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Imagine yourself digitized, would you choose to live in a virtual world that can have pretty much all your wills fulfilled?

1. You are immortal for however long you wish to stay in this virtual world assuming free electrical power is given, the computer doesn't break, blackout, bsod, power surge, and you "might" be able to leave the virtual world after 100 years.

2. You are able to take any forms as long as you have a consciousness, you can choose to terminate yourself if you want to.

3. You are never hungry but you can choose to eat as much as you like since you control your senses.

4. There might be others there with you so you can have some neighbors, think of Expelled from paradise.

P.S. Don't end up in bunny hell.
Posted 4/21/16
Yes no question at all.
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Yes, sign me up
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Nope
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Sure. Some caveats I'm curious about though.
In addition to having control of senses, a vast choice of environments to live in would make it not really necessary to have to worry about adjusting your senses. The stimuli would reflect the environment so people with preference for certain stimuli or varying degrees of it just need to occupy their preferred environment.
I would want to know I am actually interacting with others as opposed to being the sole occupant of my world? How would you know? The system could end up developing an AI that recreates subjects to interact with you that are actually copies of everyone elses digital self but not actually them.
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You are right, it is possible to have others being just duplicates of the people you know. My guess is that the duplicates would not be able to have a memory of certain events even though the memory is created for them. For instance, if I have to recall the event that happened yesterday, I would have to think in terms of my regular schedule based on where I am currently, which is home, then associate with the days of the week, then I know I should be at my work place yesterday, then I know the people that are presented at work and what I did and did not do with them. A duplicate would not be able to recall these events I think, but this is just a guess.
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ye sur
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Sounds nifty.
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I don't know. It's tempting but I think I'll stick with this crapsack world and try and make it a tiny bit better.
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Sounds too boring.
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Sure, being able to kill things for money sounds fun.

Wait... I can do that in the real world as well.
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No. Everything would feel fake, to me. I cannot fool myself into adopting the virtual realm as my "real world," especially given my attachment to various people, animals, and locations. I would drift into despair and loneliness. I'd become a cheesy, angst-filled drama queen with a subdued death wish, as well as a sociopath. I would become a bad cliché. It's a bit funny.
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Yes. A world of magic that I travel, finding love, making enemies and friends, overcoming hardships, etc.

I would also modify my memories such that I no longer know I am in a simulation or that I have preset parameters on my exciting life.
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fredreload wrote:

Imagine yourself digitized, would you choose to live in a virtual world that can have pretty much all your wills fulfilled?

1. You are immortal for however long you wish to stay in this virtual world assuming free electrical power is given, the computer doesn't break, blackout, bsod, power surge, and you "might" be able to leave the virtual world after 100 years.

2. You are able to take any forms as long as you have a consciousness, you can choose to terminate yourself if you want to.

3. You are never hungry but you can choose to eat as much as you like since you control your senses.

4. There might be others there with you so you can have some neighbors, think of Expelled from paradise.

P.S. Don't end up in bunny hell.


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