The reality of ghosts in the machine.

ghostsWhen looking for clues to the nature of reality, insights come in many ways, even when you are just going about your normal routine. For instance, my grandson had been given new X box for his birthday. He had purchased a car racing game to play on it. A virtual grid of racing cars lined up on the screen and the race began. Being a “why and how” person I asked, who it was that he was racing against? I do know that these games can be interactive with other people that are on line over the internet. He does sometimes race against his brother in Surrey. What happens if no one else is online I asked?

The answer he gave I found slightly disturbing. They are ghosts, he said. The computer takes the profiles of players that have played before, and their driving styles, and races the cars as if they were actually playing. For me this was a whole new twist on reality.

What else around us in our society is operated with ghosts? Are our individual realities populated with ghosts, with the real people playing elsewhere? Are we just an interactive video game after all?

Could actual ghosts that people have seen over the centuries be computer generated glitches in a virtual world?

Aspects of reality

Are we actually holograms living in a virtual world after all?

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