Life Is a Video Game


There are many metaphors for what life really is, but foremost in the big smarty pants community is the idea that life is a computer simulation.  There happens to be a good amount of information that leads us to believe this is possible and the Edge Bros. are making a film about it to make the idea easier for the Average Joe to swallow.  I found their indiegogo presentation to be amusing and informative.  Check it out for yourself and consider throwing a couple ‘coins’ their way.  Check out their crowd funding page here.

Gabriel Roberts

Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker that specializes in discussions about the nature of perception and belief. After 27 years of passionate searching and study, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview.The details and reasons are catalogued in his book, Born Again To Rebirth.Like many others who have had an earnest thirst for the answers to the big questions of life, Gabriel was not satisfied to settle for not knowing more.His latest book, The Quest For Gnosis explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma.Within The Quest For Gnosis, Gabriel interviews 20 of the brightest minds in this field of study, including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman and many more.

Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, and and is the author of three books. He is continuing his research at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma, WA.

12 Comments on "Life Is a Video Game"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Jun 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm |

    I don’t think I could take a full length documentary on this
    especially from these guys
    “life is a video game” has almost played out
    “life as a prison camp” has already begun
    and will continue as long
    as everyone keeps their head up their video game’s ass

  2. The universe isn’t a computer simulation, computers are universe simulations.

  3. I watched (or am still watching) some of the stuff by Tom Campbell, and something about his perspective rubs me the wrong way. I know of a syndrome where experts in one scientific field can sometimes begin to believe they are an expert in every field of thought.

    At one point he defines consciousness prime goal as entropy reduction. Which, is an interesting thought, but, also difficult to believe as the prime defining factor.

  4. Strange

  5. Joshua Hardee | Jun 6, 2013 at 8:53 am |

    It’s like a couple of indie hipsters decided to remake The Matrix. With no budget or story.

    • Matt Staggs | Jun 6, 2013 at 10:43 am |

      As an “adult” it’s easy for me to be irritated by the fashions and habits of the younger generations, but I’m not going to hate on those kids. At least they’re attempting to follow their passions, and that’s far more than what I was trying to do at their age.

      • Gabriel D. Roberts | Jun 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm |

        These dudes are brilliant and in their early 20’s. I want to see what they have to share. They’ve done their homework. Eliott Edge for instance is almost single-handedly responsible for the aesthetic coolness of Reality Sandwich. This is his first solo venture since parting from RS and It will at the greatest be revelatory and at the least a nerdy-humor fest.

        • Faye Sakellaridis | Jun 7, 2013 at 12:06 am |

          As a friend and former co-worker of Eliott’s, I have to agree with Gabriel. Eliott is really bright, incredibly charismatic, and I agree – this will be a success in one form or another.Talking about life as a video game is way, way more than a rip-off of The Matrix. It’s a very rich topic (the philosophical aspects of it alone are enough to intrigue me – I don’t even need the actual science), and I trust in Eliott’s nerdiness to do it justice. I do not know his brother, but if he shares Eliott’s DNA, he’s cool in my book. 🙂

      • Exactly. I am an old curmudgeon, and I liked those guys. I wish them every success.

  6. The problem with the idea of a Digital universe, is that the universe is Analog. Digital is just a tool for measurement, known to be an approximation. It becomes problematic when we view our universe and ourselves as Binary Code— simply On or Off, This or That. Those who desire to truly “shred on bass” would do well buy a tube amp and leave the chorus pedal at home.

    • I think the Digital essence of it all comes into play when one considers the Metaphysical nature of reality; the purely Physical and Material could be considered the surface, Analog appearing nature of things

  7. Frater Isla | Jul 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm |

    Screw these haters! I don’t care if yr hipsters. Keep it coming, fellas!

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