I could try to dive deep into philosophy and try to unpack the questions of whether is this life real or an illusion, a dream, or just a shadow of reality.
But I won’t, see I have started reading an amazing book by David J. Chalmers Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy.
And from just reading the first few pages, I couldn’t help but wonder if some philosophical and technological ideas and theories depend on the life and region people live in.
I get the idea that there’s no real way of confirming that in fact this life is real and we not dreaming and whether or not all of this is just a big simulation.
While that might be easy for Neil deGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk, I doubt people who live who war-torn countries or those experiencing and living under extreme poverty would think the same.
Yes, not all dreams are good, we have nightmares and bad dreams all the time.
But I can’t help but wonder if people in the worst of situations right now wouldn’t choose to pull themselves out, wake up horror sweating like we do when we have a bad dream.
Maybe we are so deeply embedded into it and there is no way of pulling out except death like when Roy dies in the game Roy from Rick and Morty.
I just can’t help but think that sometimes when you live a privileged life of adventure could the possibility of real-life just being a fun simulation is possible.