posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 01:09 AM
OP, it is certainly possible that you are right. I would not rule out the possibility that we are in for all intensive purposes "the matrix".
I believe the next advancements in our understanding of the world will be simulations of reality. If we could create accurate mathematical algorithms,
we could determine the effects multiple variables have on each other. The scientific method does it's best to reduce everything to one variable,
however it can't always do so without bias and requires hours upon hours of research. Problematically, Synergy exists where the sum of all parts is
not equal to the whole, so reducing everything to one variable, without considering how something does within a particular system of multiple
variables can be problematic. If you thought water put out fire because you tested water on fire, but failed to realize it was a grease fire you could
end up making it worse. Computer simulations to be made to more and more accurately represent reality so that billions of experiments can be done
without doing the experiments and compared to an actual experiment as well as testing both in reality and on computer in different situations could
help determine multiple causes and effects rather than trying to identify a single one.
Computer simulations of reality in the future will have to be made, and the advancements to make them closer and closer to accurate simulations of
realities will likely take place. Further more, the "holographic" nature of reality is exactly how a computer might make it to limit the processing
power. You could then have a limited computation within an unlimited space. If you look at a computer program with "fractals" as an example, you can
see how this works, it is an infinite loop where the information contained within a single atom would contain all the information of the universe.
E=MC squared proves there is a tremendous amount of energy in a very limited amount of space. Assuming civilizations advance in technology, it is
entirely possible that a civilization already has reached that point throughout history, and they would run simulations billions of times, so we could
very well be "a computer program" just like the "matrix", and the set of rules that govern the reality "outside of the matrix" would have to be
extremely similar. Mathematically if you consider the possibility that there are probably millions or billions of planets just like us in this
universe, and the number of simulations done both to run tests, as well as to predict the future as well as the past, it's entirely possible that
there is a "programmer", and probably more likely than not that we are in fact a program. Unfortunately, we could just be a giant "game" of
civilization, which would explain why there has been so many wars. The programmer may not realize the extent of the pain that each of us feel,
thinking it's "humane" or that the "simulated pain" saving "real pain" justifies the action.