posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:31 AM
Originally posted by Astyanax
although if what you say is true, then the 'proof' must also be illusory and unreal.
LOL, I've said that many times too myself, elsewhere. You can't use or trust any evidence found inside the holodeck to prove you're that you're
inside the holodeck.
The question has not been settled and, indeed, can never be settled.
I don't know about. Think about this then. When we ourselves are sleeping and dreaming, we believe it all to be materially real. I mean, we're
dreaming, but if a monster in that dream started chasing after us, don't we run from it? Why? Why run from an illusion from within a dream?
Have you seen someone wake up from a nightmare before? They act as if what they were experiencing was really materially real, just like this reality
... until of course they WAKE UP. "Whoa, it was all a dream?"
We may not be able to prove the nature of reality from within the dream, but my 'guess' would be that we will discover the truth after our death ..
or rather, after we awaken and exit this illusion. Right now I can't even verify that this isn't just another one of those sleeping non-lucid
dreams we experience every time we go to sleep. While I'm experiencing a sleeping dream, it's all just as real to me then as all this right now.
Besides, if reality is an illusion, it can't possibly be a living being, can it?
Why not? Are you not a living being? Does it matter if you are an illusion too, just as we are in our sleeping dreams as we sit by the lake? Do you
know that you are dreaming every time you are dreaming? Do you even remember every dream you've had?
Any moment now YOU could wake up and suddenly realize that I was correct .. that all of this was just a dream you were experiencing. Of course, once
you've awoken to realize this is a dream, you'd be once again wondering if THAT reality wasn't a dream too.
Since we are so easily fooled by our sleeping dreams, why does THIS reality need to any different for us to believe it's all really real? Or in
other words, Occam's razor! An illusionary reality be the simplest answer, would it not? I see no reason why this reality need to be constructed
out of anything more than last nights dream was constructed of.