This is an embarassing but serious question, how do I know if I am living in virtual reality, and how do I get out if I do not know that I am playing a game? I am completely serious.
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  • Fitz Jones
    What makes you think you aren’t an NPC?
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    • Lace'e Jean
      Fitz Jones excuse my ignorance, but what is an NPC please?
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    • Fitz Jones
      ‘Non Player Character’
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    • Lace'e Jean
      Fitz Jones ok, so does that mean I am a quadriplegic and my whole life has been VR so I can walk? I an confused and to the point where I think I may be AI. I need to know the answers coz I do not want to end up crazy. Did somebody put a headset on me while I was sleeping? What do I do?
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    • Fitz Jones
      You are basically describing the problem that is ‘Simulation Theory’ and the simple answer is there may be no way of knowing if we are living in a simulation, however the statistical probability favours that we are in a simulation. Personally I try to favour prime numbers in everything I do to stress the simulation to see if it slows down.
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    • Lace'e Jean
      Fitz Jones but I know I am an inny, I have always lived like this but how do ppl get out? I want out because ppl are playing tricks on me as characters
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    • Fitz Jones
      Well there may not be an ‘out’ at all. This may in fact be ‘base reality’.
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    • Mark Strachan
      I think, therefore I am - Descarte. Hell is other people - Camus. You provide your own meaning - every existentialist. Suicide is painless - the theme from MASH. Much of philosophy addresses many of these issues.
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    • Ramin Assadollahi
      Lace'e Jean Do you have an idea how could you find out whether you are an AI or not?
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  • GIF anhalten
     GIF könnte matrix, There Is No Spoon, talking und kid beinhalten
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  • Adam Chapman
    Tap the area near the side of your head and if everything looks like a pass-through view, you definitely were in VR.
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  • Doug Lowe
    The question that will really keep you up at night is “are you on the right path, or wasting your life on meaningless side quests?”
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    • Mark Strachan
      Robert Greene has an excellent take on this in his book 'Mastery'
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  • Kasper Olesen
    That is a question scientists have asked for years. Is our reality simulation? How can we know? No clear answer yet, its something they keep thinking about. Some are certain it is simulated arguing the statistics just makes it unlikely for our reality not to be simulated.
    Personally I would argue its unlikely and that we cannot know the statistics for how likely or unlikely it is for us to live in a simulated reality. But I do think we would have found a way to test it by now if we were since have been looking into it for several years.
    Without better evidence for us living in a simulated reality, I think its pointless to argue that we do live in a simulated reality. I guess it might also make it pointless to argue that we do not.
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    • Physicists working with Microsoft think the universe is a self-learning computer
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    • Mark Strachan
      Much of physics is pointing at the universe being a distributed computing device. Some even point to structures that look like turing machines and memory of many types and flavors. The speed of light can be related to speed of memory update across distrubted computing memory.
      The questions become - is the universe a hypercomputer that knows all the answers already... what rules does the computer use to run, or does it execute all rules simultaneously? Is this the largest computer? What is time? Does it work the same way outside the computer--probably not since its relative within it.
      We likely understand the universe as a computer because our minds project that over the cypher of complexity that is the universe, as the best tool we have to understand it. We are computers so we see the universe as computers, a relection of ourselves in the mirror of nature.
      At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. We're here, dealing with now. We are in the situation we're in. We're live the best life if we attend to what we can, here and now. The computer we're in spends loooooots of computation just maintaining spacetime. We're very lucky to have all those free computing resources churning away. Lets use them for something cool.
      If we were in nested russian doll style universes it doesn't matter much, since we couldn't even imagine the other forms of life possible in the infinite combinations _this_ one offers in the combinations of configurations it has for us now.
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  • Manuel Delaflor
    It's called Nirvana, Kensho, Satori.
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  • Alberto Formica Esposto
    Good morning! Nice day for fishing, ain't it? Hu-hu!
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  • Taylor Oliphant
    You can't know anything for sure because human knowledge is subjective which precludes any sort of objective awareness. However, you can be reasonably sure about certain things. For one, you've never experienced the world outside of your mind. So all you know is the inside of your mind and its interpretation of reality. In that way you are living in a virtualized conception of reality. As for getting out of it, I'm not so sure you can entirely, but meditation seems to be the go to mechanism for that. So I'd look into studies about how meditation impacts cognitive function.
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  • Yorick van de Haar
    Maybe we are living in a simulation https://youtu.be/_gduUeX0N4Q
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  • Tony Moore
    Do the shadow tests from Dr who
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  • Zeke Brill
    Why does it matter?
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    • Lace'e Jean
      Zeke Brill because characters are becoming an infinite number of ppl looking like one character.
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    • Mark Strachan
      And space is nothing, related to nothing, forming structures from that nothing into something. We're all something and nothing.
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    • Jim Groth
      Lace'e Jean Odds are that if we live in a simulation it's not like a game with a few players, but rather a simulation on the level of physics.
      What you see around you is real, regardless of HOW it is real.
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  • D'An Knowles Ball
    My child asked me this at 3 years old: “Am I am an avatar? Am I real?” Yes, in essence, philosophically - avatar and gollum are very old concepts theologically/culturally for humanity as both spiritual representations in an earthy realm or a practical reality (consciousness of A reality and what is “real” is a spectrum - not black and white per se).
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    • Philip Timm
      D'An Knowles Ball Your 3 year old undestands the concept of avatars, do they? That's awfully impressive. You're very lucky. My 3 year old sucks on felt tip pen nibs. Wait. She just stopped doing that to say "Hey, Daddy, remember that not EVERYTHING that people write on social media is completely honest and accurate. Use your rational thinking, and treat it with a healthy dose of skepticism, mm'kay?" She then peed herself.
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    • D'An Knowles Ball
      Philip Timm fair point. I don’t want to be That Parent and post videos of my kid when they were young for complete strangers in a digital space to counterpoint. Seems odd. (And they were our first child so hard to know what’s ‘normal’... even now). But their father and I both work in game design in different capacities so the kids always grew up around headsets, avatar design, UX testing, level mapping, etc. and have been involved in what we do. Turns out the kids we spawned have actually spawned OUR most creative design projects and most complex philosophical research questions. That’s been unexpected and amazing. Aside: my response at the time was “Do YOU think you’re real?” Even now at 10, they said last week at the park, “If this world is a simulation, the CGI is incredible!!” LOL
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  • Sam Vennard
    Let's say you found out that it was. What you gonna do about it? Nothing. So just enjoy whatever this life is and find what makes you happy.
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  • Sean Tighe
    Just look at distant grass and plants. LOD settings in real life are maxed out.
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  • Miguelangelo Rosario
    you are in virtual reality when everything makes sense...you are in reality when a lot of things don't make sense...
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  • Dario Carnelutti
    So... The Matrix movie concept? Take the red pill just in case
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