Does the universe still exist when you're dead?
Think about it. When you die, you're not in this dimension anymore. You're not part of this world anymore.
Wherever you go is not going to be apart of this universe. You're going to be completely out of it.
So when you do, will this place still be here?
why wouldn't you be in this universe?
from a purely materialist perspective all you are is atoms in the correct alignment in such that your nervous systems imposes the illusion of consciousness.
Since matter can't be destroyed as far as we know you'd just go back into the ground and then in 10000 years you might be some mutated rabbit. who knows.
No, it does not.
We construct reality completely from our senses; it is not re-constructed as many assume but completely fabricated based on nervous impuleses.
When you cease to receive these impulses the world will cease to exist (lose sight, everything is dark, lose hearing, everything is quiet, etc. ) until there is only nothingness.
The universe may 'exist' for other people after your death all things equal, but make no mistake, their 'universe' is a far different one from the one that you have known, by very virtue of the fact that the biological nervous system which they have used to experience it is different from yours.
Think of it this way: How can one experience the world if they are not a human? Is a dogs world the same as ours? A fly's? A bacterias?
You will at least admit that your experience of this 'world' is different from that of a bacteria, simply because the difference in biology that allows us to experience.
But again, it is these differences in individuals, infinitely compounded by how we are shaped by our genetics and memories, that shape our brains and in the processes our 'existence'.
As in, will it still physically exist? That's similar to the old question about whether sound exists if no one is there to hear it.
Those waves still exist. I'm not sure it's meant to but the idea that human observation makes things real is really unscientific and makes humans seem far more important than we actually are.
Regarding the computer Sim thing, that's a real theory that many scientists agree is actually almost probably true.
I think when they say simulation they mean that realityis a projection from a 2d dimension and that life is simulation in the sense that our 3d reality is an illusion created by said 2d
>old question about whether sound exists
Is the jury really out on that one though?
The waves are recorded, but didnt someone have to consciously do the recordings? Or at least design the instrument?
What is the world without humans? We can measure things with instruments greater than our senses, but isnt it just transmuting it into other data that we lookat/hear?
I honestly don't have much background in anything other than basic physics so I really don't know. It was really just a suggestion, on my part, for something OP might find interesting and vaguely relevant.
Except when you die you are still here, just not consciously. You could pull the whole "I think therefore I am" thing and say that you only really know that you exist, not anyone else.
What you're saying is like if a computer stops working it doesn't exist anymore.
>Wherever you go is not going to be apart of this universe
>not part of this universe
that's not how 'going' works for 'things'
you can't 'go' someplace other than this universe, for everything is the universe, that's what universe means
as for where you'll 'go', you have to wait to 'see' for yourself
you sound autistic enough to believe anything.
the universe will exist no matter what happens to human, our perception of what the universe is will not but the universe still exist, whatever form it has.
This is stupid. We can argue semantics here, but what you're referring to is "experience" not "existence." Stop trying to be all philosophical. Yes everyone perceives the world differently, and our brains register things uniquely. But atoms are atoms and that shit is there, regardless of how conscious you are of it. When we die, all the building blocks will still be there, there just won't be anything to perceive it (by our standards)
When your dead that's it. Everything goes on without you. But you wouldn't know that. Because you will be dead. You will no longer know anything. But for all we know, you are the only thing, and reality is just lie, and part of our imagination. Good Luck!
I don't understand how one can perceive "nothing". That statement is meaningless. There is always something. Even if you think we just get locked up in a dark box forever. At least pure darkness is an experience but "nothing" by definition cannot exist as an experience so there is no experiencing "nothing".
I secretly hope that I'm actually playing a virtual reality game like 'Roy' in Rick and Morty and that I'll wake up in an arcade somewhere after I die.