Philip K. Dick as Gamer If you find this world bad, go take a look at others
Prince of Persia The Sands of Time Gameplay
A (non) film about a (non) story
[Virtuality in Deleuze] does not refer, of course, to the virtual reality which digital simulations have made so familiar , but to a real virtuality forming a vital component of the objective world.
Manuel DeLanda, Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (London: Continuum, 2002), p. 30.
The virtual is not opposed to the real but to the actual. The virtual is fully real in so far as it is virtual. [...] Indeed, the virtual must be defined as strictly a part of the real object — as though the object had one part of itself in the virtual into which it plunged as though into an objective dimension. [...] The reality of the virtual consists of the differential elements and relations along with the singular points which correspond to them.
Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition (London: The Athlone Press, 1994), p.209.
Since each is a passing present, one life may replay another at a different level, as if the philosopher and the pig, the criminal and the saint, played out the past at different levels of a gigantic cone. This is what we call metempsychosis.
Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, p. 105; added emphasis .
If you find this world bad, go take a look at others
what if there exists a plurality of universes arranged along a sort of lateral axis, which is to say at right angles to the flow of linear time? I must admit that upon thinking this I found I had conjured up a terrific absurdity: ten thousand bodies of God arranged like so many suits hanging in some enormous closet, with God either wearing them all at once or going selectively back and forth among them, saying to himself, "I think today I'll wear the one in which Germany and Japan won World War II" and then adding, half to himself, "And tomorrow I'll wear that nice one in which Napoleon defeated the British; that's one of my best.“
Philip K. Dick (1977)
Philip K. Dick playing a videogame?
In an alternate (real) world, this paper never happened.