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what if it turns out we are all being forced to partake in a simulator by space aliens?

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42084980

>>42084976
You better grab a drink and a snack.

The Simulation Hypothesis

The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space
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100% Buzzing Blueberry Drone {🐛BUG🍏}ycorn of FOREST HIVECountry code: ponies-trixie.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42084991

welcome 2 the AMAZING...

BUG POKEMON SIMULATOR

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I would honestly be a lot happier.

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>>42084980
damn they even vids on this stuff

may actually check this out

>>42084993
same here really

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>>42084976
Why tf are they taking so long to get to the probing part

Im filing a complaint with the galactic supervisor.

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>>42084995
IIRC US government funding went to researchers trying to test this.

I think i read that, and it might be what macs vid is about, but that vid title is what reminded me.

Maybe not aliens, but maybe humans with an awesome computer.

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>>42084996
do it then

>>42084997
oh well that would be even more of a fucking trip

i wanna know more

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>>42084998
I cant find anything about it.

Maybe i just read that someone applied for the funding, but never if they got it or not.

Or i dreamed it.

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>>42085000
could've been all a dream

part of the simulation

also nice trips

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>>42085002
Oh yeah huh?

If we are in a simulation, what does that mean for dreams?

Dreams are already a pretty unknown part of life, to make them that extra level would be trippy.

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>>42085003
maybe thats the saving point for a new day

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>>42085004
Haha, yeah.

Or maybe your uploading your experience to the server, and the reason dreams are so weird is because the data is streaming.

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>>42085005
that sounds insane if that were true

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085008

What would you do, if confronted with evidence that you were a program, and not a human player?

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>>42085008
Become self aware.

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>>42085008
ask if i can quit the game

and be a real person
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>>42084998
I did, did you get my report Galactic Supervisor?

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>>42085010
Is reality just made up of what data your mind receives or could receive?

If so, would it make a difference being "real" and being in a sim?

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>>42085015
im guessing we'd be programmed

if we were "real" we'd be more hands on with our destiny

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>>42085015
>>42085016

What if reality is fundamentally mathematical anyways, and so everything that can exist, could always be simulated by a big enough computer, and there would never be any way for it to tell the difference?

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>>42085017
you only confirm the simulation theory further by thinking that way

interesting...

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A system cannot prove all fundamental truths of its constituent parts not can it prove its own consistency. I think that's reason enough to think any differences between a true reality and a sufficiently solid simulation are functionally meaningless to the lives of its internal actors.

This is part of why i think it's folly to seek the nature of any intelligence transcendent to this inherently confined perspective, though there are those who take this same reasoning as incentive for the opposite.
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>>42085018
Here's a spooky thought: Quantum Mechanics posits that nothing can be divided or shrunk infinitely and remain observable to the universe, that space, time, energy, mass, forces, etc. have these smallest possible units where they stop making sense or effecting anything at all if they get any smaller...much like the worlds of video games are made of indivisible pixels that change one frame at a time, with nothing smaller really existing.

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What if it turns out that reality is actually Dwarf Fortress?

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>>42085019
it's just something interesting to think about

>>42085020
...jesus dude

now i dont want to think about it now

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>>42085022
Spookier still: Video games will only do that math that it absolutely needs to, in order for a sensible world to be played on your computer or television screen; when Bowser is on the screen in a Mario game, his properties like position, rotation, size, speed, etc. are calculated, but if the camera loses sight of him, this math is not done and he does not have very well-defined properties anymore.

Now consider that every single particle in Quantum Mechanics will behave very differently depending on if it has been observed or not, very often not having definite numbers for stuff like where it is or how energetic it is, but if it is observed, then it has to suddenly behave a little more like a real object would.

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>>42085016
What if free will is the thing the sim is testing? What if its the borg trying to find out if the collective is really for the best, and by quiting the sim you unknowingly return to the collective?

>>42085017
>What if reality is fundamentally mathematical anyways
Isnt that the case?

>>42085020
Isnt that the plank, or plonk length or something?

>>42085024
Im short on my knowledge off the top of my head here, but isnt there something in quantum physics that observing it distroys it?
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>>42085025
well, how can this be? i am to assume if you're off the borg you're no longer apart of the collective

in which case you're an actual individual

you arent programmed anymore at that point

you are your own person and not being controlled by someone who programmed you

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085029

Does it matter? Whether this life is real or fake or whatever, it's still a life to us and we might as well stumble and fumble through it regardless.

We'll never find out if we're in a simulation, and if we get shut off, well, we'll never know.

So enjoy what you can, right? Don't worry about shit. Doesn't matter anyways.

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I suppose it would mean life had a meaning after all.

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I would ask for cheatcodes.

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>>42084976
It would probably look exactly like this.

Jerry Smith and the simulation

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>>42085033
The purpose of the simulation need not be your purpose; I certainly know it would probably not be mine.

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>>42085028
Well, you wouldnt be off the borg exactly, you would just be a participant in a simulation. Once you quit the simulation you would be re-assimilated

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I'd demand a better re-do.

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What if we are the aliens being forced to partake in a human simulation?

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>>42085060

Sims 5000

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>>42085047
"My" purpose is pure hubris. Any purpose of anything will do.

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Sometimes the post rate here does give me the impression we're running on relativistic time, like one would do for those computer-simulated civilizations like you'd build around black holes to steadily power them until the end of time.

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Then I'm gonna be the best character.

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Then I want them to go out and purchase the currency that makes my insides work.

I like the not aging or losing my hair perks but would it be so awful to spend some points on not having IBS or whatever the hell I've got?

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y'know, i fuckin hate seeing the sunlight

every minute spent seeing the spinning trajectory of the beams is a stinging reminder of the time i'm losing, the time i'll mourn the loss of when it's spent, the slow march from a situation i'd just gotten begrudgingly used to to another one i'll hate even more

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>>42084976

Then it will turn out that we are all being forced to partake in a simulator by space aliens. .-.


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