How do we know were not in a coma and everything around us is made up?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    How do we know were not in a coma and everything around us is made up?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    If my brain made up all this wonderful technology then I could be a millionaire if I wake! :D
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great answer! ;)
     
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    If my brain made up all this stupid stuff I see on the internet... well... I wish somebody would pull my plug.
     
  5. AppleLover9o macrumors regular

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    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. :p
     
  6. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    silly silly...we're not in a coma...we're in the Matrix!
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What drugs are you taking and can I have some?
     
  8. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Macrumors drugs?
     
  9. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    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)....
     
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    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?
     
  12. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nice way to ruin the fun.
     
  13. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    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.

    KGB
     
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  15. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Though i Guess if we were in a coma life would be perfect.
     
  16. Love macrumors 68000

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    There was fun?
     
  17. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Woah.
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Dude- totally. :)
     
  19. firestarter macrumors 603

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    It must be reality. In my dreams, spelling is always perfect.
     
  20. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not for you I guess. As why would others post credible responses for no reason?
     
  21. Love macrumors 68000

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    Excellent point, my apologies. This question has actually bugged me since I was a wee child.
     
  22. Surely Guest

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    I'll let you guys in on a little secret:

    I'm the puppet master.
     
  23. Peace macrumors Core

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    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 ?
    :eek: :confused: ;)
     
  24. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anything is possible. ;) The Human mind is very powerful.
     

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