Are we "living" inside a computer simulation?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by johnee, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    LOL I fired up my old 15" Ti Powerbook the other day just to see if it still boots, and my eye fell on the desktop app for some Palm Pilot I had back in the dark ages. The next thing that crossed my mind was wondering where that gizmo is so I can recycle it already. You love alliterations, I love Applevolutions. :p
  2. Burberry macrumors newbie


    Dec 9, 2018
    So, I was thinking while laying down again....
    and I thought what if everything was "data"
    and it just looks like that.
    It looks and feels like real life, but everything is a data packet.
    and if you stare at it you can see and feel different about everything.
    I really start to think how do I change the data, how does it work?...
    How do I interact with it?...

    It started with my eyes I started to see everything out my eyes
    and started to think my eyes are writing and reading the code and
    displaying the picture, but its all data.

    It's all just one thing, and thats a type of data,
    Kinda just like when Neo seen all the code for the first time.

    but what I found more interesting this,

    I held my hand out in front of me,
    and made a "C" shape with my fingers
    and you can easily see when in a semi dark room, a little light in the room that at the tips of your finger tips you can see the waves.

    The waves are coming off my fingertips and I can see it through the
    black and gold glitter thats in the room.
    If your used to looking at the black and gold glitter as I explained earlier.

    So anyway I thought with a little more effort I could try to control
    the glitter in the air a little more using the waves that come off my

    The only thing that happens so far is that some of the Glitter seems
    to light up around me front time to time, but it looks a little random.

    Ugh, Im still thinking hard about this.

    Just what if everything was Data and it looked and felt like real life.
    but once you looked at it as if it was just data, then you could
    figure a couple more things out.

    Maybe Magic will happen?

    I can say the creator will probably be watching.
    trying to mess around with the data.

    well I hope this helps,
    and take the steps to be careful.
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Burberry, do you ever wish you could enter the movie Annabelle Creation and tell Janice that she is your friend, daughter, and princess?

    Whoa, that's a very strong word to use in this context.

    The waves coming off of your finger tips are not data; this is a product of diffraction.
  4. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Have you heard of ball lightening?
    --- Post Merged, Dec 28, 2018 ---
    Ya never know... for sure. :)
  5. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Bah if this is a simulation not sure why I agreed to play it...if I created it I suck especially with NPCs. Sorry if any of you are fellow players.
  6. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    PS I actually found my ol' Palm Pilot the other day, by mistake. Grabbed a little black case that holds a mini sewing kit and threw it into my handbag since on that day I was filling one larger than I usually carry around. As I let go of the case, it crossed my mind that it seemed heavier than usual.

    Curious, I hauled it back out and realized I was looking at a black case that unzipped rather than having a little triangular fold-over snap closure... more curious, I went ahead and unzipped the thing.... et voila, my ancient Palm Pilot, I think it's a T3 or a T5, I remember it could play music off an SD card using RealPlayer or something?

    Now of course I wonder where the charging cradle is but only because I want to throw them both in the electronics-recycle bin for next September when they have the free e-cycle weekend.

    I'm sure I never wiped that device... probably unboxed my first iPhone and then never looked back. Maybe a quick disassembly and a little creative damage is in order. I love taking things apart when it doesn't matter if I can get them back together again. :D


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