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There are aliens, but they are not in this Universe, they are running this Universe as a simulation and we are just their experiment.

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And unless they're running it as a fictional entertainment piece and you're either the hero or the exposition character giving exposition to the hero who's somewhere on this site, how do you know with such certainty?

We will all live in a nano particle that simulates the universe for every living being that exists.

AI will maintain the physical existence of all life, while we live inside a simulation.

Its the only true way for life to survive indefinitely.

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Prove it isn't happening right now

When I read the title, my first thought was self-driving cars allowing us to travel long distances within a fraction of the time, thus extending our cities much further and allow more people to live with far more freedom. Self-driving luxury smart RVs at affordable prices will let people live like actual protagonists in their own stories that will be forged with the help of collective AI Superintelligence and all taking place in seamless shared mixed reality worlds.

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let people live like actual protagonists in their own stories that will be forged with the help of collective AI Superintelligence and all taking place in seamless shared mixed reality worlds.

INB4 we'd end up literally in someone else's piece of fiction, either the story of how we fixed whatever ended up going wrong with the AI and/or two levels of metafiction as we'd be in someone else's story where the villain has been using what you describe to churn out an endless supply of fiction or whatever

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i just talked to a bunch of teenagers in NYC. THey told me that michelle obama is a man and showed me the photo proof on their phones.

Im not saying this as a political thing, just , I'm not sure what to make of it, other than the internet may actually as a net effect gotten really good as spreading information that isn't enlightening the human race. It's more anime women with penises, and political memes and photos of celebrities naked and less AI coding classses and how to design rockets to the moon.

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On the one hand, you kinda have a point about how we need education reform, on the other hand, this seems like one of those arguments that criticizes the internet for having entertainment on it people like instead of being some kind of only-academic thing that "positive-brainwashes" us into becoming basically a worldwide science lab like some kind of Planet Of Hats (e.g. the shower thoughts about how we have the same kind of computing power in our phones that took people to the moon that vaguely imply we should be running moon missions from our phones). TL;DR your non-academic examples aren't all the non-academic Internet consists of and it shouldn't have to be all one thing

ever read the book time machine?

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If you're saying that future will happen exactly, first prove the time traveler part

Pantheism summed up 👍

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Reminds me of a thought experiment I thought up once (not my actual spiritual beliefs) that took a different spin on the "God is all there is and we're just inside him" idea and instead of postulating we're in God's body, said that we're in his mind/imagination (because a truly omniscient being wouldn't need to create universes since they could just imagine up all possible ones and what would happen in them)

Maybe... humans are actual cancer...

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12 points · 12 hours ago · edited 7 hours ago

If that was true; cancer could get cancer because we can get cancer, and maybe whatever we're cancer to would be cancer itself and so on ad infinitum

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Won't happen until the aftermath of a catastrophic event like WWIII.

Someone gives a great speech afterwords about humanity coming together in this moment of despair. The remaining countries agree that maybe blowing each other up isn't the best course of action for our survival and put aside their differences to further better humanity.

Then once we expand into space the cycle will begin all over again but this time with more advanced weapons ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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"I know not what weapons will be used in WW III, but I do know what weapons will be used in WW IV: Stone spears."

Often attributed to Einstein, the origin of the comment is uncertain. Nevertheless, it is more likely than that we would exit WW III with sufficient technology remaining to engage in space exploration. If we do have any technological base left, we're much more likely to be focused on survival, and making sure that WW IV never happens. It would be decades to a century before we could go exploring again.

We could luck out and have a "wet firecracker war", where only a few nukes are used, but that's unlikely.

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"I know not what weapons will be used in WW III, but I do know what weapons will be used in WW IV: Stone spears."

Literal-minded me thinks "Einstein [or whoever said it] only said stone spears would be used, he didn't precisely say that society would regress to the point where those were common weapons" and even wrote a writing prompt about what other circumstances than the implied ones would cause WWIV to be fought that way

If "catastrophes need to happen" every number of generations to keep the population united, why not just cut out the middlewar, go back to polytheism and just sacrifice a bunch of people to a god or whatever?

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Original Poster1 point · 14 hours ago

Vampires can only exist in one of the dimensions. That's why they have no reflection. Edit: so basically what you said. I like that.

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Except vampires are only supposed to have no reflection in old-fashioned mirrors, because those mirrors were backed with silver which vampires are weak to

42 points · 13 hours ago

Let me guess... The anti-autism vaccine would then cause cancer?

Maybe AIDS since they're not fans of science in the first place.

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There's two camps on this; some people want that to happen and some, like me, want to use the "autism vaccine" as a Trojan horse to give the anti-vaxxer kids all the vaccines they need

36 points · 3 days ago

It doesn't matter that there's some good here, we don't disagree. The issue is that by creating a sentient life without their permission you are violating their right to never be born, You are imposing life on something, throwing them into a world that they never asked to be in where there is a very good chance they will not enjoy their time here with no dignified exit.

Not only that but there is a disproportionate amount of suffering in the world compared to the pleasure, by a long shot. You have to put the good directly up against the bad. You have to be able to tell the child on chemotherapy right now that your orgasms make up for their extreme suffering, and you know that isn't true. Tell me, what good in the world directly makes up for even one child suffering and dying from cancer right now?

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You have to be able to tell the child on chemotherapy right now that your orgasms make up for their extreme suffering, and you know that isn't true.

Yes, because that's not how "good balances out the bad" or whatever arguments work

6 points · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

By "taints" I don't believe the other commenter meant the heights of human experience can't be enjoyed as they should be. It's just that you really must be ignoring the suffering millions of other humans are experiencing in that same moment. As is the human condition. Furthermore, there is the moral asymmetry argument, which states that we have no moral obligation to create a being who will be happy, but we do have a moral obligation to not create a being who will suffer. Suffering and happiness are not interchangable. If you were asked whether you would experience 5 minutes of the worst possible pain you could imagine, to experience 5 minutes of the best joy you could imagine, we all know what you and anyone else would choose.

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Score hidden · 12 hours ago

we all know what you and anyone else would choose.

Yes, because if the pain wasn't lethal it wouldn't be the worst possible pain but if the pain was lethal I would be unable to experience the joy unless this thought experiment is meant to kill and takes place in a universe where heaven exists

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Score hidden · 23 hours ago

What?

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Score hidden · 12 hours ago

I'm saying that by your same logic, the common antinatalist argument of comparing life to an abusive relationship is a false analogy because you can end abusive relationships and still have there be a "you" to hopefully be happy after

Yes, and that is accurate. Life is chemical processes. It changes at death, that's all.

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True, but that's not what I was saying. I was talking about comparisons like life being a party (when you have a life before you go to the party), life being an abusive relationship (when there wouldn't be a you to be "single" after you "break up with it") or birth being comparable to some kind of building you enter and experience some kind of negative consequence (be it a theater showing a bad movie no one leaves alive or a casino that cuts off limbs if you lose) or a crime you could call the cops on

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Humans suck.

The way we treat animals alone is grounds for permanent dismissal. Not to mention how we treat each other.

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Agreed. We disqualified ourselves long, long ago. Kill all humans (humanely, though we hardly deserve it), put dogs in charge and start over.

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1 point · 12 hours ago · edited 5 hours ago

And what if the dogs don't work? I mean, they were domesticated by us and if you think we're bad enough to not even be deserved to be killed humanely, why do you think something we "made" would do differently? Also, could they get to our level without basically turning into us (not in terms of badness but in terms of capabilities)?

So just get TV airtime, dress up as an alien, and tell people that (unless fear as a motivator would be missing the point/still bad)

I don't disagree but just wait until we're all "les miserables" and have digital Javerts watching our every move, because it's gonna happen.

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does having Javerts mean we need Valjeans and "Barricade Boys"(and girls) or would going the same kind of revolutionary route make us an entertainment simulation that was its cyberpunk AU?

Democracy and Truth lost January 20th, 2017 (trump),

Corporations, Racists, and Russia won...

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This wasn't our "last chance" i.e. they'll only win on January 20, 2021 if we let them.

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On the one hand, if he isn't could we somehow make him that way, on the other hand, what if that's how he wants people to think he is

Reminds me of an idea I had to secretly get rid of the nukes but hide the disposal method (which won't be by using them) behind so many layers of bureaucracy and security clearance that world leaders don't know they're gone so we still have what looks like MAD but no one is actually capable of carrying out balance-tipping actions.

Imho evil has won and there is no place for the good people today.

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Score hidden · 23 hours ago

Or maybe evil just derives power from making you think that

Original Poster2 points · 3 days ago

If you think the world is just sociopaths and good people, then you're confused. It's far more nuanced than that. Everyone alive today is the descendant of a successful lineage of sociopaths. It's about being less of a sociopath yourself on a day to day basis that can bring change.

Notice your own scientific literacy. You understand what gene editing is, you understand what neuroscience is capable of. Yet your first impulse is to cleanse all sociopaths via murder rather than simply turn off the genes. This is the sociopath in you talking. The spoiler to the movie "Humanity and Planet Earth", is that we're all more or less sociopaths.

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Score hidden · 23 hours ago

But doesn't the whole "Syndrome Principle" apply and, in some sense, if everyone is a sociopath, no one is?

Read about the philosophy of antinatlism. Basically we believe that nobody has the right to bring another being into this world and subjecting them to the horrors and pain of living. Basically procreation is morally wrong and we believe that not being born at all is better than living. Thus I chose not to have children because I love my hypothetical offspring to much too see them suffer.

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Score hidden · 23 hours ago

But what I'm saying is you're only helping yourself by making yourself feel better/that you're making the world a better place (since no one would exist that you'd be saving from this world) and isn't that as selfish as you think procreation is?

If you love your kids, don't have any. Not having them is the greatest act of love you can perform towards your kids.

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Unless you believe not having them means they live in some kind of utopian pre-birth limbo, who are you loving if you don't have kids

That would require more breeding and suffering though. Besides, we already have wild equivalents of most domesticated animals. Buffalo are like wild cows, there’s wild sheep and goats that do not need to have their wool shorn by humans. There’s wild ducks and geese. There’s also tons of other wild animals that are displaced by domesticated animals that would have a chance to return if we stopped farming domestic animals.

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Score hidden · 23 hours ago

That would require more breeding and suffering though.

No wonder y'all are so defeatist, you seem to think the only good solution (other than essentially being a successful supervillain) to problems like this doesn't exist because if it had it would have been implemented many years ago to save people the suffering

5 points · 1 day ago

The world isn’t going to go vegan overnight. If there’s a gradual shift over a period of time they’ll stop breeding domesticated animals that cannot survive in the wild or breed on their own to begin with.

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Or, if feasible, try my crazy idea and "artificial-select" (through selective breeding and maybe genetic engineering) them back to a form that can survive in the wild

i am doing something - stockpiling guns and ammo so i can hunt the people responsible for the collapse and eat them when shtf

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Why go for the archetype that'd also necessitate studded leather armor (not that that kind of armor in itself is a bad thing), you can make the rich pay now, maybe try watching some Leverage instead of Mad Max or The Walking Dead if you need ideas.

If CO2 didn't trap heat, Earth would be a frozen ball.

This isn't an engineering problem, it's a human beviourial problem, The Fermi Paradox at work.

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Calling it the Fermi Paradox is basically admitting either defeat or that we've been contacted by aliens in the past (and they got through the exact same things)

6 points · 2 days ago

Post-collapse America will be like the Middle East crossed with the Ik people of Uganda. The complete loss of faith in not just their leaders but the human condition overall will turn America into a permanent warzone, good for war money, bad for living.

The refugee crisis will strain Canada's resources to the point of our own collapse.

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And how parallel are you going to get? Will Canada try and make us pay for a wall? /s

5 points · 1 day ago

Deadpool 1+2, Marvel is owned by disney

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That doesn't mean every Marvel character is, otherwise he would have been in Infinity War

The arguments for animal rights seem so hollow to me, when we cant even take care of our fellow humans. You can see people quite literally stepping over homeless people to go to a vegan restaurant. There are millions starving in the world, some of them in your town, and you worry about lobsters?

It reminds me of the prolifers who can't muster a few dollars in taxes to actually take care of the children.

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No, that's a false analogy, because prolifers, by the virtue of their philosophy's buzzword, should be expected to support people after they're born, nothing in veganism/animal rights says you should e.g. help the homeless (but it doesn't mean you shouldn't either)

No suffering, no meaning. Imagine if the US would have gain independence just with a "ok" from Georgie.

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It only seems that way because you're paralleling with something you're looking at in hindsight through slightly rose-tinted glasses

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