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      What If We're Somebody's Science Experiment?

      I was with my friends one day and we were just talking about the universe and whatnot - and then someone brought up this idea.

      What if we're just someone's science experiment?

      My reaction:

      It kind of blew my mind. It's very well possible.

      Maybe our whole universe resides in the equivalent of a test tube of some other form of life. Maybe to them we're just a little microscopic drop of substance, and in it we live with our whole universe.

      For all we know we could be just another microscope slide created by some high school student. Maybe they record our behaviors and study our actions, just like we do to animals.

      I just thought I should share... it just blows my mind. To think we're in control, but maybe not.
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      Ha, I've thought about this before as well. It's totally possible that we are just an experiment. And that wouldn't bother me if it was true.

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      Ever seen Dark City?





      You should.
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      What if we are our OWN experiment?
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      Never seen Dark City

      Our own experiment? Elaborate sloth
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      This idea is called the Brain In A Vat. It's perfectly possible, of course.

      An even more mind-blowing idea for you: what would you do if you were immortal? Wouldn't you get bored, eventually? Wouldn't you get the most out of life if you inflicted amnesia on yourself and repeatedly underwent the experience of growth, of learning, of discovery, and of new experiences?
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      Yes, amnesia would probably be the only way that I or anyone else would not get bored of life.

      It's scary though, well for me anyways. The thought that I might become another person - that I won't be myself the next time around. Or maybe I will be. It's also kind of saddening that I might not remember all that happened here. We live to experience, so for that to be lost... well what's the point then?

      But then, maybe there isn't another life beyond death. Maybe it's just nothing. And that's kind of scary too, because I can't comprehend how we can just not feel or be.

      Or, maybe, I will just wake up in someone else's test tube. Maybe it'll be the same, maybe different. Who the hell knows. I think I'm rambling lmao.
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      I considered adding the postscript; wouldn't you give yourself a few years after each life to reflect on the experiences you had in the past one, and remember all of the ones before it? Seems natural you'd want to revert to your true state every once in a while.
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      That would make sense. Though obviously we wouldn't know, 'cause we've forgotten all of it.

      That's kind of funny though. We might be just that powerful, but have no idea about it.

      It makes me think though, what would have influenced me to be human? Was it a choice? Or did someone else pick for me? Was it random? Was there a reason why? If I chose it why would I have picked that?
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      What if aliens designed us to prepare the earth for them. We evolve, and build huge cities, and lots of plastic, and then they kill us all off without damaging any of the structures, and move in. Happy ever after.
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      Lol it could be. I just hope I die before then... and don't come back xD
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      "What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.' " - [341]

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      This idea is called the Brain In A Vat. It's perfectly possible, of course.

      An even more mind-blowing idea for you: what would you do if you were immortal? Wouldn't you get bored, eventually? Wouldn't you get the most out of life if you inflicted amnesia on yourself and repeatedly underwent the experience of growth, of learning, of discovery, and of new experiences?
      No, because amnesia doesn't just erase all your past memories like the cartoons would tell you, amnesia just prevents you from getting new memories, for the most part. That's the easiest way to put it.

      On the topic of the thread, you're all my experiment. Deal with it.

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