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Posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:49 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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Has someone seen The Matrix one too many times?
So okay, reboot the damned thing.
I just realized, if I have time to read this, I have way too much time on my hands. Need to get a life!
If we live in a computer simulation, then there must be hardware. Find the on-off switch, flip it, and see what happens...
“So okay, reboot the damned thing.”
But, be sure to run a “liberal cleanse” virus to eliminate all the defective logic currently contained within our sim.
Following virus isolation, run them through a torture sim that’s set on “loop”.
But I would do a scan disk first and isolate the “bad sectors”. Here’s a macro-view from a woman who spent WWII years trying to destroy Hitler...with her mind! She passed in ‘46.
If you take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland.
I am a universe of one. All else is simulation.
That theory makes as much sense as the living in a comp sim one. The only question is, how do I get paid for expounding on it?
What a great scam! Literally throwing taxpayer money into a black hole!
Well. A virtual literal black hole.
I don’t believe in the Matrix theory as much as I believe we are part of a chess match between God and Satan and the earth is its chess board.
I believe that this is the second game between the two. The first game ended in a draw when God and Satan agreed to wipe the earth of its life forms and start fresh. For me, this would explain the ice age.
I submit that Adam and Eve was God’s opening move in game 2.
As I explained to my own Mother, who is an atheist and believes this- YES.. we are in a computer game.
And God is the player. And the cheats, on how to win, are in a document titled. “The Bible”.
There is a movie about tbis concept that came out right about the time as the Matrix. I think it is called the 13th Floor. Pretty good actually.
That paper makes my brain wrinkle.
Do we live in a computer simulation ?
No, but they’re unintentionally scratching around the surface of the idea of the nature of the living God.
The sheer magnitude of data is such that humans are nowhere near close to being able to work with datasets anywhere near that large.
But we do understand that the physical universe represents information, down to the movement of every single atom. All such movement is determinate; it happens according to rules. Given that, despite the fact that data volumes prohibit humans from doing it, it is theoretically possible, knowing a current state and all the rules, to, in effect, “roll forward” a model in time and know what future states will look like.
From a “physics” point of view, us “crazy” creationists would believe, therefore, in essence, that God created an initial state and created the rules as well, which would explain not only his knowing the future, but, in effect, would mean that he controlled it from the beginning, ergo, “double predestination”.
The authors, one might say, are Neo Platonists.
I was just last night watching What We Still Don’t Know: “Are We Real?” with Martin Rees
It is a good intro to these ideas and more.
I recommend it.
What if we were all made out of soilent green? A way to test it is to see Charlton Heston in heaven.
There....I am a philosophy student from Oxford.
God at the keyboard with a cup of coffee.....works for me.
Yes, and when you die, you wont remember any of this minutiea.
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