I always like to “try out” all my new theories on my guests at the bar. Got to talk about something. Might as well throw something at them, see if it connects.
You ever watch Sci-fi movies? Yeah, sometimes. What about this? You know in space movies, the passengers/crew members get in those hibernation caskets? I don’t know what the official name is called. They get in there on long travels through space so that when they arrive, they don’t age, not 150 years. In 1,000 years, we’ll be traveling to other planets, like Mars, but it’ll take, even with all the new technologies, 100 years to get to the destination, because the planets are so far away. I’ve read even if we’re able to go at light speed, it’ll take a helluva long time to travel thru space to get to a planet like Mars, or even further. So you get into that “bed” like a mummy, and sleep for 100 years, and when you arrive, you’re not 150 years old, but the same age as when you left.
Now what happens when you’re in there? Do you dream? Perhaps to stave the boredom of 100 years of sleep, you experience a virtual reality. They hook you up to that, and you live a virtual life for 100 years, before you get to your final destination. Wouldn’t you rather that, than it be nothingness? And maybe you can choose your virtual reality experience? We’re in the year 3,000. You can choose a reality from the past: Year 1500 to perhaps hang out with Shakespeare, or maybe 2000, to hang out with a young Britney Spears. Whatever you want. The trick would be to NOT KNOW that it is a virtual reality world, because if you knew it was, that might cause you to WAKE UP. You wake up, like you’d do a bad dream, but in this case, you’d be stuck in space for another 100 years, and obviously, not make it to your destination, because you wouldn’t probably live that old. Or maybe you’d just get back in, and pick year 2017, to meet Clint Curtis, the forefather and Nostradamus of this future experience.
(See what I did there).
When you die, you wake up in Mars, or wherever your destination, and you live what life that place has to offer.
Now here’s my point, you can probably see where this is going. What if RIGHT NOW we’re actually in that hibernation, and experiencing 2017. This isn’t actually reality, but a virtual reality we’re experience from the past. We are experiencing the life of our forefathers. Again, when we die, we wake up, and we’re actually thousands of years into the future.
I was watching a movie last night, and I loved this beautiful line. It’s in the future, and one character says to the other character, you’re a bad person. I’m NOT like you. And he says,
It doesn’t matter. You’re here, and I’m here.
So are we actually living a virtual life?
It doesn’t matter. I’m here, and you’re here, and that’s all we can really prove right now.