Irst Term Paper Why I know I am not in the Matrix
Write a term paper (5 double-spaced pages -12pt font) on the following topic:
You are living in 2050 AD. Someone has completely convinced you that Virtual realitytechnology has progressed so far that a Matrix scenario is now possible. Such technology would allow that a human person can be immersed in a vat and can thereupon have their brain programmed with sensations and memories that would fool the person into thinking that the merely virtual Matrix worldis the actual real world, even though the real world is only your body being thus programmed and tube-fed in a vat.
The term paper may have your own original conjectures and ideas on the limitations of virtual reality programming and the presumably Undeniably-real natureof human consciousness and our human experience of the real world around us, but it should at least treat the following issues:
1. Analyze the notion of space and the notion of time and the notion of God and universal causality and how such deeply philosophical realities could possible enable you to at last find out the truth about whether you are not merely a Brain in a vat.”
2. Imagine that you are trying to prove to a good friend that YOU YOURSELF are NOT a Brain in a vat.What personally-based, reasoned-out, critically sound Argumentscould you bring forth to convince your friend?
Please include the bibliography that you used at the end of the paper, and footnote all material that is not common knowledge or your own speculations and opnions. Use any standard style sheet for setting up the bibliography and the footnotes, or follow the following style
FOOTNOTES Your Text: As William Irwin tells us, Many people recognize The Matrix as a retelling of the greaest story ever told.”4
At the end of the paper insert footnote 4 as follows:
4Irwin, William, Computers, Caves and Oracles: Neo and Socrates,in The Matrix and Philosophy, edited by William Irwin, Open Court Publishing, (Chicago, 2002), p. 5.
Your BIBLIOGRAPHY simply alphabetically lists the articles and books that you used as follows:
Irwin, William, Computers, Caves and Oracles: Neo and Socrates,in The Matrix and Philosophy, edited by William Irwin, Open Court Publishing, (Chicago, 2002).