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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was watching my Missus play the Sims 3 the other night. Her sim was sat playing on a non de script games console and I thought to myself first 'What a pointless waste of life it is watching an avatar play games'
Then I thought about what if we are the latest incarnation of the sims. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch is computer controlled (similar to the matrix) but someone is actively effecting your path through 'life'

I suppose it could be an argument for god, but I'm just wondering why the 'rosebud' money cheat doesn't work :(
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, i cant tell you how many times ive considered that possibility.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and what sort of things have you come up with?
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea that "Gods" are actually just players who control or dictate or control different religions, but then were do agnostic people fall into play? idk. so straying away from a religious aspect maybe we have 2 selfs, one in this reality and one in another, and our conscious is stuck in this reality, but our subconscious or unconscious mind is how we access the other reality, and its not until we die that we transfer back to that reality, and our life is just a complete game, or complex animation, that we just cannot remember entering.
i dont actually believe all this, but they are just thoughts that go through my head from time to time. hah
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean man.

I can't imagine what happens when we die. I just can't imagine not waking up y'know?

Nature is big on recycling, we die, we rot, we go back into the ground so our energy can go back into the life cycle. Could be the same with our minds ?
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
depends on your philosophy of mind. if you believe in monism, you believe that mind and body are one. But if your dualistic, which i think gets a little more complex with all of the different possibilities and theories, you believe that your conscious mind is separate from the brain and the body, therefor allowing the possibility that when you are done with your body, it may move on to some other realm/dimension ect.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm I'm gonna have to give this some though lol. I think I may be a dualist....swords at the ready.

In regards to the Sims. Wouldn't we notice the expansion packs being installed? Also what happens when our players go to sleep
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lean towards dualism, but take monism to be a possibility as well. Imagine anything innovative as an expansion pack. Every exemplar of a paradigm is the expansion, and the world is upgraded and we understand and take things to be "true" completely differently to that. And as for sleeping, this may be a strange comparison but, have you seen that new little kids movie or whatever called "Wreck it Ralf?" if not, its basically about how after the arcades close all the characters in the games can meet together, and do whatever until they are supposed to go back before the arcade opens, and they just made a movie of the idea. but imagine that sleeping is when our player is taking a break from the game, and we travel through our version of a cyber world.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea of what your saying, OK so what about if the game crashes. Surely we would notice something like that
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CandanceAmy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Well I have one shitty player and he needs to get his shit together.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean. I think my player might be a stoner...
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UsagiToxic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If that's so, then we are pretty poorly programmed.
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PeriwinklePaisley Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, if you ever find out it's true I want you to personally message me and tell me what the 'kaching' cheat is!! ;) You could look at Sims as being a waste of time but it's fun being a demi-god, especially if you can't control a lot of things going on in your life. Plus there's always the comforting thought that you could say "I couldn't help it! Somebody clicked my 'mean' button or chose 'absent minded' as one of my traits, not my fault!"
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha agreed.

'Hi Officer. Oh yeah about that, my player made me drink all those beers and spirits, then we didn't have the money to get a taxi so he forced me to drive home. Parking the car in the hedge isn't a problem because that's all going to make way for the moat'
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PeriwinklePaisley Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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MagicMoonBird Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I thought about that once :XD: ...well yeah why not, I mean its not like we will ever find out :lmao:
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stoneman123 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that's the case because, first of all, the computing power necessary to create a continuous simulation of the whole universe would be astronomical. I, for one, suspect that our computer technology will eventually plateau, since you can't miniaturize components below the atomic scale. It may be that we'll never be able to create a computer that powerful. Not to mention that there's nothing at all to imply we're in a computer simulation, and Occam's Razor would suggest that the universe is what it seems, rather than the considerably more complicated computer-simulation idea.

This speculation is ultimately pointless, though. Regardless of the exact nature and origin of the universe, it is consistent, and any consistent system can be exploited. As long as we can exploit the universe for our own benefit, what does it matter whether it's a computer simulation or not?
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Nope. Spore did it. Just because it seems big to us, doesn't mean that it is.
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stoneman123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spore is hardly a faithful representation of the universe. It is extremely simplified. In the real world, there are approximately 10^80 atoms in the observable universe alone, and a computer simulation would have to model each and every one of them, keeping them spinning and interacting appropriately. In Spore, you can't build an electron microscope and examine individual atoms because they aren't there. In our world, however, you can.
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HtimsNayr Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
That explains why there is so much suffering in the world.

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falconstrife86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I've thought about this countless times. :) I just wish there was an "Aging Off" cheat or hack for RL.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I would give for a no clipping mode you could toggle on and off in RL. Just walking through walls, bank vaults, secret places...awesome
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kausawolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And then what if the Sims are sentient begins like us as well?
...I suddenly feel horrible about my past sim playing.
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McDenis09 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez, that reminds me about the first time I purposely killed my Sim. I starved him. I deleted the fridge, whenever he was going to a restaurant I'd cancel the action. I remember the time he died too. He had just woke up from a uneasy sleep, after the 'Wake Up' action he immediately fell to his knees and died.
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kausawolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was younger I always thought it was fun to make a family then the first thing I would do was kill one parent in either a fire or drown them...
I..I'm horrible.
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McDenis09 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I then put a guy I called Experiment #129 in the same house. I got rid of the fire alarm, put the least reliable fire place all over the house, and cancelled and action for cooking something. I then made him walk into the exact location the fire would start. After he caught ablaze on lookers stared in through the window. I felt something terrible come over me, like I'm some sort of monster. Since then I haven't purposely killed a sim.
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Don't worry; I installed the gun mod and had my Sim murder people as police stood outside, completely helpless due to a lack of a door.
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McDenis09 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to look for a gun mod, but only found one that put an M14 as a decor piece.
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Writer
It's for the Sims 3
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McDenis09 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bloody hell, I havent played the Sims in years didn't even know you could get gun mods and stuff lol
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol yeah...that's a good point. In like Sims 10 when the sims are extremely complex, so they simulate emotions, feel pain etc, would we need to have a set of rules on interacting with them. Like Human rights, but for AI characters?
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
There was a Rate R movie that explored a simular concept, but was more violent. You control people that are a shooting game.

Gamer is what it was called:
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If it goes that far, then gaming could be used as a weapon.

Other then that, the idea and concept sounds only cool.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I watched Gamer....terrible movie lol

I just been reading about Microsoft getting a patent for some kind of VR goggles. Honestly it's the future can you imagine being actually 'inside' Call of Duty or Battlefield for example, feeling fully immersed in the experience.

Can you imagine putting the goggles on someone while they were sleeping, they would wake up believing to some extent they were in a warzone, or would they think it's a dream...hmmm
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I think Ive heard something like that, where they can look at people and play games in their head.

Its then its hard to blur reality and imagination.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...

Maybe we should draft up a movie lol...
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Me and you? Maybe XD.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it'd be easy, we basically add a few beginning scenes to Arnie's Total Recall, and digitally put my face on Arnie's.

Easy
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,b,a
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG just tried that and a load of money fell from the sky !!!!!!!!
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I got 30 lives.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha what you gonna do with em?
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
What I do with every life....try and take over the world!
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how many lives you on now then?
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
My first still. Im memorizing the level first.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha good answer
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's just the 'brain in a vat' scenario. There's no way to test it, so there's no real point in entertaining it.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....But think of the possibilities
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
That would explain the green crystal that keeps following me around.
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Atlantech Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and why I can't go to the bathroom cause there's a book in my way
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
And why by cooking only spaghetti over and over again I've learned to prepare lobster.
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