posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 11:09 AM
Interesting. How do we know who is holodeck and who is real? I had an experience once that leads me to believe this is very plausible. Anything is
possible and truth is stranger than fiction.
Maybe our holodeck overlords coined those phrases.
What purpose of knowing who is real and who is not serve?
In the example the OP uses "Ship in a Bottle" Moriarty states the Cogito ergo sum
think therefor I am
How is he any different or any less real than the crew of the infamous Enterprise? Especially given her crew, Aliens, Humans, and an Android? Are any
of them any less real because they have intelligence confined to 3-dimensional bodies in a 3-Dimensional (possibly more) Universe vs. a Holographic
body confined to Holographic space/Universe?
What if you found out you were the Hologram
? Would it change you? Personally I don't Think
it would, and just like Moriarty in the
story you would perhaps struggle against your programmed nature and seek a way to define who you wanted to be and the nature of what you are within
that defined universe.
Or at Least I KNOW I would...