Re: virus: Re:virtuality
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 23:58:37 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 24 Dec 1996, Alex Williams wrote:

> > 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?
> >From the memetic PoV: Does it matter? If reality is virtual it still
> engenders the same memes and meme-complexi into your brain as if you
> were experiencing it.
> The only real question that is of use is what do you do if it /is/
> virtual and its state changes, but that enters the realm of the purely
> speculative. The question of whether all reality is virtual is simply
> unprovable, one way or another.

Oh, but the metaphor changes the questions one asks....

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd