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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Apr 9, 2010.
How do we know were not in a coma and everything around us is made up?
If my brain made up all this wonderful technology then I could be a millionaire if I wake!
If my brain made up all this stupid stuff I see on the internet... well... I wish somebody would pull my plug.
I sometimes wonder the same thing, what if I'm really in my own world and on life support. Sounds weird, but I'm sure we've all questioned the legitimacy of life.
silly silly...we're not in a coma...we're in the Matrix!
What drugs are you taking and can I have some?
We don't. We could be in any number of situations (for example, you could be the only 'real' person and everyone else is a pawn of the Devil/God, it could be a virtual reality etc.) There's no real way of knowing whether we are who we think we are or whether we are just in a virtual reality, a la the Sims. That everything is 'simulated' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulated_reality)....
Your question has been asked by philosophers for thousands of years. See Brain in a Vat and Solipsism.
I was just thinking today about the type of situation where everything is made up by our mind, while I don't believe it's true, who could ever prove it?
Nice way to ruin the fun.
If you are in a coma, how have you managed to create 376 threads, and made 887 posts to MacRumors. While some may titillate the younger members and a number of threads have fed the wasteland.... Oh damn, just look in the mirror and practice your lisp for your coming out.
We don't. This could be The Matrix.
Though i Guess if we were in a coma life would be perfect.
There was fun?
It must be reality. In my dreams, spelling is always perfect.
Not for you I guess. As why would others post credible responses for no reason?
Excellent point, my apologies. This question has actually bugged me since I was a wee child.
I'll let you guys in on a little secret:
I'm the puppet master.
So let me get this straight.
There are six billion people currently in a coma ? And some are having a group dream that they are on an internet forum ?
Or is it just one person in a coma and he's dreaming all of this discussion up ?
Anything is possible. The Human mind is very powerful.