care. Would they think the same? I personally hope not.
There could be a chance also that this is all one massive MMO, sure, it's far-fetched and sounds stupid, but I like thinking about it. I mean how
does my character in World of Warcraft know he's controlled? What if he thinks everything he does is on his free will, everything he says he just
randomly thinks up, and when I log him off he's asleep or in a state of limbo? I mean someone could be making me type this, but the program is making
me believe I'm actually typing this on my free will.
Another fun question is that if our creators in the "physical world", are they REALLY in the real world? Or yet another simulated reality? Will we
get to the point of running a simulated reality, a universe such as the Sims series, but much more evolved? Yes, actually, we will, very soon we will
have computers fast enough to run such a program, and we will be able to see our own little worlds, evolving, growing, and perhaps living long enough
to make their own simulated reality. And then the process repeats.
Maybe our creators were nice enough to give us an afterlife. Free of pain, free of confusion, of course until we're taking up too much memory and
they have to delete. There's no way to actually find out. For all we know, everything around us could be a projection our brain has created for us to
cope with whatever reality we are really in.
They say "The conditions for life ARE JUST PERFECT on our planet and if off by a fraction of a percent we would be dead, therefore there IS A
CREATOR", I have to agree, but not in the sense of one single creator, but several of the post-humans or advanced aliens that created our reality. .
You see, therefore, they may be declared as "gods", but I highly doubt it. That is my only explanation to why this planet is so "fit" for life,
and we got so "lucky" with evolving into "intelligent" beings.