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Post by munsi » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:19 pm

I’m proud of the community we’ve created.

We built replicants, from scratch, then programmed them to believe they were actual people, before dropping them into a perfect recreation of an early twenty-first century town.

In this recreation, they work, strive and live, believing themselves to be real human beings, believing their actions to matter in the grand scheme...

Believing nobody’s watching, taking notes.

There’s more conflict than we predicted, but they manage it among themselves, and to date the results we’ve gotten back have been… useful.

We’ve learned a lot, through their simulated lives, about how people lived back then…

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Post by MonsieurMoustache » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:53 am

The Sims for aliens. Nice. Enjoyed this!

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Post by strawman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:42 pm

How does one prove one is not a sim?
Isn't the Velveteen Rabbit a sim?
Wasn't Pinnochio?
Adam?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by SpareInch » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:05 pm

strawman wrote:How does one prove one is not a sim?

There is a simple test.

Just drive out of town heading north. If the next place you come to is the same town, approached from the south, you're a Sim.

Easy! :P
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.

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Post by strawman » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:03 pm

SpareInch wrote:
strawman wrote:How does one prove one is not a sim?

There is a simple test.

Just drive out of town heading north. If the next place you come to is the same town, approached from the south, you're a Sim.

Easy! :P
Wow, that's really strange! Built-in Deja Vu!

So, how does one prove one is not a sim?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by pondspider » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:37 pm

Ask a goldfish.

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Post by strawman » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:32 pm

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But the goldfish is a sim.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by pondspider » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:06 am

Just as a goldfish is said (wrongly, probably) to have poor short-term memory and so never gets bored in its bowl of water, the same would apply to a sim in SpareInch's scenario...
SpareInch wrote:Just drive out of town heading north. If the next place you come to is the same town, approached from the south, you're a Sim.

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Post by strawman » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:38 am

I think "wrongly probably" is probably right.
My son's goldfish kept committing suicide by jumping out of their tank.
At least, that's what his cat said.
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"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by MonsieurMoustache » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:25 pm

strawman wrote:I think "wrongly probably" is probably right.
My son's goldfish kept committing suicide by jumping out of their tank.
At least, that's what his cat said.

In a universe where cats talk, suicidal goldfish seem perfectly believable. :)

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Re: Our Community

Post by SpareInch » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:39 pm

strawman wrote:
SpareInch wrote:
strawman wrote:How does one prove one is not a sim?

There is a simple test.

Just drive out of town heading north. If the next place you come to is the same town, approached from the south, you're a Sim.

Easy! :P
Wow, that's really strange! Built-in Deja Vu!

So, how does one prove one is not a sim?
Failing to prove that you ARE a sim is probably the best you can manage.
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.

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