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Rageforthemachine December 15 2012 02:56 AM

Are We Living In A Box?
 
Which pill would you take?

http://news.techeye.net/science/scie...#ixzz2EvauuhC7

Mr. Laser Beam December 15 2012 03:42 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 

PurpleBuddha December 16 2012 06:00 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Maybe a box within a box.

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/...ps51b9b806.jpg

The Castellan December 16 2012 06:35 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Thinking in a box, yes.

Silvercrest December 16 2012 07:14 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Computer, end program.


COMPUTER, END PROGRAM!!!


COMPUTER, END @#$% PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Dang.

StarMan December 17 2012 02:08 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Maybe December 21st, 2012 is the scheduled defrag of The Universe. Long overdue, IMO.

Crazy Eddie December 17 2012 03:03 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Quote:

Rageforthemachine wrote: (Post 7400212)

Whichever pill allows me to pretend I am not a homeless person living in a box.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/711...son2bsleep.jpg


In all seriousness, this is easily the most frivolous scientific study I have ever heard of and I can only hope that the scientists involved haven't managed to con anyone into giving them real money for it.

Gov Kodos December 17 2012 06:12 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Time for Jack: Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.

scotpens December 18 2012 06:43 AM

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Lonemagpie December 18 2012 12:26 PM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Gimme the god mode cheat code, that's all I'd want... Maybe noclip as well... Definitely level skip/select

lurok December 18 2012 03:43 PM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
There is no box. Only then will we realize the truth.

Robert Maxwell December 18 2012 03:57 PM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
It ultimately doesn't matter whether we are living in what could be described as a "simulation" or not. Whatever our universe "really" is at the core, what we do know is that its physical rules have been constant since shortly after the Big Bang, and it's been around long enough that I don't think we have to worry about anyone "shutting it off" anytime soon.

This makes it a fundamentally irrelevant question. Whether our universe is "real" or just a very, very well-done simulation, it's a difference that makes no difference.

Mr. Laser Beam December 18 2012 06:19 PM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
"Nothing unreal exists." - T'plana'hath, matron of Vulcan philosophy :vulcan:

Zion Ravescene December 21 2012 10:17 AM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7415923)
"Nothing unreal exists." - T'plana'hath, matron of Vulcan philosophy :vulcan:

That was Kiri-Kin-Tha's first law of metaphysics! You're getting your Vulcan philosophers mixed up.

Mr. Laser Beam December 21 2012 12:53 PM

Re: Are We Living In A Box?
 
Oops. :alienblush:


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