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It is not surprising that data in the Information Age can be extremely valuable, even a source of power. Now picture a parallel virtual world that collects information on our virtual identities in real time, tracks our behavior, and is smart enough to interpret this data to simulate a virtual YOU on its own. This is exactly the concept of Sentient World Simulation (SWS) that was proposed in a paper by a few researchers in 2006, which has since largely flown under the radar.
Sentient World Simulation
SWS is one of the ongoing projects by secret agencies and organizations such as the NSA. In fact, these organizations have a long history of always seeking new technologies to process a continuous stream of information about the population. However, SWS differs from other information aggregators such as Google in that this technology actually simulates us, while taking our personalities into account, in a parallel virtual world.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I want to meet my virtual me, and have arguments for hours. I think that would be fun.
So, virtual me -- where are you?
originally posted by: ZeussusZ
a reply to: wasaka
Don't think a computer can predict what a actual living human being with do. When all logic and reasoning points one way , humans can and often do the opposite. I make decisions now that are totally bad for me and don't care. When given a Left or right options I sometimes go up, backwards or take no option at all.
originally posted by: Plugin
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I wondered about when getting an out of body experience you see sometimes someone/something, I always wondered if you see yourself.
Mostly it scared me and even tried choking it with my hands. No arguments yet though..
Strange thing I also had 1 time a sleep paralyze but then i felt 2 hands trying to choke me! Was that me trying to shoke myself?
Anyways maybe that's the virtual you.. well maybe not but...