You are somebody’s hobby…

02007-08-14 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch – New York Times
Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.

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  1. Carol

    Let’s hope whoever isn’t playing marbles.

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  2. ~C4Chaos

    it’s metaphysics. there i said it :)

    ~C

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  3. Adam Solomon

    Mmm…the best way to freak yourself out is to engage in the kinds of speculations that are possible because it’s always impossible to KNOW that there’s NOT anything beyond what we perceive. You can have a lot of fun thinking about things like this…

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  4. Carol

    When a person considers how many living cells within our own bodies we are “Playing with” and others still smaller. probably should make us feel a little bigger. I for one am glad we don’t kow the whole picture. It is fun to think about.

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  5. Will

    hrmmmm…..

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  6. Eddie Russell

    if our universe in its totality is a hobby, i would hate to imagine that particular persons work…lol

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