Cyberspace. Is it real?

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  1. aka-dj profile image78
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    There is much debate over the "reality" of the spiritual realm. There is (a) god, there isn't. There's a heaven, or hell, or not. And so the discussions go on.

    We all know what is meant by the term, cyberspace, I hope. Is it real? Does it exist?
    How can one truly comprehend it? Is it similar to the spiritual? an it be compared? Is it "alive"?

    Thoughts?

    1. Beelzedad profile image53
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One of the most valuable things about understanding the world around us is that we need not have to compare reality to fantasy when we know reality doesn't permit fantasy to exist. smile

      1. aka-dj profile image78
        aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So how does this answer my question?

        It doesn't! As usual, from you.

        Or are you saying that "cyberspace" is fantasy?

        1. Beelzedad profile image53
          Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile

      2. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        (fantasy exists otherwise there wouldn't be a word to define it)

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      think it's a terrible analogy.

      Here's one for you - a rainbow - is it real?

      1. aka-dj profile image78
        aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good one !


        Now go and start a new thread on it.

        1. profile image0
          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          nah, just hi-jack this one. 

          Rainbows are an illusion

          1. aka-dj profile image78
            aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Why want to hijack my thread?

            1. profile image0
              Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              'cause I'm not trying to prove god is real.

              God is no more real than a rainbow

              1. aka-dj profile image78
                aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                That's great!

                Now, moving right along. I find it fascinating that, cyberspace does not exist, in the sense of our senses, except for sight and sound. Games are a perfect example of interaction with a software program, which also does not exist.
                Yet, this combination of software, electrons, computer screens, and intelligent users, can have experiences such as anger, joy, fun, frustration, relaxation etc.

                Not bad, for something that is not "real".

                1. profile image0
                  Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  cyberspace is a concept describing the interaction of people via electronic means.   I can type something at this end, and people can read it and respond.  'Cyberspace' is not living.  It requires people - to sell or buy things, have an opinion, type, play games etc.

                  Still don't see how your analogy helps your cause for god.

                  "The internet" or even games are more tangible than god.  I do something and something happens.  I purchase something on-line and a parcel with what I ordered arrives.   That's more than any prayers answered.

    3. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes - it exists as a data transfer network comprising many millions of independent data transfer networks, IT infrastructures and other physical pieces of equipment scattered around the world to allow the data transfer.

      No =- this term also applies to the abstract concept "interaction" which does not exist in physical reality.


      Quite simple really - you could probably learn about it and understand it if you were not so busy selling your religion. I comprehend it thanks. Not sure why you assume that because you are incapable of understanding something - everyone else is as well. sad



      Of course not. This exists in physical reality as well as conceptually - no comparison really.

      It is not organically alive - but if you want to stretch the definition of "alive" conceptually - I suppose you could make an argument that it is alive in a sense. Like a "community" of people could considered "alive." 

      I hope this may help you learn to differentiate between reality and fantasy. Good luck learning - nice to see you trying to actually learn something instead of selling your irrational beliefs.

      1. aka-dj profile image78
        aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm giving it all away for free!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ah - so you were not actually interested in a discussion about the reality of cyberspace - which I though was interesting - you just want to push your religion again. I wonder if you realize how dishonest that is? sad

          This is why your religion causes so many conflicts.

          1. aka-dj profile image78
            aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You accused me of trying to "sell" something.
            I merely corrected you.

            But, hello to you too!

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              The fact that you do not comprehend the price you are paying does not mean there is not one to pay. sad

              Dear me. Hello.

              1. aka-dj profile image78
                aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                What price would that be?

                Onslaught from atheists like yourself?
                Not too painful. Rather fun, really!

                1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Ah - onslaughts huh? Dear me - no wonder your religion causes so many wars. sad

                  But no - that is not the price you are paying dj. You would not understand.

                  1. aka-dj profile image78
                    aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Try me?

  2. blogdigz profile image54
    blogdigzposted 7 years ago

    What does cyberspace have to do with this forum?

    1. aka-dj profile image78
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ye, I know.
      I connected the two in my intro. big_smile

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Cyberspace is where the lawyers will look for evidence against you in a divorce case. Yes how real is it?

  4. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Of course, a religious person would ask this question or post this thread. lol lol

    Always knew plenty of them had trouble distinguishing between reality and non-reality. lol

    1. Castlepaloma profile image77
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One guy posted in the travel forum

      The fastest way to go around the world is NET... World Wide Web... by simply typing the place you wish to go to

      I was wondering if he had adream scape machine to sell us? I think internet is a lame tool for doing anything without all the five senses, nothing like the real thing

    2. aka-dj profile image78
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure you were privy to other discussions where the meaning of what's "real" and "exist" were dissected to oblivion.

      This was intended for something along those lines.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image77
        Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think Cyberspace will favor spiritual non religious movement rather than it wills the Religious movement. It is already happen in America now.  Out of 400 top WE University and colleges gave a survey. It noted that 87% said they were somewhat spiritual rather than religious and 65% said they religious,

        The youth will change our way of thinking soon enough. Once people realize how limited Religious thinking really is and Cyberspace provides a wider range of new ways of thinking to expand on.

 
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