Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Virtually Real


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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What if all of this (*gestures to the world at large*) is just a simulation? (No, really, physicists think it might be.) 

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  1. I wouldn't be surprised. It definitely is more than we currently know.

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    1. I don't know if that would make me feel better or not.

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  2. I alwyas suspected we may b living in a matrix! or may be being controlled by Aliens :P

    Dropping by from a to z "The Pensive"

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    1. There may be a reason The Matrix resonated with so many.

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  3. Then I'd like to file a bug report. It is horribly broken.

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  4. There's a book on the best seller list right now, Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel, that explores that very topic. I enjoyed the first Matrix movie very much. As a long time SF reader, it wouldn't surprise me at all. I just hope that the creators of our universe simulation don't decide to pull the plug on us.

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    1. What would happen if they did pull the plug? Would we cease to be? Or would we exist someplace else?

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  5. I don't think it would matter one way or the other. We still have the lives we are living to live.

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  6. I wish they would change the scene totally.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. Sometimes I think maybe we're small organisms, teensy ones, living in a huge body. We can't see it because we're way too small. The earth itself (and universe as we see it from our size perspective and location) could be a particle floating in the fluids of a huge body. It's all in the scale and perspective.

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  8. The divide between the simulated and the real anyway looks quite blurred often.

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  9. What? It’s not someone’s dream were traipsing through?

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  10. I don't think we'll ever figure it out. I don't know if I really want to.

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