Reality As a Simulation?

By Mark Antony Rossi

Recently I was conversing with an engineer on social media who works at Space X the independent upstart regularly launching its unique rockets into space.

He began to lecture me about his reality is really just a big simulation; thus we were pawn’s in a bigger game. At first I thought he was being metaphoric and I laughed in with a joke or two.

But no. This brilliant engineer was dead serious. I mentioned to him this notion was explored in the movie “The Matrix.”

And even then it was hokey had hard to follow like “The Force” and other pseudo-philosophical diatribes. According to his incredible logical since no one can prove reality is not a simulation than it must be true. I fired back that one of the most convenient elements of this idiotic theory is it allows people off the hook from personal responsibility. Just like conspiracy theories you are not a fault for your decisions, your life it’s all a set up by the Man, the Bankers or in this case the Aliens.

If we already didn’t have enough things to use to escape reality such as alcohol, drugs, sorcery and socialism — now let’s throw all our remaining values out the proverbial window because reality is not real — it’s an alien simulation.

After further research I discovered there are a great many adherents to this “simulation” concept. My solution for them is quite simple: hand over your valuables to me. You don’t need them. But I can use them to pay off my simulated mortgage and all that simulated food my children consume like zebras on steroids.

As long as you attempt to escape reality rather than dealing with it you are no better than crack heads who shower more frequently. Perhaps you all can relocate to some distant island with candles and fish and wait for space aliens to make contact. I’ll be at home trying to figure my simulated taxes.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York. 

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