Living in the Matrix?

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Living in the Matrix?

Post by clw_uk » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:10 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... ation.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Thoughts? :spy:
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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Dinsdale » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:54 am

clw_uk wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... ation.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thoughts? :spy:
It's possible, but I think super advanced beings would probably have more interesting things to occupy their time. ;)
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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:11 am

And whence the beings who created the matrix which we mistakenly believe to be real? I reckon its matrices all the way down. Until you get to the turtles, obviously.

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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Ben » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:24 am

Sam Vara wrote:And whence the beings who created the matrix which we mistakenly believe to be real? I reckon its matrices all the way down. Until you get to the turtles, obviously.
The matrix creators are the mice. And you are right, the Earth and everything living on it are all a gigantic supercomputer designed to answer a question that has vexed the mice for a very, very long time.
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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by acinteyyo » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:40 pm

Ben wrote:
Sam Vara wrote:And whence the beings who created the matrix which we mistakenly believe to be real? I reckon its matrices all the way down. Until you get to the turtles, obviously.
The matrix creators are the mice. And you are right, the Earth and everything living on it are all a gigantic supercomputer designed to answer a question that has vexed the mice for a very, very long time.
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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Mkoll » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:48 pm

Ben wrote:
Sam Vara wrote:And whence the beings who created the matrix which we mistakenly believe to be real? I reckon its matrices all the way down. Until you get to the turtles, obviously.
The matrix creators are the mice. And you are right, the Earth and everything living on it are all a gigantic supercomputer designed to answer a question that has vexed the mice for a very, very long time.
And that answer is...


wait for it...


42.


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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by waterchan » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:49 am

I like the comment on that article that says "Science is finally catching up with experiential Buddhist philosophy." :tongue:

I don't think the topic of this article is worth dwelling on. For an article in the "Science" category, the science is very poorly sourced.

A telltale sign is that the article is posted in the Science category, but the first expert referenced is a TV show host and the second is a university philosopher.

‌The third named expert is an artificial intelligence specialist. You shouldn't trust an artificial intelligence specialist to reveal any sort of profound insights about the universe. Despite what you see in movies, anyone with a background in computer systems knows that real-world AI is actually rather dumb.

‌Finally the article manages to reference one possibly relevant expert, a physicist, who is quoted as saying that there may be signs that we are living in a computer simulation. The article concludes by saying that this physicist's experiments, if successful, would prove that "all is not as it seems with the universe". Really? I can tell you that right now, for free.

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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:45 am

But 'instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation,' said Bostrom
... proving that he either did not watch the second and third movies or simply didn't understand them: this is exactly what they were about.

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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:11 pm

I remembered this video




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Re: Living in the Matrix?

Post by Ben » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:53 pm

Thanks Lucas. Philip K Dick is one of my all-time favourite writers.
Welcome to this matrix we call the Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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