Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
It's good to think outside the box, the box being the universe. Ah to see a universe in a blade of grass. I do like this kind of speculative thinking
and there's quite a few possibilities for what we're really living in.
A hyperdimensional aliens computer program - bit like sim-universe
Universes within universes
God was bored exisiting in a non-time dimension experiencing just one point of perspective so made a universe to experience reality from trillions of
points of view.
The universe is an egg from which a more complicated and evolved universe will form
We're all a dream within the mind of a megabeing
and so on and so on - one of em's got to be right surely ?
edit on 15-11-2011 by Hopeforeveryone because: woeful typing
>>Here's my current theory; I think that the Universe really does "fit" as a program -- but the programmers are INSIDE the Matrix -- not the other
way around. It's only a decade or two before Humans start putting computer chips in their brains to improve memory and information recall. Evolution
will not be "survival of the fittest" from here on out -- but engineered. I don't think we will have a war between humans and whatever clever AI
intelligences we create -- the DEMAND to compete will force humans to merge with machines. The benefits would be too great. Eventually, I'm fairly
sure, that higher life forms and advanced humans will be "meta" -- hard to distinguish between life and machine. And the person will not be bound by
their body, but connect to more at a whim, or contract to their enhanced and repairable "excursion forms".
There is not a huge computer program -- but higher beings do exist within "us" -- it is inevitable, if you follow the blending of mechanization and
computer worlds. The "simulation" can be a proxy for being on the moon, and the robot on the moon, can enact in the real world what the Simulation
commands. The main difference for Virtual vs. Real worlds, is going to be more of arbitrary vs. fixed constraints, and whether a lower life form can
interact with it.
God did NOT create the Universe -- the Universe is constantly creating itself out of nothingness -- one step ahead of nonexistence. God is an
inevitable result of continuous organization and growth, and has been "invented" many times -- merely enriching the experience. There are probably
many levels of "elevated experience" and the creatures below are not aware of those above. It's impossible therefore, to really distinguish between
God and the Universe -- if both are "infinite" they obviously overlap at every point. Likely there are many provincial layers of what could be
considered a "higher being" and they have different agendas and focus - when they've exhausted the value of those -- they move up or merge to
attain a higher 'level' -- and simultaneously, likely can only interact via 'proxies' being too vast and too complex to "fit" into a corporeal
What we think of as "solids" for reference, are only 1 part per Billion particle -- the rest is distortions of space/time. Put in other terms, if
solid matter as we know it, were to have the space "removed" between the particles, A few stars worth of matter could occupy your body -- so imagine
a "superior being" more like a Black Hole in density and complexity. The concept of not being able to "hear or see" God with human eyes takes on a
bit more meaning.
However, I think Biblical concepts, if based on any "real" part of the Universe, could only be of superior beings only one level up from humans. No
bearded "master" is going to come in and bail out the creatures in the simulation -- nor do I think that an angry deity seeing wickedness is going
to punish the beings with floods -- other than as an exercise in "crop management" -- being angry at inferior beings is an anthropomorphic conceit
on our part. Life is NOT on a path nor does it have a purpose of perfection. Life is the REASON and experiencing it in infinite abundance the purpose
for higher beings. Flaws such as Good and Evil are merely our coping mechanisms for being 9 parts beast and 1 part aware.
>> Knowing the ultimate answers is NOT necessarily a goal, however -- the Universe has probably had an infinite number of "clever" creatures rise up
out of the muck and figure out the structure (inevitably). And inevitably, they have to become part of the fabric of the Universe.