Did you know that there are good reasons to believe we might be living in a matrix? In May NASA scientists speculated that what perceive as reality may in fact be part of a virtual world. According to their theory futuristic beings—human or otherwise—could be using virtual reality to simulate a time in the past or re-create how their remote ancestors (that would be us) lived. Further, British philosopher Nick Bostrom recently suggested that a race of far-evolved descendants could be behind our digital imprisonment. In other words, we are the product of a highly advanced computer code and we do what we’re programmed to do. So are we living in a simulated reality? Is every relationship, every sentiment, every memory a product of banks of supercomputers? The evidence may surprise you.
Even though these scenarios may seem unlikely and they could almost pass as script for a science-fiction film, there are a few signs one should consider before completely rejecting these seemingly wild theories. So how much control do we really have over our lives? How logical are our everyday decisions? The answer is enough to make anyone uncomfortable. Here are 25 Reasons To Believe We Might Be Living In A Matrix.
The fact that we don't question the mainstream version of ancient history and the origins of our world. Even though there are many unanswered questions about the origins of the human race and civilization, we blindly believe the few limited, possible answers we have memorized in school.
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You depend on the pharmaceutical industry complex for the management of your own mental health. The use of psychotropic medicines is rising rapidly because people have been convinced that mental and emotional problems are diseases.
You knowingly consume toxic poisons like MSG and Aspartame. These two chemicals are widely known to be toxic to the human body yet millions of people continue to poison themselves with tasty but chemical-laden processed foods.
You think the world would be safer if only governments had guns. The willingness to forgo your right to self-defense is a sign that you’ve relegated responsibility for your safety to someone else. Welcome to the matrix.
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You debate more with your friends on matters of the fictional lives of TV characters than on real life’s socioeconomic and political issues that have direct effects on your life.
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You’re more than willing to accrue personal debt to fund your consumer-oriented lifestyle.
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You are completely incapable of accepting that it might be easier than you think to live on less money
You pay taxes to corrupt people you’d love to see imprisoned. This is perhaps the biggest indicator that we are not only living in but that we are also slaves to the matrix.
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You wait in line for the next release of the latest technological gadget even though your current one is only a few months old and in perfect condition.
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You think the mainstream media in your country is independent, free, democratic, and unbiased in service of the people and don’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful.
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You feel like eating genetically modified fruits and vegetables sprayed with pesticides is normal and will have no consequences to your health.
Source: infowars.com, Image: en.wikipedia.org
You still believe there are significant ideological differences between political parties and that there are leaders who will enact real change for the masses against those who hold power, including the bankers.
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You have been totally convinced that issues such as overpopulation, traffic congestion, environmental pollution, and famine in certain parts of the world are normal for our times and we can’t do much about them.
Source: life.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
You are in perfect harmony and accordance with the status quo and never question why things are done the way they are.
Source: life.com, Image: en.wikipedia.org
You believe that the so-called growth and development of the economy that your government keeps talking about is a good thing and that globalization will create jobs for all people even though in practice you see this is far from the truth.
Source: times.com, Image: en.wikipedia.org
You take more pride in your beloved sports teams and their victories than in your own personal goals and achievements.
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You believe everything you hear on the news without even doing basic research about all the “facts” you receive every day.
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You think of over-consuming and excessive shopping as therapeutic methods to feel better and a way to boost your confidence.
You make fun of people who eat healthy, organic food and you find vegetarians weird, but you consider smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating junk food on a daily basis perfectly normal.
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You think of your doctor as a god who can solve every problem or illness you have when in reality he or she is just another human being like you who happened to study medicine.
Source: nytimes.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
You have a job you hate, but no matter how unhappy and miserable you are with it you don’t consider leaving it only because of the money and luxuries it offers you, and because you have no other prospects to turn to.
Source: forbes.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by Bad Faith
You live in a society where the rich are honored and looked up to as role models as they plunder the earth and destroy the environment, while those who try to save it are ridiculed as morons and losers.
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You judge your success by what you have and not who you are.
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You spend most of your day worrying how you are going to pay bills rather than enjoying life.
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Last but not least, you probably spent the whole time while reading this piece trying to prove how wrong and ridiculous every argument on this list is because what you think you know is for you the undeniable truth and you have to attack anything that challenges this conviction without hesitation and stopping to think about the veracity of your own beliefs.
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