From My Confession: We Are Real People In a Simulation

PLEASE READ TO THE END (SHOULD TAKE ONLY 90 SECONDS OR SO) AND TELL ME YOUR OWN THOUGHTS ON THIS POSSIBILITY...

I believe I am a being brought up in a simulation. As a matter of fact I believe my family, my friends and you are beings living under the same circumstances. When I say simulation, I am referring to our 'reality'. Sort of like the matrix, but not like in the movie There's actually no way I can think of to know the difference between reality and a perfectly executed simulation. As far as I'm concerned, there is no difference really. A world of matter and energy is merely a constantly developing mass of information. Who cares in what type of substrate all of this takes place. You can read for yourself the simulation argument for further information on why we are PROBABLY in a simulation (simulation-argument.com). This is an argument written by an Oxford Professor of Philosophy. What I have been thinking about is why someone may want to run such a simulation. About 6 years ago, I went crazy, literally. (PLEASE DON'T DISCOUNT THIS POST YET!) After recovering from the outright symptoms--with my mind no longer playing tricks on me--I was left with a type of awareness I had not had before. It forced me to start prying into some paranoid ideas that actually made logical sense. Sparing the details here, I have lived through some events since then that support a 'more than meets the eye' scenario for our reality. I have actually sort of put myself in situations where evidence could possibly present itself. Fishing, you could say (sometimes, unknowingly). When it gets scary, I have had friends that I love, who do know 'something' of all of this, comfort me in weird situations. Though I know that there are some who know 'things', I do not believe it is right of me to pry with those closest to me. I would rather have their love and respect, than ask them to explain something they do not want, or are allowed to, explain. Let me say, in the general public, I believe only a small percentage are in the know of anything at all. Another time I could describe some of the aforementioned weird situations, which have occurred both publicly and privately. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any evidence for what this 'more than meets the eye' encompasses. However, I strongly believe in the simulation argument, not only because it is a probable scenario for our existence, but because it explains how some weird events I have witnessed could have occurred. I think our simulation may serve many purposes, BUT ONE THAT APPLIES TO THIS GROUP is the idea of an individual, a group, or civilization which is trying to preserve many different lifeforms. This reality we see before our eyes, could very well be an attempt, by someone unbeknownst to us, to keep our kind(s) flourishing. They want to preserve life, but to not make us feel like we are are caged, they have created this big, wide world for us to make our home. Unfortunately, maybe some of us, don't fit very well in this rendering. We haven't 'taken' to it very well. I think they have tried to make things 'natural', and for this I thank them. The simulation argument talks about transferring the information or structure of one's brain into a computer simulation. This is only one possibility of how one may exist here. I have thought that many of us may have really been put here by planting our DNA (pure genetic information) in the womb of a mother here. Then we grow and never know the difference, because we literally got here in a natural process. Maybe they have to do some tinkering to make this work, but the simulation works by carrying out the laws of physics, and hence the properties we see in all of the sciences--chemistry, genetics, etc., so, in fact, it seems the easiest way to get us here is by planting a simple double helix. There are many other adjuncts to these arguments I have pondered, but this is an overview of where they come from. This scenario may indeed explain why many of you feel alien. Please give me some feedback...I would be eager to hear some thoughts from some of you...

KPOLEN315 KPOLEN315
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2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

You might be right. What strikes me about the simulation argument is how few people engage in discussing it. You posted this 3 years ago and hardly any comment. Could it be that we are in a simulation where most of us are programmed to ignore the simulation argument? Let me know if you come up with any ideas on how you could prove this was a simulation.

With a more specific question, I could try to clarify...