Are We The Sims?

If you’ve ever watched The Matrix, played video games or had moments of manifestation of something you had once thought or dreamed of, you may have pondered if what-if-life-really-is-like-the-truman-showthis life and world is even real. Is it all just a dream? Are we in a simulated reality? This is a large idea to grasp but science doesn’t necessarily dispute the theory that we live in a simulated reality and is actively searching for the answer. At the very least, it can be interesting and fun to think about. Have you had thoughts such as, “Is anything real? Is this what life is? How can this even be real? We exist in this vast, endless, unknown universe, what exactly are we doing here, how, why?” There are many well-known people who have also speculated about this idea and point to life being an illusion. See a few examples below:

  • “Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one” –Einstein
  • “If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion” –Hermann Hesse
  • “A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering” –Buddha
  • “It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave” –Tupac Shakur 
  • “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it” –Ernest Holmes
  • “The dream of life is really an illusion, and everybody lives in the reality that he or she creates- a virtual reality that is only true for the one who creates it” –Miguel Angel Ruiz
  • “For most of my life, I’ve felt that there must be more to our existence than meets the eye” –Steve Jobs
  • “You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?” –The Matrix
  • “What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain” –Morpheus, The Matrix

Besides thoughtful quotes, science explains how our brains are complex, advanced computers, the universe is a series of binary coding, there are endless choices and paths 200_sand often we feel deep down something is not quite right. If life is a simulation that we can directly impact through our thoughts and beliefs, we can really start having fun. If life is simply a game to play in order to have all sorts of experiences, we can take risks, try new things, c0-create the life of our dreams because what else are we here to do?

If you have ever wondered if life is an illusion, similar to The Truman Show or The Matrix film portrayals, check out these videos below to stretch your mind even more:

The Top 10 Reasons the Universe is God’s Video Game

Part 1: Are We Living in a Simulated Reality?

Part 2: Are We Living in a Simulated Reality?

Netflix- Black Mirror, S3 EP2

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http://oliveremberton.com/2014/life-is-a-game-this-is-your-strategy-guide/
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