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Lord Hydrak's avatar
4 years ago
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Lord Hydrak
Professional Mad Scientist!
Hi, I'm obsessed with the Afterlife.
So, make up an afterlife or explain how you would live in one of these I have created.
You know, basically, an idea that says, "what if this happens when you die?"

Here are mine:

<<< You are in another world, but the only things that exist here are things or people that you have altered. (Maybe only things that you have improved?) How would you react to this? Would you enjoy it more if it was also things and people that/who have improved/changed you?
<<< You become omniscient, but cannot change anything. The only physical functions you still have are thoughts; no sexual drive or physical needs. (how your mind can think without breathing is a paradox.) How will you respond to this? Will you choose to look inwards, and ferment your thoughts inside your head, to create your own world? Will you explore the world that moves on, as though you had never lived?
<<< You become the thoughts that you have expressed to other people. Your consciousness follows every idea you have ever expressed, every memory of who you were before you died. The only way you can change anything is suggesting thoughts into the minds of people who still have a shred of who you are in their minds.
<<< You are stuck in a room. There are two chairs. You are sitting in one. An unfamiliar figure is sitting in the other. He or she is as confused as you are. He or she speaks, explaining how he/she is just like you: a random dead person. You begin to talk and so begins a conversation that will last for eternity. (Or maybe not!)
Carpetsmoker's avatar
4 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
IMHO the question 'what happens after you die' makes just about as much sense as asking 'what happens to my TV after I turn it off'.
asemisldkfj's avatar
4 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
how about: it turns out your life was just part of a simulation initiated by some other beings as part of an experiment. when your life is over your consciousness re-enters the body of one of these beings, who then goes on to choose (or be forced??? I haven't created a universe for these beings) another simulation which to enter, the parameters of which we can't even conceive with our paltry simulation brains. this of course lends some special property to the consciousness we experience such that it can't be simulated without the participation of one of these beings. I don't actually think any of this is true. inspired by.
lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i love a good simulation.
Lord Hydrak's avatar
4 years ago
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Lord Hydrak
Professional Mad Scientist!
If it is a larger, more complex simulation that we would be thrust into, it actually be fine by me... Just more world to explore, right? Who says that what is outside of the simulation is any better?