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Superworld Superposition

Or maybe they will resurrect me into that Duckburg universe because they want to do me a favour?

Besides, what is when one dies in a world into which he was resurrected or in the ‘natural’ world, e.g. from an overdose of those mentioned drugs?

A favour? What for?

Why should that make any difference?

Btw: I just recollect that once I had a dream in which I was resurrected in a purgatory-like landscape in which I had to fight demon-like beings. Apparently this was supposed to further my character development. But I believe it was rather an excuse for the simulators to see some brutal action. Even if we live forever through different worlds, some of them will probably be extremely unpleasant.

Heroic actions?

  1. Since you are a fan of animation (MLP, Furry, anime), you probably know “Adventure Time”. I imagine that world to look like the Nightosphere from that show.
  2. Wouldn’t “the simulators” have to answer to an ethics comittee?

That’s an interesting thought. In some religions there is the belief that you get rewarded for heroic actions with rewards in the afterlife. How plausible is that in a setting in which simulators simulate our world. Why would they value our heroic actions in our world? It’s not obvious that they would. Perhaps heroic actions disturb their real plans. In that case, we could even get punished for performing heroic actions.

What does constitute a heroic action after all? Is it defined by overcoming fear? If yes, then that’s a valuable skill to have. Performing a heroic action would prove that you possess that skill.

It would probably be easy for the simulators to grant everone the skill of heroism after they die. But it would be probably even easier just to select from the most heroic people in the first place. So, the idea that people are rewarded for heroic deeds is not unlikely. Though, the reward will probably be something that requires you to perform heroic deeds in certain roles. So, you are probably sent into increasingly challenging adventures, if you prove your worth to the simulators in this world.

Probably something like that. But it doesn’t need to have anything to do with our ideas of ethics.

There’s a post I’ve written that summarizes different ethical positions when it comes to simulations:

I wonder… what if I’ve already died many times in many different worlds this here is my 316th incarnation?

Maybe that means that you got addicted to the game that is played in this simulation? Or you switch between different simulations. In practice, it doesn’t matter much, because your memories of previous incarnations have been deleted thoroughly. Maybe not completely, though. There’s a small possibility that one could access those under certain circumstances. Although, if people tried to find out those circumstances scientifically, such a project would be very quickly classified as pseudoscience.

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I don’t understand what ye meant in the first sentence.

Ok, so what are those incarnations? Let’s assume in the superworld there’s your “higher self” and that higher self plays a video game (which is basically the world we live in) and you are effectively the in-game character of that “higher self”. When a character dies, the higher self can decide to continue playing a different character, or playing a different game entirely. With 316 incarnations (meaning 316 different video game characters), it’s to be assumed that the “higher self” is very fond of playing such games.

If “I” live in some highly advanced space utopia, why would “I” want to live a boring live in a retarded world like this one here for fun*?

*fun is the goal of any videogame per definition

The highly advanced space utopians might have nostalgic feelings about the simple and primitive times we live in. Just as some of us have nostalgic feelings about the middle ages.

Maybe we have things that they lost. Things like being able to live in a world that can be improved by one’s own actions.

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That’s a good point ye have.

For me now in this world, it is the opposite. I dream of being some kind of hero in a space utopia, who experiences adventures on megastructure habitats, travels the universe on FTL spaceships and lives forever. me dreams

Maybe because that’s what I really am and the world simulation I currently inhabit has lags so I get flashbacks into my true higher life?

What kinds of heroes does a space utopia really need? This world definitely needs heroes.

Also, the grass is always greener on the other side.

I occasionally have the feeling that I’m a stranded time traveler from the future. But I attribute that more to my vivid fantasy and my insight into the problems of this world, and how it could be better, than anything else.

Also, I wonder… who or what are ‘the simulators’?

Could ‘the simulators’ respawn us in Equestria, the world of the cartoon show ‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’?

this phenomenon is called “alienisation” - btw, have you seen my space-ship? i don´t remember where i had parked it, just before i met this incredible girl and spent the night with her and some galactic drinks … :cold_face: