Re: Invasion of the Meme Snatchers

Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 23:42:28 MST

In a message dated 2/15/2002 8:01:39 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< I think that Persinger's experiments with triggering hypnogogic seizures
 (i.e. the 'religious' or 'abduction' experience) with cycling magnetic
 fields on the brain demonstrate that there is a significant degree of
 stimuli needed to trigger these odd experiences, which could be easily
 triggered by nanoprobes tapping directly into the neural net of the
 brain. >>

Well, yes, but why not just look for EM fields as a reason for people
"seeing" things, rather then look for nanotech beings floating around? We can
certainly perform both types of searches. Is there currently any need to hunt
for leprechauns, though?

<<Well, the question of the presence of nano-probes or even
nano-civilizations living as 'crypto-dirt' is a very important test to
the question of whether we live in a simulation, because if you accept
the reasoning of the Fermi Paradox, either they are here as nanites and
we just haven't detected them yet, or else they aren't here for the
simple reason that the universe is a simulation which is FAR younger
than our observations would indicate, which is why we have not seen
alien species jetting all over (or living as nanites in our brains or in
the dustmice.) >>

What would the purpose being for uber-beings to create this cosmos as a
simulation? One of the things that concerns me with this conjecture is that
its identical to 'young earth' creationists, who believe that God planted
fossilized remains to fool us into believing the earth is older then 6000

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