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      matrixism/the simulation theory

      Im an agnostic, ive never been able to pick a religion because im fascinated with too many to stick to one.

      Theres one 'Religion' in particular that caught my interest which was Matrixism, or 'The Simulation Theory'

      for those not familiar with the simulation theory, its basically the plot of 'The Matrix' where we may not be in a reality, but in a computer simulation and we're waiting to be 'unplugged'

      So why does this fascinate me so much and how does it relate to lucid dreaming?

      When we enter our dreams, we're entering our unconcious mind, or 'unplugging' our bodies and freeing ourselves to do things our reality wouldnt otherwise let us do.

      I like to think when i die ill be sent into a dreamscape where i can do anything and shape my own life the way i see fit.

      wouldnt that be lovely

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      Quote Originally Posted by eviljin94 View Post
      I like to think when i die ill be sent into a dreamscape where i can do anything and shape my own life the way i see fit.

      wouldnt that be lovely
      This sounds like an absolute nightmare to me. What's the point of an existence without boundaries?

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      I don't think we are all plugged into some matrix, but there is a scientific theory which says we might all live in an extremely advanced computer simulation of the world being ran. In which case, we have no real bodies and we are not even living being but computer code. I don't really believe that to be the case, however it is at least theoretically possible and is within the realm of plausibility. Which puts it above other religions that are just blatantly and provably false.

      However, if that was the case then dreaming isn't any different than being awake. Your dreams are just simulated computer code, like your normal waking life. In fact, if we were in a computer simulation, it seems extremely unlikely that the one controlling it would let us 'escape', as that would interfere with the simulation.

      There is one hopeful upside to such a theory though. If the advanced people who made the simulation sees the computer simulated people as real people, then at the moment if your death they might not want you to die and instead allow you to continue living on. After all your death is just simulated as well, so they can easily remove your character and put you into another simulation if they so wanted.

      Super advanced people might not really see us as being all that much so might not go to that effort to let us live longer, but even today there are a lot of people who would consider advanced AI to be a living being if it became complex enough to develop consciousness. So there is a real possibility they might see AI as living creatures worthy of life.
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      Yes to all that Alric.

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      *wondering how he proved an omnipresent being to be false*

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      Quote Originally Posted by juroara View Post
      *wondering how he proved an omnipresent being to be false*
      *wondering where you think he said that*
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