Oct. 10th, 2013

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Here's a science-fictiony hypothetical I'd like to play with. If you're interested in playing along, please read the following and respond...

Suppose when you die you wake up and discover that you're now living in a Matrix-style simulated universe, run by a benevolent AI that does everything it can to ensure that all of the inhabitants are as comfortable as happy as possible. Which aspect of your new reality do you think you'd find more appealing: 1) you can now be alone whenever you want to, or 2) there is now the possibility of mind-melding anytime you want with anyone you want, assuming that consent is mutual?
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Followup to the question I asked in my previous post (http://alexandra-thorn.dreamwidth.org/48698.html):
In the same hypothetical post-mortality simulated universe scenario, what sort of world do you imagine you'd end up creating for yourself?

Something like your current existence only a bit better (maybe by removing physical ailments, unpleasant surprises, or similar)? Something different but still engaging with a simulation of a physical world (superpowers, maybe)? A disembodied existence where you deal only with abstractions, or directly interface with other minds? Something else entirely?

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