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In the coming decades, the technology that enables virtual and augmented reality will improve beyond recognition. Within a century, world-renowned philosopher David J. Chalmers predicts, we will have virtual worlds that are impossible to distinguish from non-virtual worlds. But is virtual reality just escapism? In a highly original work of 'technophilosophy', Chalmers argues categorically, no: virtual reality is genuine reality. Virtual worlds are not second-class worlds. We can live a meaningful life in virtual reality - and increasingly, we will.

What is reality, anyway? How can we lead a good life? Is there a god? How do we know there's an external world - and how do we know we're not living in a computer simulation? In Reality+, Chalmers conducts a grand tour of philosophy, using cutting-edge technology to provide invigorating new answers to age-old questions.

Drawing on examples from pop culture, literature and film that help bring philosophical issues to life, Reality+ is a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it.

©2022 David J. Chalmers (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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  • Joseph Bertolini
  • 05-03-22

Unconvincing

Unconvincing. Long winded and repetitive argument. We tangible world issues to address without being distracted by a non hypothetical issue.

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  • 03-07-22

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this book has convinced me that mental illness is a prerequisite for being a professional philosopher

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  • Peter
  • 02-24-22

Taking the simulation argument to the next level

The self-confessed atheist and world leading expert on the study of consciousness, David Chalmers writes that Simulation theory provides one of the best arguments for the existence of God. For anyone who wants to win the debate either way, this book is essential reading. David is bound by the chains of the methodology of his discipline and holds the questions of the meaning of virtual worlds against the light of major philosophies throughout history. Spoiler alert. How did I know you would keep reading? That chair that you have grown up knowing as being real is still real whether it is made of atoms or digital information. You have been thrown out of Eden where a rock is a rock and an apple is red and now know reality is not that simple but under most scenarios you know what rocks and apples are and that’s all that matters. The study of philosophy is useless, except that it has given us the most important things in humanity such as art, religion, economic and political systems and even science. Will Reality + provide a roadmap to Humanity 3.0 as we try to breaker a truce with AI? Oh, and yes, if you believe you are in a simulation, you might get an afterlife.