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    Simulation Theory “There’s a one in billions chance we’re in base reality,” claims Elon Musk, product architect of Tesla Inc., founder of SpaceX, and more. In recent years, the simulation-argument has gained serious traction as we further advance technologically, and intellectually. However, not everyone is on board with the “simulation argument”—a term coined by Nick Bostrom (Philosophy Professor at Oxford University) when he published a journal stating: [A]t least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof);…

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    to the good life, rather, they are referring to it as enjoyment (attitudinal pleasure). Another way to interpret this is by saying that a good life is having many pleasurable experiences and nothing else. A hedonist might say that if you enjoy doing something, then doing so is pleasurable, so your life is good. Well, according to Robert Nozick, a very famous philosopher, a good life is not just about having a good time, it’s about having a true time. There are other intrinsic goods we value such…

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    Life Is Life Simulation

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    Is life a simulation? People say life is a mystery and is not susceptible to anything except for death. Most say that there is even life after death. But what if all of that was just futile. That we were not even real. That we are just a dream or a simulation of some other world. This is the topic that could make most confused or skeptical and make some question our very existence. Are we real? Do we have free will? Is life a simulation? Almost nothing today can run such a sophisticated program…

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    as it is clear that we would gain a considerable amount of pleasure from this experience and limited pain, however, we are inclined to value the effort given to the action just as much as the outcome. This suggests that pleasure is not the most important element to overall well-being. Whilst unaware of this at the time, the satisfaction cannot be considered true satisfaction as it has not met my criteria of desires. This kind of blissful ignorance whilst in the machine surely doesn’t outweigh…

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    go against status quo bias and aversion loss, which, I suggest, explains why The Matrix 's narrative revolves around sinister machine rulers, who treat humans as mere batteries, and aim to callously destroy those who pose a challenge to them. In creating such a narrative, the film-makers engage our moral emotions such as anger, solidarity, and empathy, which rally us against the machines and the concept of the Matrix. These moral emotions inflate further, once we become engrossed with the…

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    P*H '*Zˆ-1 in EKF x(rm) = x(rm) + K*z; % map update using pointer rm P(rm,rm) = P(rm,rm)-K*Z*K '; end end lids = find(landmarks(1,:)==0); % all non?initialized landmarks if -isempty(lids) % there are still landmarks to initialize i = lids(randi(numel(lids))); % pick one landmark randomly, its index is i l = find(mapspace==false, 2); % pointer of the new landmark in the map if -isempty(l) % there is still space in the map mapspace(l) = true; % block map space landmarks(:,i) = l; % store…

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    one can also argue that once you begin to alter the parameters of the experience machine you are essentially affirming Nozick’s conclusion. Nozick might respond with: “Well of course you find the Experience Machine more appealing now because we addressed concerns other than your own individual pleasures, such as a responsibility owed to our family and the environment." As a result, we are just illustrating that we need something other than our own individual pleasures it order to be satisfied.…

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    how he felt living in a world of holograms and fake reality; however, we will never know for sure what his thoughts were. Author’s decision to not allow the reader to communicate with protagonist sets yet another barrier for forming a relationship, which is the central topic of this narrative. Third and probably the most important tension happens between the protagonist and people around him. The protagonist starts off about his childhood dream of living with people like Aunt Zsa-Zsa and Uncle…

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    this in order to find a solid base of what we certainly know, so he can build up what we can know onto that certainty. In these meditations he brings to light some problems with knowing things that we perceive, the problems include his sanity, an evil-genius, and the possibility that anything beyond ourselves is just a dream, a simulated world within our minds. This last one, the dream world problem is the one we will concern ourselves with here. Through these…

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    When we fall asleep and we dream how do we distinguish if what we are seeing or imagining is real or not? How do we even know if we are imagining what we are seeing, or if what we are seeing is actuality? Based on The Matrix, humans are always in a dream-like state. The film depicts humans attached to a huge artificial intelligence system called the Matrix run by evil machines. This system controls the human mind and conveys it with virtual reality depicting life. In the film, after Morpheus…

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