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Red Pill or Blue?

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The World Transformed

The World Transformed


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Imagine this choice: you can live in the real world with all its limitations and shortcomings or you can live in a perfect simulation of reality...where "perfect" means not only that you will never know the difference -- never suspect for a moment that you are experiencing anything other than reality -- but also that all weakness, frustration, and limitation of your current existence is removed. In the simulation you can have everything you want to have, do anything you want to do, and be anyone you want to be.

Which would you choose?

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome Futurist Aurelian Carpathia, who believes that such a choice will soon be available to all of us, and that moving our experiences to a simulated reality (or "simulaity") will not only make it possible to fulfill our wildest dreams, it will solve the longstanding problem of material scarcity.

A world with no limits -- is it possible? Tune in and explore.

About Our Guest

At eighteen, Jacob Stephen Cook broke from a lifetime of religious indoctrination and spent the next three years completely reconstructing his worldview while overcoming depression, engaging on his wall-turned-timeline and in discussion groups a broad spectrum of views with a no-censorship policy. To symbolically transcend his past, he decided to change his name, finally becoming Aurelian Solaris Carpathia.

Carpathia is an administrator with the Singularity Network, where he focuses on the core concepts – neural interfaces, life extension, cryonics, cyborgs, virtual reality – which are of special interest to him. Via the Singualrity network he interacts with such thoughtful and creative minds as Philippe van Nedervelde and David Pearce. He attended the Alcor Life Extension Foundation’s fortieth anniversary conference in 2012.

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