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September 11, 2008

Living in Sim City

What if we are really living in Sim City? With rules programmed in that make us respond in certain ways to different situations. For instance, when we are hungry we stomp our feet and get frustrated. Then our moral goes down and we lose points. We also lose energy and lose our jobs. Then we lose the game.
And when we play by the rules we prosper within an artifical environment that means nothing in the real world. In Sim City we control the destiny of our artificial selves. It's great. WE are what we create in Sim City. Now if only our Sims could be happy in their simulated lives.

Posted by carl1236 at September 11, 2008 11:37 PM | Philosophy

Comments

A great thought. I wish we were in sim city, then ever now and again I could pause the programme.

Posted by: milo at September 12, 2008 5:12 AM

But Sims can't pause the program and that's part of the problem. Sims live in an artificial environment. That's fine as long as we don't know we are Sims. Kind of like the Matrix. But as human beings we can pause the program whenever we want. But few of us do. Because we are afraid of not being a Sim and what that means?

Posted by: John at September 16, 2008 12:22 AM