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Did Yesterday Happen?

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posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 03:46 AM
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I have not yet seen the Movie "Transcendant man" but I already get the meaning of the message.

What if....................................

Someone exactly like me survived all thru the historical 21st century, and lived long enough to upload his physical mind into a future quantum computer. His whole life, every little detail recorded and stored. After "Living" in his new simulated heaven for a while, he settled down and enjoyed a peaceful existence within the new demension.

He was still legaly considered "sentient" so he still had a role to play in society. He had a "job" but he really enjoyed renting out his "Real life." He knew he didn't have the most glamorous life but that was a currency making secret. There were so many souls who just wanted a day in the good life that they didn't care if it wasn't a sports hero or a movie star. Those were really expensive anyway and most people said celeb time was mostly overated............................



So that is the preface. I only know I have absolute control in any given "awake" time. (sarcasm) I mean it is only 17 or so hours a day. Surely my programing can come up with enough injected memories to make me feel like it is continuous. Come to think of it, I don't dwell on the past in any given day. There are enough distractions to keep me focused on the present and the future.

I know this is waaay out the box, but I do have a few anomolies in my memories. Times where I should have been seriously hurt or killed, but escaped with little or no injuries. Or when things worked out a little too perfectly?

WOW, just thought of this. Maybe I did get hurt, and I just changed or deleted the memories myself.




posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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In order to change or delete memories, you would have to realize you had that ability, and know how to perform that ability. Unless you also deleted your memory of having the ability to delete memories, this did not happen.



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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well of course those deleting memories are deleted. My customers are not even suppose to realize they are their original selves or me. They are just suppose to "be" for a day. Like a little vacation from where ever they came from (or when ever)

apparently your not getting this. too deep?



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Wow you blew my mind man, I don't even understand what you're saying....You're way too deep for me

edit on 8/5/2011 by Josonic because: (Sarcasm)



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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I second that,I think I am new for this stuff.
edit on 5-8-2011 by Claudius because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:51 AM
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Originally posted by Khaaaaaan!!
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well of course those deleting memories are deleted. My customers are not even suppose to realize they are their original selves or me. They are just suppose to "be" for a day. Like a little vacation from where ever they came from (or when ever)

apparently your not getting this. too deep?




Sounds like Total Recall, with Arnold Schwarzenegger..



Tagline: They stole his mind, now he wants it back.

Plot: When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?




Also vaguely like his other one, Eraser, "A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons." to which the meaning of only becomes clear while watching the movie, or else it's a spoiler.





posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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I hear what the OP is saying. Its not an easy concept to grasp.
Good call on the Total Recall - definitely helps explain it.


I took the movie for face value the first time I saw it - but when I sat and watched it again recently with my kids - we had a really long discussion afterwards as to whether or not he REALLY WAS still in the simulator, and how would he ever know the difference. And even if he was, why would he care now that he's saved the world of Mars and kissing his favorite girl?



To the OP: Have you seen "Through the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman? I think its the 3rd or 4th Episode that talks about this exact type of "longevity".



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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Any afficionado of the 'Golden Age' of SF has more than a passing familiarity with this conjecture. Your suggestion borrows a bit from the more contemporary genre, quite inevitably, really, in that both more recent technological musings and realizations were not so readily available to those 50's writers. After all, the imaginative expression is typically, in terms of believability, probable accuracy, and - thus - acceptance, directly proportionate to actual proximity to starting point.

Interesting thought to spend some moments considering; however, it's by no means new. Still, the SF of today may well be the truth of tomorrow. And, as they say, 'Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow.'




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