• If you could enter a false reality that you controlled, would you?
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I guess I'd say yes, although I have no problem with life at the moment. But I've had times where I hated knowing that some things were real. I wouldn't want to live forever though.
Fuck yeah I would. I'm worthless in real life anyway, so fuck it, i'd jump on the chance for VR.
Yes, since "real life" has proved to be generally uninteresting so far.
I would do it if I could live my whole virtual life in a week of real time, then wake up from my coma and come back to the real world. I think it would be cool for a bit but it would be lonely and lame that there's no surprises, just what you want to happen. It would be fun for a bit, but after that I want it to end.
Yes, assuming the virtual reality can provide experiences on par with normal reality, and you don't have to micromanage things. Set up your limitations and goals, and let the simulation manage it, but with the ability to go in and tweak certain things.
I'd go there to fuck around with shit. Like fucking around with the cheats on GTA:SA (Minigun plus jetpack anybody?) Or transform the entire world into a jumping castle or something. I wouldnt live there, just go there to have some entertainment every now and again.
Although many people say it'd be an experience for them. I seriously doubt this kind of thing would be entertaining for any more than say a couple of hours. If you know you're wasting away in the real reality why would you waste the opportunity as once you're done in reality, your fake little universe disappears too; you may as well use the one that's going to matter. [editline]08:33PM[/editline] [QUOTE=theXinferno;18381788]I would do it if I could live my whole virtual life in a week of real time, then wake up from my coma and come back to the real world. I think it would be cool for a bit but it would be lonely and lame that there's no surprises, just what you want to happen. It would be fun for a bit, but after that I want it to end.[/QUOTE] This.
[QUOTE=dgg;18376735]True true. But I still doubt it highly that that these possibilities would entertain me for 70-100 years. I think I could be entertained for maybe 15-20 years.[/QUOTE] Maybe you're missing the point of this false reality. You can do [i]anything[/i]. Which means everything that you can do in the real world, and more. Why would you get bored of the reality with more possibilities, but not the normal one? Also, the op never said that you were limited to your own imagination. It could be a false reality with all the properties of the real world, but you're in control.
no i'd live a happier life knowing that i didn't reduce myself to a blinded parasite when the times got tough
Eh. Sure. Why not? Being the necromantic zombie overlord of the universe would be kickin' rad.
The power of godhood is all too tempting...
[QUOTE=T_T crai2;18382444]no i'd live a happier life knowing that i didn't reduce myself to a blinded parasite when the times got tough[/QUOTE] Well I'd probably think that at first, but then I'd be Victor von Doom, and then I'd just be all "FUCK YEAH".
This sounds like that movie Surrogates. I think that movie is fucking stupid. I think the idea of it is fucking stupid. No.
I think feeling sad every one and a while over real love is better then computer love. The sadness makes it better every so often. Just my opinion.
I would enter it, but not permanently.
I would do it if the time would pass slower in the real world while I'm inside my false reality and if I could leave whenever I want. I'd be awesome.
Reminds me of the movie The Thirteenth Floor
no, because i'd never be able to have a meaningful relationship with another person.
Sure I would There's nothing to do for me here anyways
I'd miss my friends and my family from the real world too much :(
have you ever had a dream, neo, that you were so sure was real? how would you be able to tell the difference between the dream world and the real world?
In before emotional faggots cry on about human attachment etc. etc. who gives a shit you die anyway and your partners die into nothingness too. Like the Surrogates movie. It doesn't matter if something is real or not it doesn't matter in the end you die and cease to have ever existed.
[QUOTE=jalit;18383105]In before emotional faggots cry on about human attachment etc. etc. who gives a shit you die anyway and your partners die into nothingness too. Like the Surrogates movie.[/QUOTE] too bad that movie was terrible and had a retarded message [editline]11:49PM[/editline] you might as well say what's the point in living if you're just going to die into nothingness. with that attitude, well shit why don't you kill yourself right now?
Where's the challenge in that? It is much more intresting to fail in real life trying to get laid.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;18383117]too bad that movie was terrible and had a retarded message [editline]11:49PM[/editline] you might as well say what's the point in living if you're just going to die into nothingness. with that attitude, well shit why don't you kill yourself right now?[/QUOTE] Because it would be fucking painful. Also to immediate family members who are still alive.
I wouldn't. There's no challenge in living a life like that. It's like beating a game with noclip, godmode and stats maxed. There's no sense of accomplishment in that.
Your prize for living in the dream world is death, while your prize for living in the real world is also death. Either "life" is equally real, and has the same outcome.
Surprising how many people are saying yes... Do you not have families? Friends? I'm sure that despite popular opinion some of you must have girlfriends... All seems like a bit of a cry for help to me. Some of you should seek therapy. Anyway, arguing as if this even existed, sureley it's the limitations which makes life worth living? Doesn't the possibility of rejection make things sweeter when you succeed?
I was going to come in and say yes, and use all my cool points, but I've already been beaten to the punch. [QUOTE=Athelus;18383267]Surprising how many people are saying yes... Do you not have families? Friends? I'm sure that despite popular opinion some of you must have girlfriends... All seems like a bit of a cry for help to me. Some of you should seek therapy. Anyway, arguing as if this even existed, sureley it's the limitations which makes life worth living? Doesn't the possibility of rejection make things sweeter when you succeed?[/QUOTE] Sure, I've got a family. Imagine a life where your family doesn't die, and your girlfriend always puts out. That sounds kicking rad to me.
[QUOTE=Athelus;18383267] Anyway, arguing as if this even existed, sureley it's the limitations which makes life worth living? Doesn't the possibility of rejection make things sweeter when you succeed?[/QUOTE] that was very deep. well done.
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