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Old December 15 2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Are We Living In A Box?

Which pill would you take?

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Old December 15 2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Old December 16 2012, 06:00 AM   #3
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Re: Are We Living In A Box?

Maybe a box within a box.

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Old December 16 2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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Thinking in a box, yes.
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Old December 16 2012, 07:14 AM   #5
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Computer, end program.


COMPUTER, END PROGRAM!!!


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



Dang.
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Old December 17 2012, 02:08 AM   #6
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Maybe December 21st, 2012 is the scheduled defrag of The Universe. Long overdue, IMO.
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Old December 17 2012, 03:03 AM   #7
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Rageforthemachine wrote: View Post
Whichever pill allows me to pretend I am not a homeless person living in a box.




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.
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Old December 17 2012, 06:12 AM   #8
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Time for Jack: Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.
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Old December 18 2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Old December 18 2012, 12:26 PM   #10
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Gimme the god mode cheat code, that's all I'd want... Maybe noclip as well... Definitely level skip/select
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Old December 18 2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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There is no box. Only then will we realize the truth.
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Old December 18 2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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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.
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Old December 18 2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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"Nothing unreal exists." - T'plana'hath, matron of Vulcan philosophy
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Old December 21 2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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"Nothing unreal exists." - T'plana'hath, matron of Vulcan philosophy
That was Kiri-Kin-Tha's first law of metaphysics! You're getting your Vulcan philosophers mixed up.
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Old December 21 2012, 12:53 PM   #15
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Oops.
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