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Did Philip K. Dick Disclose 'The Matrix' in 1977? Options
Guillermo
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:15:38 PM

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In this 1977 speech Philip K. Dick talks about the "computer programmed reality"

Did Philip K. Dick Disclose 'The Matrix' in 1977?

"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977
Tracy
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 2:49:55 PM
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Crap, I turned 11 in 77.
All the technology we had back then was pong!
We didn't even have Atari yet!

Interesting video.

It had me thinking about Pythagoras. Second and maybe third hand accounts seem to say Pythagoras said numbers and math were a fundamental force of nature. To my way of thinking that's not far from saying information is a fundamental force of nature, and it's not a big leap from there to say, "computer programmed reality." Think
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We didn't have Atari yet, but dentists did hand out sodium pentathol as a pain killer.
So, we had that going for us.
Tracy
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:49:56 PM
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Doing my best Homer Simpson imression:
"Mmmmm, sodium pentathol..."
Guillermo
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:06:06 PM

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Tracy wrote:
Doing my best Homer Simpson imression:
"Mmmmm, sodium pentathol..."


:D That was funny!

"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977
JF
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:11:10 AM

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PKD was able to tap into so many things throughout his life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeVgEs4sOo&feature=related
I consider PKD to be the American equivalent of Jules Verne.
http://www.philipkdick.com/aa_intro-fr.html
PKD was born a century after JV & was able to see so many things that had become reality since JVs time.
JV lived long enough to see a movie about people traveling to the moon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Voyage_dans_la_Lune
PKD could see the actual lunar landing on TV & lived long enough to see the start of the STS era.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle (STS)
PKD died in the month of March, as did JV.
http://www.philipkdick.com/works_novels.html
If PKD had lived into his 70s, he might have had as many published novels as JV.
JV lived long enough to see how the telephone was becoming a common thing.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-Early-French-wall-phone-c1905-w-Adar-receiver-/370438747280
PKD lived long enough to see the dawn of the cell phone & the laptop computer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Mobile_Phone_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_laptops#Osborne_1
So would an octogenarian PKD be impressed with a pocket computer known as the iPhone?
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/05/11/apple-fires-back-about-android-sales-reports/
Perhaps, but he was looking far beyond anything like a conventional smart phone.
http://www.smartplanet.com/technology/blog/thinking-tech/how-recorded-futures-prediction-machine-works/3524/
By the mid 1950s, PKD realized something that today might be called a Quantum Search Engine.
http://www.philipkdick.com/films_minreport.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Minority_Report
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/02/recorded_future_its_like_googl.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100921171349.htm
Using something like a Temporal Web Browser, one could skip a head to see various probable moments in the local future.
http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/index.php/2008/07/07/google-earth-in-the-third-dimension/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Underkoffler,_TED_2010.jpg
Scanning & glimpsing distant future times could reveal plenty of unrecognizable things.
Of course if time & space is part of a vast interactive recording & program, then one could also look into key moments in the local & distant past.
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm119901184/tt0181689
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able_Danger
http://www.onion-router.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_(search_engine)#Windows_Live_Search

A big info-dilemma remains for humanity, unless one is a natural psychic, or a remote viewer, Temporal Web Browsing will be off limits to the general public.
However, some people will still try to develop their own Temporal Web Server & hack into the universe to reveal plenty of mysteries & secrets.
http://whatismyipaddress.com/web-server
http://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_viewing
http://fusionanomaly.net/terencemckenna.html
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/mckenna-terence/6286
http://fusionanomaly.net/timewavezero.html
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/mckenna-dennis/6015
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/high-clif/39980
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/guercio-paul/6206

http://www.philipkdick.com/new_intro.html
http://www.philipkdick.com/films_intro.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonlocality
Guillermo
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 4:11:22 PM

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There is an article about Philip K. Dick at wired.com today:
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/7-past-and-future-philip-k-dick-adaptations/

"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977
jim
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:46:18 PM

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"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977

What a quote!
Guillermo
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 10:14:17 PM

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jim wrote:
"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977

What a quote!


With your permission Mr. Elridge, I am adopting this quote as my forum signature. ;)

"We are living in a computer programmed reality."
- Philip K. Dick, 1977
jim
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 11:00:52 PM

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Absolutely, Guillermo. You have chosen a good one!
Boris
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Just correcting the link from the first post (as it does not work):

LINK

and adding the link for:

Philip K. Dick – In Pursuit of VALIS

(where VALIS stands for: Vast Active Living Intelligence System)


terrorgoat
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PKD was great. I read Valis and I was very disappointed. It's so sad when the great thinkers try and figure out a way to slip religion in and it destroys where they could end up. It was an interesting story, though, but I wish he could have separated the Christianity from his own thoughts.

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