Soul is a byproduct of the advanced stage virtual reality progress.
The advance of technology in creating virtual reality experience
for gaming industry unavoidable leads to the creation of the
virtual world were player finally will be essentially part of
software simulated the reality. This software replica of the
player is indeed all features of the human soul as it is described
in human culture.
It is easy to fantasize about hypothesis that our world is the
virtual reality game. There is idea that our body is software
object incorporated into software simulated Earth and all objects
inanimate and alive alike around and the soul is the citizen
of the Higher World in symbiotic connection. It is full invert
analog to the situation in our world when person plays first
person type virtual game. In virtual game developed in our world
a human is analog of the soul of Higher World.
To stay at solid ground of logic and reasoning the theory of
virtual reality must to show that there are no technological
limitations for coupling our physical body with computer software
creating unrecognizable from our material world experience. Is
it possible to formulate technical project of creation full scale
illusion of reality in virtual game. Can we create at the present
level of scientific understanding and technological advance the
device no matter how expensive it is that will unrecognizable
simulate surrounding of the any given human?
The answer is we are almost there.
There is no need to argue that two main senses like sight and
hearing are already can be tricked since invention of sound film.
Virtual games at computers bring interactivity that is next step
to be completely confused where you are inside virtual surrounding
or sitting in chair. There are several directions to follow creating
full illusion of reality constructed virtual world.
Theater scene with life actors.
It is most expensive but
in the same times most technologically achievable avenue for
creation artificial reality. There are few movies incorporated
this idea. The Truman Show 1998 movie presents implementation
of this scheme is details. Main character is purposely confused
from the birth that he is living in natural environment when
in fact everything around including weather is the staged performance.
Intuitively clear that theater of illusions is not quite true
virtual reality, at least it is obviously no high-tech one. One
can say that baby King who had never left palace is the citizen
of constructed virtual reality. Nevertheless this example shows
that even low level yesterday technology can create artificial
surrounding for anybody. What it cannot to do is to create phenomena
of soul when conscious of person is belong to Higher Word and
physical body or its software object is in lower one.
Theater scene with robots.
The deviation from previous
scheme is not to attract human actors for mimicking reality.
Everything around player will be material but not alive. If player
would harm anybody in this world there will be no pain inflicted
to no living thing. It means that there will be much less limitations
for player how to act so much less possibility to test is the
surrounding actually exists or constructed. In the theater like
scene actor cannot to kill fellow actors and to check there anatomy.
In robot populated world it is doable. Of course robots must
be much better replicas than modern ones are. The scheme with
robots is incomparable cheaper to the one involving human actors
because in advanced technological society labor time is the most
valuable entity. Nevertheless this scheme has no clear solution
to the dualism body and soul.
The touching screen alike clothes.
Human body is put into
tank with salt water exact density as it free flowing with tubes
for life support. All senses are fed with information about virtual
world around producing by computer simulation:
Sight by pair of glasses with stereo images;
Hearing by pair of earrings;
Smell and Taste by adding mix of molecules of special configurations
into air and liquid flow;
Touch by creating pressure at the any point of body by a smart
tight like suit with numerous micro and large prickles to imitate
any material interaction with surrounding;
Focusing ultrasound energy able to be focused inside the body
to imitate internal organ feelings.
A development and production of such instrument is more or less
close to the modern technological capabilities. It will be extraordinary
expensive but affordable to the top thousand most rich individuals
and department of defense. The obvious niche for mass consumption
would be safe sexual adventures. As porn finance internet the
same artificial bordello will be the main customer. What about
soul and body here? Real body in tank paradoxically is associated
with the soul and artificial personality in software surrounding
with material world. It is the first step in progress of virtual
reality when it is legitimate to speak about dual spiritual,
motionless soul and active, sort off, body. It is confusing, I know.
There must to be inherited limitations for duration of uninterrupted
presence of the human body in such instrument for mimicking virtual
reality. Taking aside the problem of muscle dystrophy? Maybe
it could be handled by suit massage, the aging, mass falure of
critical organs and death of the body are still unavoidable outcome
of the life at present understanding of human biology. The scheme
is durable but clumsy and aesthetically ugly.
Short cut cables to the brain.
Instead creation optical
image for human eye to see it is possible in theory to bypass
this stage at all and simulate the signals transmitting from
eye retina to the brain. Optic nerve contains around million
nerve fibers. What if connect them instead of photoreceptor cells
in human eye to the output video signals matrix from simulated
computer. Modern technology of video sensors is still far away
from characteristics optic nerve of human eye. All this is almost
science fiction. But every invention was until in short or longer
time was brought to the market. If connect every nerve with wire
from computer simulating signals from virtual reality there will
be no way for such brain to distinct between fantasy and reality.
Telling thought experiment would be to make conflicting of outside
wire and nerve closer and closer to the brain. There is no reason
way such wire input to be just where nerves are entering brain.
So we can image the stand alone brain in some biological liquid
with blood like flow along it and platinum wires connecting our
cognitive organ with computer that communicate with brain creating
impression of physical world. In such system brain is our soul
and outside reality will be computer software. There is very
small information if any about how long isolated brain can function
outside the body. Most possible much longer than together with
body just because there will be less courses for death. Here
we can logically come to the phenomenon of reincarnation. It
will be enough for the situation of the death in virtual world
to remove memories of previous virtual life and start it from
beginning as other human being. Selective erasing memory is from
scientific fiction but if free standing brain will be the actual
fact a memory manipulation should be not a big obstacle.
Replacing organic brain with virtual one.
The brain is
the computer. If this statement is true it means that to have
the biological hardware of the brain is immaterial for the cognitive
process. As any computer can be described by logic of interaction
between its elements these by themselves are defined not by construction
but by reaction on the situation the same must related to the
brain. At the previous step of virtual reality implementation
we isolated the thought machine, brain, from human body and at
the final step here will be separation of thinking process from
specific hardware implementation. Freeing individuality from
its material implementation in form of brain means essentially
the immortality of the soul. If computer can be destroyed by
hummer by the exact replica of the software installed in it can
be periodically duplicated and restored in a case at other computer
securing a resurrection.
The final step in advancing technology of virtual reality brings
the situation that human personality and surrounding world will
be pure information separated from material implementation. Essentially
the soul and material world will have the same nature – information.
Is it true now? Material implementation of our existence is based
on elementary particles these act by physical laws these on the
micro level have no resemblance with our day by day experience.
It looks like information about our physical world is implemented
as software on some weird computer.
Here is full circle. Beginning from the task to advance virtual
reality experience we reach the situation that is exact analog
of our existence but we can trace its root to the material world.
It is only logical to reverse engineering this logic back presuming
that our world is virtual software and come to the conclusion
it was constructed as described above.
The ultimate unanswered question will be what was the very first
world that had created first virtual reality? There can be only
two really distinct answers. First one is that our world is indeed
the very first. It means that as for now there is no such thing
as soul. Second possibility is that the start of intelligent
existence was so long time ago that it is untraceable. The souls
and world are essentially the same were forever and will be always.
The only antagonist in such scenario is boredom.
Apr. 8, 2019; 10:54 EST