What if reality is constructed "on the fly" as we observe it? And when we stop observe something, it's obliterated from existence until someone will observe it again. What if when we look at the stars, we see only rough "low-detailed image", like in a video game, but when we look closer with our telescopes or if we travel there by space ship, that region is constructed in much more detail because we observe it. What if we live in virtual reality? Many people working in the field of physics and philosophy rate this possibility as highly probable, and for a good reason. What if all particles in the universe are just projections of each other? Quantum entanglement is real, it's not a theory anymore as it was proven - two particles in different regions of space can influence one another without any conventional connection. They act like they are a projection of a single particle. Doesn't it prove that reality is much more than what we are capable to see with our eyes and hear with our ears, even enhanced by microscopes and other tools? Yet you settle on what your brain deems intuitive as the only answer. Multiverse, String Theory ... so many theories, so many scientists and philosophers try to understand the true nature of reality, driven by curiosity built into us by this same reality. There's much more to just a cat in a box. I also heard words "pointless" and "wild speculation" in this thread. Well, it's a shame, but you have your own point of view on philosophy and I respect that. Happy New Year, by the way Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!