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Unformatted text preview: truly experienced a life more fulfilling than reality could have provided. It would become a separate argument if during the time one was mentally exposed he or she could construe that the experience was not in fact real. But if we suppose that the machine is capable of enacting moments that seem truer than the most vivid of dreams, it would easily be mistaken as a wonderful reality. The fear of not living a “real life” cannot be a scapegoat from such an invention if there is no distinction between one’s physical and mental state. Because of the “free will” perspective of modern day life this machine could intimidate many, but I see it as a change of pace for those who had been misguided from following the experiences they desire. This “experience machine” would not have to captivate everyone, but could enlighten one with possibilities or even provide a second chance....
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- Spring '11
- Philosophy, Reality, Simulated reality