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MORPHEUS: Do you want to know what it is, Neo? It's that feeling you have had all your life. That feeling that something was wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad, driving you to me. But what is it? The Matrix is everywhere, it's all around us, here even in this room. You can see it out your window, or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church or pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
NEO: What truth?
MORPHEUS: That you are a slave, Neo. That you, like everyone else, was born into bondage... kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
So if we think about a computer system. We have the hardware and software. So we could view "reality" as we know it...as the software and consciousness as the operating system.
So consciousness is running billions of separate programs (or our separate life experiences), whilst the actual operating system links all the programs without the programs realizing it (because why would a computer program become self aware anyhow..and question what it is?) but in the case of human beings we do question these things.
So in a computer we get glitches, the glitches show flaws in the system that shouldn't be there. I believe there is enough evidence to show that similar glitches occur in "real life". Flaws in the system that by all rights should not be there.
Now, the more powerful the computer..the fewer the glitches. So if this "reality" is a simulation, you would expect very few glitches..because if a computer is behind all this it is clearly VERY POWERFUL..so the glitches we would find would be small but still hard to explain..just like random telepathic occurrences...Something most people believe in but nobody has been able to pin down. Well could the reason we cant pin it down, be due to telepathy not being an extra hidden sense..but rather a random glitch?
Working to this assumption..Id be curious to have some ideas on how we could cause the operating system to throw up glitches...How can programs disrupt or overload the operating system to make glitches and prove the theory that reality isnt real?
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I had written a good reply to this and the computer switched off...anyhow...not one thought in 10 years?
Are you a zen master? I went through a year one time not thinking..I still don't know how the hell that happened..but one day suddenly I had a though and it freaked me out to realize I had drifted along a whole year basically asleep.
But from what I hear recently scientific experiments using an MRI...show that the machine can detect, up to 10 seconds, before a subject makes a choice..what the choice will be. in other words..your brain makes choices before your mind believes it makes them. This brings into question free will..if the machinery of the brain is making choices before your consciously making "the same choices" then who the hell is making the choices? Also this adds weight to the idea that the brain is actually running a program. This would mean everything we "think" about ourselves being independent beings would be wrong. It would also mean that the mind, as we know it, is nothing more than an illusion...much as we are attempting to recreate with artificial intelligence. Are we machines, self deluded ones?edit on 15-10-2013 by TheBlackHat because: (no reason given)edit on 15-10-2013 by TheBlackHat because: (no reason given)
If there is an underlying linking of minds and not just that but if information presents itself twice in the same place at the same time, such as synchronicity, then it indicates glitches in the system.