Re: virus: Re:virtuality
Fri, 27 Dec 96 12:34:17 GMT

XYZ wrote:

> > From: Schneider John <>
> > > 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?
> Which raises another question as well: What if that other body
> is not the real body, but belongs to yet another world somewhere
> far away, and we are just the result of a dream within a dream within
> a dream...and so on ad infinitum?

Exactly. From what I can see, technology in this world is getting closer
and closer to achieving a total immersion virtual world. Just imagine
a world that has become so advanced by Nanotech and Neunets that it
can create a totally virtual world where we can shop, go to work, visit our
friends etc.. in the comfort of our armchairs. Then we forget what life was
like before the machines.

Then the computer works out that the virtual world would be better with a
history, so it creates one. Frightening prospect, isn't it.

Just suppose that we do live in a virtual world, wouldn't that explain why
there are mathematical formulas that dictate what happens around us?

Please, XYZ, no cocky response, lets attempt to have a serious discussion
about this.

> They are all just questions about reality and not descriptions of reality.

Right. For once I agree with you XYZ.

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."