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Representative of The Over-Seers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Eddi, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Eddi

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    Imagine, you are an inhabitant of a simulated universe…

    Now, imagine those who over-see and maintain this simulation (The over-seers) have made you their representative: The human face of The Simulation…

    Were you chosen for this task or designed for it since before your birth? I don’t know…

    But you are an otherwise normal human who happens to have a channel of communication to The Simulation.

    What do you do about it?

    What would this task entail?

    What should a person who has been chosen to represent The Simulation to the other “Insiders” do?
     
  2. Heyo

    Heyo Well-Known Member

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    Prevent the other inhabitants of the simulation from finding out that they live in a simulation.
    (Cv. "Einstein" in "Welt am Draht".)
     
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    I'd um, seek help. From a medical professional.
     
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    start by asking the over seers a BUNCH of questions
     
  6. Eddi

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    What questions would you ask them?
     
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    I'd start off by asking them about their values, their goals, and their intentions.
     
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  8. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    For someone who says that he used to believe that we exist in a simulation, but who has said he no longer believes that to be the case, you still seem obsessed with the idea.
     
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    I used to believe in Simulation Theory but am now agnostic about it.

    I keep it to one side, as a kind of plaything and live my life as though Christianity is true.

    To me it is an interesting side project to which I am not wholly committed.

    But to me my life would be much more interesting and meaningful were it true. Which may explain my interest in it.
     
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    I find the ending of the first Men in Black movie really sticks with me :)
     
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    My immediate response is that they have made a horrible choice by choosing me, ( I could think of many better to fill the role ) and this would cause me to suspect them of perhaps making many other bad choices, in turn making me ponder how " intelligent " they actually are if they've managed to choose me, specifically

    I'd never hire me for that job
     
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    If you ask human questions, and expect a human answer, then you have your answer.
     
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    I think the simulation hypothesis is interesting as a tool. A wrench to throw into the thinking of believers (and some non believers alike).
     
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    I think that it is an unreasonable, unacceptable position to be placed into. Rather than representing the outsiders to the insiders I would want to represent the insiders to the outsiders, plea the cause of my fellow humans. I would not want to represent the outsiders to the insiders. If there were some sort of payment and support then I might consider it. If the job paid, and if I could be happy and secure and have some reputation then I might but for free no way.
     
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