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I am actually watching Back to the Future 2 at this moment and reading an article on augmented reality and the progression that MS wants to do with Illumiroom to break the boundaries of our TVs for video games.

Great timing for a topic on reality and our perception and effect on it.
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I wish I could fly. What do I need? A plane of some sort.
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In my own opinion, this reality should just end. Too much restraint on our every day lives.
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Posted 2/3/13
Look at how handsome I am. Does that answer your question?
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Posted 2/3/13 , edited 2/3/13

turborobo wrote:


moneygrip3030 wrote:


turborobo wrote:




If we are assholes for being right, then we are in the highest echelon of assholes.

I have no interpretation reality, as all I stated was the simple and irrefutable definition of reality.

Philosophy is meant to teach wisdom, but what is so wise about taking a philosopher's word for what is true? The only real wisdom is gained from experience. Philosophy often trails off into the bedwetting of self-denial in order to appear upright. When the hallucinatory religious part creeps into it, that's a cue for the people who are "meant to be in control" to stop listening, i.e. blue bloods and "upper crust" people.

As for mine or anyone's beliefs, where does belief, besides justifiable true belief, defined by believing what can be proven, have any place in reality? Why even use the term belief, since it will likely be confused for holding a religious perspective as being true over all others with the possible willingness to die for that idea called fanaticism?


Props, That was a very insightful and well thought out argument. I find no faults with your logic as it is yours and thus true to you. Well played sir!


You can argue with anything, so why not try finding the faults? They are there if you chose to root them out, but what did you do instead just a moment ago? Sarcasm in place of any real effort. If that's the way you see the reality of debate, then I won't try to alter it.


http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/strayfe/t20983t182u2t_zps1e2bfcd6.jpg

All in red applies to me, every single day, for the last 3-4 months when all of my issues finally snowballed as my world view irreversibly crashed when my brain finally snapped. It took less than a second to occur as a result of preceding events spanning the last 5 years of my life.

This is before I even knew about this philosophically described type of crisis, yet reading it I felt like I was reading some kind of autobiography of myself. It's very, very real, and yet there are people who reject the idea that it's real.

Right now as I write this, distraction and sublimation apply to me. There are some things that you can take the philosophical word for, although sometimes I wish they weren't so damn right..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existentialism Leaving this for anybody in the thread who hasn't heard of the school of thought regarding this.
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Speculations. What is real is real, and the idea that it may not be will always remain just that, it may not be real, unsubstantiated and unfounded. Solipism is bad metaphysics and bad philosophy, and is only tenable as pure speculation, because it is unprovable, contrary to the spirit of philosophy, which seeks to prove its own assertions.
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Reality is what is commonly observed and observable, anything outside of that is metaphysics, philosophy, insanity, and unproven hypotheses.
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Reality is whatever I want it to be, dammit.
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Alanj95 wrote:

Reality is what is commonly observed and observable, anything outside of that is metaphysics, philosophy, insanity, and unproven hypotheses.


Which is also a metaphysical position.
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longfenglim wrote:


Alanj95 wrote:

Reality is what is commonly observed and observable, anything outside of that is metaphysics, philosophy, insanity, and unproven hypotheses.


Which is also a metaphysical position.


Which is widely agreed upon by the people that look at reality the hardest.
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Posted 2/3/13
screw rality i rather have anime be my reality
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I exist.

Thus, I kill you.
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We are all just pieces of code blinking in and out of existence yet we don't know it. oops now you do.
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Posted 2/4/13 , edited 2/4/13


oooh, Hawking radiation in the hizzy....
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