posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 08:16 PM
Although we're treating it fairly light-heartedly here, it's actually a serious question. One book that has this theme is
The Universe Solved
by Jim Elvidge, which is worth a read or a review.
It seems to me that we embody this idea in how we do things. As soon as we were able as a culture we started making models of our own life. As we got
more sophisticated the "density" of the models increased. Know any model railroaders? They create life on an HO (or 'N') scale. Then we get to
computers where one of the largest software realms is MMPORGs (If anyone needs it: Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games) where you enter a
simulated universe, create an avatar that may or may not look like you, and go on quests, usually to fight monsters or each other, earn points,
accumulate stuff, and advance levels. Then, of course, you have the Holodeck.
And that will be the next level of MMORPGs. Already there are immersive 3-D goggles that put you INTO these simulated universes. People (such as my
grandson) get completely addicted to them. I just came off a six month stint on Star Wars: The Old Republic. (Grandkid recruited me) All I can say is:
That was a rush!
It seems to me we could be emulating our "creator." We could be Avatars!
Well, run with that for a sec. What if we ARE avatars? What if WE have been "created" to "play" in a simulation for the gratification of those who
control us. This could explain a whole lot of stuff, including reincarnation, our propensity to warfare, the sheer seemingly pointedlessness to it
I know, it's another "what if" thing, but it's really not such a bad theory.