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Originally posted by rtyfx
The real question is what is the point of running such a simulation? What is the Creator looking for?
edit on 22-3-2012 by rtyfx because: (no reason given)
While looking at your feet, stomp on the ground. You will notice that your visual perception of your foot hitting the floor matches your sensation of touching it. This would be fine except for one thing: the speed of light is vastly faster than the conduction times and synaptic delays through the long nerves and spinal cord from your feet. As a result, you should be seeing the event before you feel it and the delay should be noticeable.
Originally posted by zeeon
Every simulation has an end goal. None of you have really explored this area of this theory.
IF we are all in a vast simulation, then there has to be an end goal.
It could be -
1.) Means of Control (IE Matrix type)
2.) Individual Evaluation
3.) Group Evaluation (to see what kind of reaction mankind makes in given situations)
4.) Evaluate the constraints of man against the Universe
5.) Evaluate the constraints of the Universe against man
There are possibly many more hypothesis but these seem most intriguing to me.
#1 is self explanatory so I won't go there.
#2 could be some sort of invidual test. We could all be in a sim and everyone around us is and who we interact with is simulated in order to gauge our reactions.
#3 We are in a simulation together, and are being judged or evaluated collectively. This could explain why many people feel that there some "external" driving force (could be the TPTB, Biblical prophecy etc) - because the simulation is ultimately pushing us towards that goal in order to evaluate mankind's reaction.
#4 To evaluate wether or not mankind can manipulate and conquer the universe....
#5 or to evaluate the Universe to be sure that it's constraints *cannot* be broken.
Anyway, interesting stuff.
Originally posted by paperface
Maybe we are thinking too deeply.This is just a brainless form of escapeism for some one or thing,when we fall asleep our real life begins.
What makes me think we are simulated is the over familiar feeling when meeting anyone for the first time...its like oh you again
Originally posted by rtyfx
Bump to revive an intelligent discussion.
I spent a couple hours reading this thread. It is one of the most lucid and civil threads to show up on ATS.
I highly recommend it.edit on 6/17/2012 by rtyfx because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Xaphan
reply to post by rtyfx
Agreed. We need to put the paddles on this interesting thread.
Originally posted by skybolt
I completely understand what you're saying, and agree with your definition of simulation.
The only thing I wanted to add is that a real universe is vastly different than a simulated one. For instance, the real universe took 12 billion years to form and would probably take many more billion years to perhaps destroy itself. However, if we are living in a simulated universe, then one push of a button or a power outage can completely eliminate everything with a blink of an eye!
The thing that creeps me put the most is not so much that I may be part of a computer program, but that my entire life may have only existed for just a few short hours. Perhaps all my memories up to this point have been programmed into my database. It's similar to someone creating a Batman video game with all of Batman's history and features having already been programmed in!