Re: virus: Re:virtuality
Fri, 27 Dec 96 11:56:50 GMT

JPSchneider wrote:

>Flaps asks:
>> Is there any way we can tell if the world we live in is not an
> artificial world impregnated into our brain thinking in our real
> body somewhere far away?
> How do we know if everything we are living through is artificial?

>I've never heard a good answer to this, ad echo your question.

I agree with you there entirely

>Descartes thought along these same lines, and concluded "Cogito
ergo sum", but concluded nothing more than that. I read a book
entitled "Labyrinths of Reason" some time ago, which also dis-
played the above question, but offered no answer, which I assume
indicates that there is no way of knowing that our brains are not
just sitting in vats with lots of electrodes plugged into 'em.

There is no way we can properly know ,I agree, but we can try and
come to our own conclusions

>In a Brodie-like way of thinking, though: what difference does
it make?

See my last mail about virtuality.

Neil Middleton
The New Force in Virus.