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11-01-2014, 09:15 PM
The Virtual Reality Theory
It's been a while since I've made a post on this Forum, so I thought I'd start with this Virtual Reality Theory.

I think this theory is pretty interesting. It has certainly been one very convincing theory that makes me think that materialism doesn't have a lot of validity.





I would love to hear the thoughts of others on this.

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11-01-2014, 11:13 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
How does this get around Infinite Regress? If we're a simulation, is the world this simulation is in part of a simulation, as is the world housing that one, ad infinitum?
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11-01-2014, 11:15 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
That was my thought. If it can't be a computer within a computer to infinity, why would that same logic not apply to a mind within a mind and so on...
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11-01-2014, 11:25 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
Now that I got around to finishing it:

"The mind doesn't need matter to exist"

Uhh, yes it does. You need a brain in order to house a mind. The mind dies when the brain dies as well.
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11-01-2014, 11:26 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
Two minutes in and it's painfully bad. Almost as if Ron L. Hubbard wrote and directed The Matrix.
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11-01-2014, 11:28 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
(11-01-2014 11:15 PM)jaxx Wrote:  That was my thought. If it can't be a computer within a computer to infinity, why would that same logic not apply to a mind within a mind and so on...

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11-01-2014, 11:44 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
(11-01-2014 11:25 PM)DemonicLemon Wrote:  Now that I got around to finishing it:

"The mind doesn't need matter to exist"

Uhh, yes it does. You need a brain in order to house a mind. The mind dies when the brain dies as well.

You seem to have missed the point of the entire video.
The VR Theory shows that the Universe behaves as a virtual hologram, somewhat like a computer.
Towards the last half of the video, he started showing how this theory shows that mind is required to collapse a wave function in order for particles to exist.
The evidence made it seem like mind doesn't need matter and that in fact matter required a mind in order to exist.

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11-01-2014, 11:49 PM
RE: The Virtual Reality Theory
(11-01-2014 11:15 PM)jaxx Wrote:  That was my thought. If it can't be a computer within a computer to infinity, why would that same logic not apply to a mind within a mind and so on...

Occam's Razor eliminates the need for an infinity of minds as well as an infinity of universes/computer simulations inside a mind.
This is not solving the "mind within a mind" problem but instead addressing the infinite regress problem of not having a starting point.

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12-01-2014, 12:43 AM
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(11-01-2014 11:49 PM)ideasonscribe Wrote:  Occam's Razor eliminates the need for an infinity of minds as well as an infinity of universes/computer simulations inside a mind.

No, for what its worth Occam's Razor eliminates the entire idea of the universe as VR.
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12-01-2014, 12:50 AM
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(12-01-2014 12:43 AM)Chippy Wrote:  No, for what its worth Occam's Razor eliminates the entire idea of the universe as VR.

Can you explain why that is perhaps?

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