posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by Raelsatu
Okay cool. Bringing the dynamic of fully living in a simulated reality changes things a bit. Its fascinating really. I am sure if we as a species
managed to develop technology to that point we would be well past having to work to survive and your time would be your own to do what you want.
At that point, in real life, things would be unrecognizable from now. So you might not get as many problems by being in a simulated computer reality
100% of the time. Like a plug in matrix type thing where you fully live 100% of your time plugged in. You may be hooked up to tubes to feed your
physical body and have all those physical needs taken care of automatically by machines.
It may actually solve some global problems like space, food etc. It may actually be cheaper to live like that as you wouldn’t need a massive house,
or even tasty food (you would be eating the best tastiest food in the simulated reality..haha). That’s to say if money even existed at that
Your awareness would be fully immersed in the computer. How do you think that would change interactions between people? Would people generally be the
same? Maybe the form of communication might be different but do you think fundamental interactions would be that different? Would just the setting be
different but fundamental reactions be similar? Or as you say, would there be psychos around everywhere as there really is no consequence for your
actions. Would the realities be very self centered or would they be service to others. I suppose you would have everything from one spectrum to the
What about having kids? A family? Friends? What if you wanted to be in Ancient Egypt but your friends wanted to be somewhere else? If you could just
go wherever you want wherever you want from one minute to the next, how could you keep your group of friends or family together if they could do the
same and jump into totally different realities or lives? Maybe you just jump into theirs when you want to see them.
What about different rule sets for different realities. Some you could fly others you couldn’t. The possibilities are endless. Pretty cool.
On the other hand, if as a species we make it to that point, earth may well be a paradise in itself and what would be the attraction of living in a
simulated reality rather than actual reality.
Sorry for the long post but it is a fascinating idea. Questions we can only ponder at this stage. It certainly seems very freeing…