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Are We An Alien Social Experiment

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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While playing the new Sims 3 i started thinking about an alien playing a computer game, a simulation game, and i among other people was one of the protagonists.

Is it possible that we are living beings trapped inside a virtual world, an invention created by a superior race? And all that we see or hear are holograms?

Could we be like a form of entertainment for those aliens? Is it possible to break the code, to create a glitch in the program and by crashing it the truth reveals itself?

Yeah maybe i'm seeing to much Matrix and playing too much Sims but just think about it, don't you guys get the feeling that something is not right with the world but you can't explain yet you work to find the answers for your doubts? A feeling that doesn't go away instead it starts growing and growing along with all your questions without answer....




posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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LOL I hope not because we are #ed then



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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@Geehood yeah we would. but seriously have you ever in your life thought about that possibility



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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We would never know the difference i think. Just like when someone is born colorblind, most people don't know they are color blind until they meet someone who isn't.

So its really irrelevant unless the beings come here and tell us where we are. Kinda like in the end of the 3rd matrix.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Some very clever people have considered the possibility, that we are living in a computer simulation.


ABSTRACT. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation.


www.simulation-argument.com...



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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reply to post by Picollo30
 
You are one of the ones that have awaken.

Somethings up.

I don't profess the ins and outs of what that something is but something is amiss.

It only took me 50+ years to figure out all is not right with what we perceive as "reality".

Welcome to the Matrix.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by Picollo30
 
You are one of the ones that have awaken.

Somethings up.

I don't profess the ins and outs of what that something is but something is amiss.

It only took me 50+ years to figure out all is not right with what we perceive as "reality".

Welcome to the Matrix.




its an entertaining thought, but consider how vast the universe is. if it were somehow true, i sure want to know the specs on the computer running "the universe"!


considering there have been no events in recorded history that suggest such a thing, such as a "glitch", its extraordinarily unlikely. Not to mention, if we were, why would they bother giving every human being an inner experience as opposed to simply modeling behavior? both achieve the same results, one takes far, far, far less effort.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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I can agree with you considering not one other species look like us at all. They are more in tune with there surroundings than we are. Almost like we were implanted on Earth.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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I hope no one trips over the cord and unplugs the universe...
But seriously, yeah... I can't say that's not happening...if I were an alien, I'd find us entertaining...



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:47 PM
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what about, oh i dunno, *all the apes*



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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Not even close, if we evolved from apes they would cease to exsist. But a a hybrid could if someone manipulated there DNA.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by Darth Logan
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Not even close, if we evolved from apes they would cease to exsist. But a a hybrid could if someone manipulated there DNA.


first off, that's because we didn't evolve from the apes and instead share a common ancestor.

second off, no they wouldn't cease to exist - there are plenty of genetic offshoots from parent populations. take islands for example. once a species is on an island for long enough and reaches the point where it can no longer mate with its mainland counterparts after adapting to the new environment, its a new species - but the old one is doing just fine on the mainland.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by JScytale

Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by Picollo30
 
You are one of the ones that have awaken.

Somethings up.

I don't profess the ins and outs of what that something is but something is amiss.

It only took me 50+ years to figure out all is not right with what we perceive as "reality".

Welcome to the Matrix.




its an entertaining thought, but consider how vast the universe is. if it were somehow true, i sure want to know the specs on the computer running "the universe"!


considering there have been no events in recorded history that suggest such a thing, such as a "glitch", its extraordinarily unlikely. Not to mention, if we were, why would they bother giving every human being an inner experience as opposed to simply modeling behavior? both achieve the same results, one takes far, far, far less effort.



Actually, the Philadelphia Experiment could be a "glitch" in the system. I don't feel like going into the details about it for the people who don't know what I speak of, so here's a link:

Philadelphia Experiment - Wikipedia



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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If we are, I want it to be more like Tron. I want the lighted suits and the awesome Frisbee. I also want one of them light bike deals. If you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right.



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by JScytale

Originally posted by Darth Logan
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Not even close, if we evolved from apes they would cease to exsist. But a a hybrid could if someone manipulated there DNA.


first off, that's because we didn't evolve from the apes and instead share a common ancestor.

second off, no they wouldn't cease to exist - there are plenty of genetic offshoots from parent populations. take islands for example. once a species is on an island for long enough and reaches the point where it can no longer mate with its mainland counterparts after adapting to the new environment, its a new species - but the old one is doing just fine on the mainland.


And that common ancestor is.............. what? And you just said it was'nt apes. I was just curious to know what it is.

Have you ever looked closely at ourselves, and of the animals and made the connection to our environment and how evolution shaped us? We are perfectly suited to live on earth. No we don't have furry coats to protect from the cold, we are not as element hardy as the animals, we don't have sharp claws to protect ourselves with either, but we have one thing they don't. And that is extra mental capacity.

Our brains allow us to cover ourselves when we are cold, allow us to fashion weapons to be used like claws, but better. Our brains are our evolutionary advantage. And we did not come from the animal kingdom. That is my OP.





posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:58 AM
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And that common ancestor is.............. what? And you just said it was'nt apes. I was just curious to know what it is.

Have you ever looked closely at ourselves, and of the animals and made the connection to our environment and how evolution shaped us? We are perfectly suited to live on earth. No we don't have furry coats to protect from the cold, we are not as element hardy as the animals, we don't have sharp claws to protect ourselves with either, but we have one thing they don't. And that is extra mental capacity.

Our brains allow us to cover ourselves when we are cold, allow us to fashion weapons to be used like claws, but better. Our brains are our evolutionary advantage. And we did not come from the animal kingdom. That is my OP.




Hey about what you said, I believe the common ancester is still unknown its the "Missing Link"

Also about what you have said. I believe that we do not have claws etc because we have evolved to be like that. Not just because we were meant to be Smarter and use our brains instead of having fur etc. I understand your point but if you look at cavemen you can really see how far we've come from an evolutionary standpoint.

[edit on 19-6-2009 by mischief2013]



posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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The aliens are playing an unregistered version of Sim Humans v1.6. They have until 21st December 2012 to to purchase the product key or they will not be able to continue playing.

Someone needs to tell them that they can download the crack at alienbay.org.




posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:39 AM
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well.. what if they are also inside a simulation?
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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 06:17 AM
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OP... I havn't thought about you say exactly however i have thought that if there is a God then he/she has us in his hands.... we are just miniscular insects to him/her and he/her is just watching us play out our lives until we discover how to get back to where we came from.... as for me i reckon we came from outter space in the first place....



posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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Howdy folks! My first post here on ATS. Must say this experiment thing sounds interesting. A few things id like to point out: We have lived on this planet without electricity. That we know for sure right? Its not that long ago so we have heard about it from relatives etc. I think there has been many unexplained "things" seen before us but it hasnt just been told or as spread knowledge around the world as it is nowadays. We sure live some interesting times at the moment. We learn so much from eachother nowadays. History could actually have been written just like us here on this board (we write our own opinions about what has happened) so we cant really be sure about anything. What I like about this board is that people over here are so open to things and not putting down anyone that has a different view.



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