Open Question: Is Solitude, Even Isolation, Better Than Poor Company?

Is solitude, even isolation, better than poor company? Is loneliness better than poor company? Please register and explain at our new website. (Photo credit: Thomas Rousing)

Is solitude, even isolation, better than poor company? Is loneliness better than poor company? Please register and explain at our new website. (Photo credit: Thomas Rousing)

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Aran
Aran

An interpretation of Nick Bostrom's Simulation argument opens a window of opportunity for the existence of at least one solipsist mind. This argument does not violate any physical law, so it could be a non-zero probability.

Yossarian Johnson
Yossarian Johnson

Editor

All true. I think @JohnZambis point is that conditions are virtual reality can create conditions of genuine solipsism. Solipsism (in terms of real solipsism) is a fallacy. I remember Bertrand Russel explained why.

Aran
Aran

There is a non-zero probability that the solipsist mind is simulated by a higher being such that the mind perceives sensations as if there is an external universe . That higher being itself could be a single simulated entity, ad infinitum. Another possibility is that the solipsist mind might be a brain in a vat.

JohnZambis
JohnZambis

Editor

@Aran are your views on solipsism transitive to single player virtual reality?

Aran
Aran

I think solipsism has the potential to solve existential problems.