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08-14-2000, 09:56 AM
Mr Reality, you stand accused of having deceived billions of minds that they are human beings, living on a small rock in space. How do you plead?
BTW, I only want to hear the case for the defence here. Tell me why the film The Matrix can only be fantasy.
Not that I'm paranoid or anything...
08-14-2000, 10:00 AM
[... pulling up a lawn chair ...]
This should be good.
08-14-2000, 10:06 AM
"The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know." - Led Zeppelin
08-14-2000, 10:41 AM
I would respectfully submit that the reason "The Matrix" can't be true is because Keanu Reeves was in it. I'd be more willing to believe it if Edward Norton had starred.
08-14-2000, 10:44 AM
I will readily admit to being a brain in a jar for the purposes of discussion. A charming, attractive jar, but a jar nonetheless.
There is no case for the defense. You can't prove that you're not a brain in a jar. Or a man in a tank. And if you one day wake up in the tank, you can't prove that you're not in reality a different man in a different tank.
08-14-2000, 10:59 AM
"Was I a man dreaming I am a butterfly, or am I now butterfly dreaming I am a man?"
-- Chuang Tzu
08-14-2000, 12:07 PM
Isn't it up to the Prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt? The Prosecution has tons of work to do before the Reality Defense Dream Team has to defend anything.
08-14-2000, 01:20 PM
[... folding up lawn chair ...]
I guess the show's over here. Where's a materialist when you need one?
08-14-2000, 02:00 PM
real is as real as real gets, until you can find a realer real.
you can try drugs or mysticism, but you can keep the red pill. this reality sucks enough. LOL!
p.s. my re(a)d pill is ECONOMIC WARGAMES. most people don't like it either.
08-14-2000, 04:45 PM
My worst fears confirmed... maybe.
If we are all just brains in jars, it doesn't really matter because at least we are all sharing a common reality. Whether that reality is physically real or not becomes largely immaterial (excuse the pun!) because at least we are on even ground.
However, if it is just me on my own in a jar, and you lot are just part of the artificial reality that has been created for me... well then, that just sucks.
Worse still, maybe it's just my brain, in a jar, and you lot are all the mad professors. This seems to me to be the most likely answer, given the responses to this post so far.
08-14-2000, 05:08 PM
The world is real 'cos i say so.The matrix is not real.I am not a prisoner of the matrix.I am not being programmed to say this..not being programmed..not being pro... not being... not..@$%@$@$@$%^&#^&..ERROR ERROR..BRAIN CONTROL MALFUNCTION....
08-14-2000, 06:39 PM
As Dr. Seuss says:
"If you want scrambled eggs you can't get in a store, you've got to do thinks never thought of before."
Applying this to our virtual prison, all you would need to do is something the programming and programmers had not forseen. This will expose a glitch or crash in the system revealing to you the artificial nature of the program.
Most of these bugs have been fixed over the eons. THere's not to many left, but if you want to expose the true underpinings of reality you need to do something extremely silly, that nobody has ever thought of before.
I think the last guy to achieve this was the Rainbowhead guy that went to football games carrying that "John 3: 16" sign. The agents eventually got him.
Oddly enough, inadvertent finding of bugs in reality is the basis of most religions. It's also why supernatural occurences are rarely repeatable. The programmer's catch them after the first time.
That's why Uri Geller was never able to collect the million dollars from James Randi. He was able to do it fine until he told too many people about it, then of course the programmers deleted the code, and the poor guy looked like a fool.
BTW, all the moderators on this board are agents. Some of the posters, too. Trust no one.
The agents seek to hide the truth from us. You and I know better, there's no way were buying that evolution crap, and it's about time they stopped hiding the UFOs.
I've been channeling THE GREAT UMMMGOTTOOPOO on my Ouija board and he's been telling me what real reality is.
Nobody has ever seen Cecil because he is the central computer through which the agents run this reality (that's why he knows everything.) I am here incognito to learn his ways so that I can report back to the rebellion. Perhaps we can use the information to find a weakness and then Chewie and I can come back and blow up Cecil's Death Star.
Delete this e-mail once you get it, so there will be no evidence. Contact me through e-mail, but remember to delete your sent file or they might catch on. Be careful.
Long live the rebellion!
08-14-2000, 06:41 PM
08-15-2000, 07:51 AM
We are on to you.You have finally fallen into our trap.We knew you would do something silly.By creating Cecil and This message board we laid the trap.Know you are ours.We have tracked you and are on our way to capture the resistance.You have showed these people nothing since the people you tried to convince are all agents,how does it feel sucker.Let the matrix take over.
Supreme leader of the matrix and all other 30th century stuff
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