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  1. 1. Presence and the Meaning of Life<br />Exploring (Tele)Presence Simulation Scenarios and their Implications<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />(Tele)presence concepts can be used to explore the practical and philosophical implications of the simulation argument: the notion that individuals may be trapped within manufactured realities.<br />
  3. 3. Simulation Taxonomies<br />Dainton, Fleet, and Jansch have devised taxonomies of characteristics that describe various simulations.<br />
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  5. 5. Simulation Scenarios<br />Just as there are many technologies and forms of (tele)presence, there are many ways in which our seemingly unmediated human experience could be “generated by and/or filtered through” technology.<br />
  6. 6. Simulation Scenarios<br />The Physical Presence Scenario<br />The Intercept Scenario<br />The Avatar Scenario<br />The Android Scenario<br />The Infinite Regression Scenario<br />The Monism Scenario<br />
  7. 7. Physical Presence Scenario<br />The Physical Presence Scenario posits that our bodies are immersed in a virtual environment that is so realistic it cannot be distinguished from the true physical environment.<br />
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  10. 10. Intercept Scenario<br />The Intercept Scenario presents the possibility that, although we are in control of our own consciousness, our bodies and the material world that surrounds them are an artificial construction.<br />
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  13. 13. Avatar Scenario<br />In the Avatar Scenario, we are a virtual character being manipulated. Our bodies and consciousness are being used by gamers who manipulate our every thought and action through a gaming interface that is completely imperceptible to us.<br />
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  16. 16. Android Scenario<br />The Android Scenario supposes that the individual, rather than the environment, is simulated. It suggests that the subject’s consciousness has been engineered.<br />
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  19. 19. Infinite Regression Scenario<br />The Infinite Regression Scenario considers the possibility that human existence is a compound of some or all of the other scenarios. There is no end to the number of possible worlds that might be situated within one another.<br />
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  22. 22. Monism Scenario<br />The Monism Scenario suggests a single consciousness responsible for everything. Although there is the illusion of autonomy, everyone is part of one consciousness interacting with itself through personae that have been imagined into existence.<br />
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  25. 25. Epistemology<br />What would the individual present in this scenario have to know in order to reveal the illusion and find the exit?<br />
  26. 26. Epistemology<br />Gaps and Seams<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />
  27. 27. Epistemology<br />Gaps and Seams<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Extrinsic Simulation/Original Psychology<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />
  28. 28. Epistemology<br />Gaps and Seams<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Extrinsic Simulation/Original Psychology<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Evidence/Comparison<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Android Scenario<br />
  29. 29. Epistemology<br />Skepticism & Experimentation<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Android Scenario<br />Intercept Scenario<br />Infinite Regression Scenario<br />
  30. 30. Epistemology<br />Skepticism & Experimentation<br />Physical Presence Scenario<br />Android Scenario<br />Intercept Scenario<br />Infinite Regression Scenario<br />Spontaneous Realization<br />Monism Scenario<br />Avatar Scenario<br />
  31. 31. Consequences<br />The consequences of uncovering the illusion of a simulation depend upon the “extrinsic” or “intrinsic” nature of the simulation itself.<br />
  32. 32. Consequences<br />The consequences of uncovering the illusion of a simulation depend upon the “extrinsic” or “intrinsic” nature of the simulation itself.<br />Prison of the mind?<br />Prison for the mind?<br />
  33. 33. Religion and Morality<br />God is an engineer?<br />
  34. 34. Religion and Morality<br />God is an engineer?<br />Through engineering, we can achieve God-like status.<br />
  35. 35. A God’s Dilemma<br />A God or “Ultimate Creator” (i.e. the first creator) is alienated from what it has created.<br />
  36. 36. Free Will & Morality<br />The Amorality of the Intrinsic Simulation.<br />
  37. 37. Free Will & Morality<br />The Amorality of the Intrinsic Simulation.<br />The limited morality of the Extrinsic Simulation.<br />
  38. 38. Revealing the Simulation<br />If we are living within some type of simulation, even a most pleasant one, is it moral to reveal the truth?<br />
  39. 39. Revealing the Simulation<br />If we are living within some type of simulation, even a most pleasant one, is it moral to reveal the truth?<br />If false understanding is temporary and will ultimately be uncovered, resulting in an unhappy state: Yes.<br />
  40. 40. Revealing the Simulation<br />If we are living within some type of simulation, even a most pleasant one, is it moral to reveal the truth?<br />If false understanding is temporary and will ultimately be uncovered, resulting in an unhappy state: Yes.<br />What if false understanding is permanent or if there is no such thing as absolute truth?<br />
  41. 41. Death and Mortality<br />Is telepresence technology an avenue of escape from mortality?<br />
  42. 42. Death and Mortality<br />Is telepresence technology an avenue of escape from mortality?<br />Avatar, Android, Intercept<br />
  43. 43. Death and Mortality<br />Is telepresence technology an avenue of escape from mortality?<br />Avatar, Android, Intercept Scenarios<br />Android Scenario<br />
  44. 44. Death and Mortality<br />Is telepresence technology an avenue of escape from mortality?<br />Avatar, Android, Intercept Scenarios<br />Android Scenario<br />Monism Scenario<br />
  45. 45. Implications for Design<br />The dramatic portrayals of people unknowingly existing within one of the simulation scenarios and the ways they are shown to uncover the illusion, provide clues for us to design effective illusions. <br />
  46. 46. Implications for Design<br />The dramatic portrayals of people unknowingly existing within one of the simulation scenarios and the ways they are shown to uncover the illusion, provide clues for us to design effective illusions.<br />Transportation (Departure and Arrival)<br />
  47. 47. Implications for Design<br />The dramatic portrayals of people unknowingly existing within one of the simulation scenarios and the ways they are shown to uncover the illusion, provide clues for us to design effective illusions.<br />Transportation (Departure and Arrival)<br />Eliminating Inconsistencies<br />
  48. 48. Implications for Design<br />The dramatic portrayals of people unknowingly existing within one of the simulation scenarios and the ways they are shown to uncover the illusion, provide clues for us to design effective illusions.<br />Transportation (Departure and Arrival)<br />Eliminating Inconsistencies<br />Morality<br />

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