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  • Re: artificial intelligence god

    @lobster said:
    You’re welcome @Kerome
    I am a real computer geek. :3

    Or are you a simulated computer geek?!!

    lobsterShoshin
  • Re: Are we living in a computer simulation?

    @David said:

    @techie said:
    Just adding to this ...

    If this theory is true, then

    • we don't have a self per se (as new programs are being added and so there is no core identity)

    • rebirth is the new and improved version of the software

    • order or dharma in this world is the result of careful, meticulous programming

    • chaos (like disease, earthquakes) is introduced now and then like a virus or malware to the system. Results in bulk delete. Explains dukkha.

    • Evolution - biological and other types - can be seen as successive software updates based on trial and error. Explains anitta.

    All this fits in well with Buddhism. =)

    Except that it sort of posits a programmer/designer doesn't it?

    It's programmers all the way down. :p

    lobsterTravellerDaviddhammachick
  • Re: Word Association Game (2)

    Shoshin
  • Re: Word Association Game (2)

    Dorne

    (So help me, I WILL turn this to Game of Thrones)

    Shoshin
  • Re: Is everyone here an atheist?

    I see four possible ways of viewing Universal Consciousness that miss the mark.

    That there is a Universal Consciousness and you believe in it.

    That there is a Universal Consciousness and you don't believe in it.

    That there is not a Universal Consciousness and you don't believe there is.

    That there is not a Universal Consciousness and you do believe there is.

    All of these are only views and are all wrong. Believing that they are all wrong is just a view too and not it.

    Eh, I guess views are the raft. So maybe ignore me and carry on.

    lobsterherberto