posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:41 PM
If we live in a simulated reality:
I for one, am actually somewhat saddened when my characters in The Sims and games of that sort die.
I spent all that time trying to make them happy, watching them raise their fake families, seeing them cook their low-resolution meals, watching their
disputes with other simulated beings, and then poof, they're gone.
I would think that if aliens understood entertainment and we were only alive for their pleasure, they would have many other "human" emotions and
would have created an afterlife for us. After all, we may be cognitively inferior to them, but we still live complex lives and the pain and joy we
feel is very real.
As for living inside of a giant organism, that I don't believe. There's not enough evidence to support that IMHO.