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April 03, 2012, 01:12:58 PM
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In some other thread I was referred to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1jHx29C70
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZlAhdz_ei8 .

Quite fascinating, is it not? And do not tell me that this has nothing to do with Bitcoin.

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Morpheus: Everything begins with choice.
Frenchy: No. Wrong. Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.

All those matrix movies and philosophical stuff generously sprinkled all over, it is all about Bitcoin somehow, I am sure.

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April 03, 2012, 01:33:29 PM
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Damn you, Vlad, now I'm stuck for the next hour watching this documentary  Grin

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April 03, 2012, 01:37:19 PM
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Damn you, Vlad, now I'm stuck for the next hour watching this documentary  Grin

Ha, that's nothing. I checked if a local Uni has any courses in Philosophy that I could take.  Grin

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April 03, 2012, 01:47:56 PM
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One of the most profound questions a mentor of mine, who's no longer among us, continually asked me was, "Why does JELL-O® do what it does?" A couple years passed when one day I was in a discussion with him about some now unknown topic. At one point, I finished speaking, whereupon he stated, "Now, you know why JELL-O® does what it does." (perhaps paraphrased)

Since then, I've been at a lost as to what I was taught though, at the time, I experience an "a-ha" moment. Can anybody here help me regain my departed friend's philosophical lesson?

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April 03, 2012, 01:48:25 PM
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If you want to explore further, I can recommend this collection of essays: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Matrix-Philosophy-Welcome-Popular/dp/081269502X/  Before reading, note that it was published prior to any of the sequels.

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April 03, 2012, 02:37:32 PM
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I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary while it was commenting on the first and the second matrix movie. I could not for the love of me get my head around the third part's interpretations so that was a bit of a let down. But over all a very intriguing documentary and I'm thankful to the person who posted the link in that other thread last night.

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April 03, 2012, 02:38:14 PM
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Wow!

Also, while it may or may not be relevant to the Philo of Bitcoin, I highly recommend everyone read Plato: The Symposium.

Its really a staple of modern philosophy concerning itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love,

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April 03, 2012, 02:49:05 PM
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Damn you, Vlad, now I'm stuck for the next hour watching this documentary  Grin

you must be keen... i have trouble watching 1 minute with that borked aspect ratio.

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April 03, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
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That choice is only an illusion is only one of many philosophical points of view (Laplace's demon, Determinism).

Even if this world is a simulation, actors like us still may develop momenta unforeseen by the programmers.

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April 03, 2012, 03:03:39 PM
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That choice is only an illusion is only one of many philosophical points of view (Laplace's demon, Determinism).

Even if this world is a simulation, actors like us still may develop momenta unforeseen by the programmers.

That's it, enough of you, I'm switching you off now  Grin

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April 04, 2012, 08:02:14 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1jHx29C70

This link just gives me a bit picture that says this video is private... am I not part of the cool club?

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April 04, 2012, 08:44:50 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1jHx29C70

This link just gives me a bit picture that says this video is private... am I not part of the cool club?


Hmmm, "some things do change". Perhaps, "the machines" did not like bitcoiners watching that stuff and taken it down.

this is the same video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZlAhdz_ei8


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April 04, 2012, 09:12:59 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1jHx29C70

This link just gives me a bit picture that says this video is private... am I not part of the cool club?


Hmmm, "some things do change". Perhaps, "the machines" did not like bitcoiners watching that stuff and taken it down.

this is the same video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZlAhdz_ei8



Thanks!  Watched it, but don't really have any comments. ciao

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April 04, 2012, 09:21:46 AM
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Wow! Neat idea.

I have a love/hate relationship with media that poses more questions than answers.  Undecided
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