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7. Metaverse: The World Reimagined

Brian Wu1   and Bridget Wu1
(1)
Livingston, NJ, USA
 

In 1974, philosopher Robert Nozick discussed an experience machine that would stimulate an individual’s brain with happy experiences indistinguishable from experiences in the “real” world. Nozick asked a question: “If given a choice, would we choose the machine over reality?” In 1999, the sci-fi movie Matrix raised a similar question: red pill or blue pill? Pop the red pill and wake up in the real world where you see the world is just a simulation created by the Matrix, or swallow the blue pill and ...

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