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alexandra_thorn ([personal profile] alexandra_thorn) wrote2013-10-10 09:02 am

Discussion question: life in a simulated universe

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?