Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Entertainment for the Trip


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if right now you're on a long distance space journey, and everything in your "life" is just a program running to keep you sane?

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  1. Oh that's definitely not me, I would never sign up for a space journey.

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    1. Didn't say you signed up for it. The trip might not be completely voluntary...

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  2. Parts of my life have been a bit insane so I'm thinking I wouldn't like space journey idea if that's what I got to keep me "sane."

    betty

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  3. Then I would be living The Matrix...

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  4. I'm guessing one wouldn't know they're in this fake life. I'm agreeing with Alex, it feels like the Matrix lol

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    1. Probably not. If you knew it, you'd fight to get out.

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  5. Well that would suck especially if I wake up and my commander was my hubby and i was married still to my ex....yuckadoodle!

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    1. I think we can say that won't be true ;)

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  6. I'd like to file a bug report then, because this simulation sucks.

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  7. Then that was pretty mean of them including some of the life things in the programming lol

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  8. Ha! Same here, some of the programming seemed to have malfunctioned!

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    1. No, it didn't. If things went perfectly, you'd know something was wrong ;)

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  9. So for a program, do you mean something like the holo deck on Star Trek? Meanwhile, you know you're really in space. It sort of reminds me of people who are addicted to video games, escaping reality for too long. I get bored easy, so I'd be wanting that program. It beats staring out of a porthole.

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    1. I'm saying it's happening right now, so no, you're not aware. You know you can escape the holo deck.

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  10. I hope there a halo deck or on space ship there should be plenty of work.
    Coffee is on

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  11. It could also be a bit like Men in Black, where Earth is a marble in a game. A program to keep me sane? Now that would be a trick.

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    1. As opposed to staring at the vast expanse of space and waiting. I'm sure that would drive you mad eventually.

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  12. well, if that's the case, what idiot programmed all the misery in my world. If I'm going to travel a gazillion light years away and need some entertainment then I think it should be fun. That said, maybe death is really the arrival at your destination. A whole new world and a whole new life...

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  13. Would I know that it is just a program? If so I guess I would just sit back and go with it. If not....I guess I would just assume that is my life.

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    1. I said this life, so you wouldn't know...

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  14. Ha! Same here, some of the programming seemed to have malfunctioned!


    เย็ดสาว

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    1. If it was all unicorns and rainbows, I think we'd get suspicious ;)

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