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Re: The beliefs on this board...
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 06:27:10 PM »
All I mean by that is that even if you think you are doing a good job guarding against propaganda, it is prudent to continue to question where your beliefs come from and try and sort out whether they are post hoc rationalizations from influences you are aware of, or not.


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Ah...

You fell for the good ole..."...question everything..." propaganda...

Too bad really...

You were, of course...the last and greatest hope for all humanity...


If humanity is putting any hope in me, we are sooo screwed...
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Re: The beliefs on this board...
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 11:16:24 AM »
Back to the good stuff...

Large Consciousness systems and the Matrix we live in...

People might be surprised how many seriously scientific physicists talk about the virtual reality simulation theory. The PBS series 'Space Time' did an episode on it.

But for me there are still some holes in it.

It might be that the quantized nature of matter, energy and information in our universe simply behaves the way data in a computer behaves. We look at its behavior and the only analog our minds can come up with is a virtual simulation.

Even if we carry forward the analogy of the video game simulation, it wouldn't necessarily mean there is intention or intelligence behind it. A video game simulation can run on its own with no input from anyone. We could imagine that the super entity that started the video game simulation is now passed out completely unconscious on the couch with a bong in one hand and the other hand stuck in a can of Pringles. In this case, we are still in control of our own destinies.

We could even take it a step further. What if the gaming console and the simulation it's running is simply a natural occurrence that arose by chance over an unimaginable span of time. Perhaps it organized itself and arranged Itself by chance just like a quartz crystal or a daimond.

Regardless of the nature of the Matrix, I can never remember if I'm supposed to take the red pill or the blue pill.


The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

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Re: The beliefs on this board...
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
A giant green ogre is the large consciousness where our Matrix resides!

Of course, Shrek thinks he's aware of the world around him when he's actually in a Pixar Studio matrix.
Pixar Studios thinks it's aware of the world around them when them are actually in God's video game matrix being played on a Vintage Coleco gaming console.
God could upgrade to the Sony PS4 Pro anytime and we'll be screwed.
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