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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #285 on: October 30, 2008, 01:22:08 AM »
Well...I was thinking....what if you could see every instance of you in a certain place, past and present, such as every time you walk into the Supermarket, you see every instance of you ever walking into that supermarket?

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How would that work? My first take on what you said, would be an infinite number of iterations of yourself, in every position you occupied for every infinitesimally small period of time.

But on a second reading, I realized that you must be talking about having a single copy for every time you visited the store. That makes much more sense. But would it be an exact replay of all the other times, where your copy does exactly what you did during that visit to the store? The paths the copies take would certainly overlap... Think of the clipping issues that would arise! And the items on the shelves would not be in exactly the same positions as when you previously went there. The copies would be grabbing air and attempt to put it in the cart, or else knocking stuff off the shelves.

Another scenario: Let's assume that it wouldn't be an exact replay of what you did, rather, a more dynamic playthrough. Your copies walk around each other, and the other shoppers, and take items off the shelves correctly. But still, if it's a store you've been to a lot, there might not be enough room to enable all the copies to be inside at the same time.

So we would need some sort of limit on the number of iterations allowed in the store at any given point, based on the maximum occupancy for the store, that still allows free movement within. Also, assuming the dynamic playthrough, would the copies be allowed to interact with each other? What would happen if so? "Hi me!" "Hey, how's it going?" "You should know, you're an iteration from the future of me. You've already experienced it all."

And what of the cashiers? There could not possibly be the same cashiers for every copy as you had the first time. If you had a conversation with a cashier, what would happen if your copy had the same conversation with a different cashier? Some very awkward situations could arise... But would your copies be able to feel awkward? Would different emotions be included with the dynamic nature of this? And could that conversations change as well, then?

And after the copies leave the store, what happens? They certainly can't all pile into the same car as you had originally. Do they simply disappear? And if so, what happens to the merchandise they purchased? Does it disappear with them? Does it reappear on the shelves?

Speaking of which, is there enough shelf space to include all the items that you purchase regularly? Would that be included in the calculations for the maximum number of iterations allowed in? And what would be the criteria for which iterations to allow in? Just draw numbers from a hat, totally randomly? Or is there some formula, like every other one is let in?

Also included in the calculation, could be the number of other shoppers that were within the store with you. If you went there when it was crowded, there would not be a lot of room left for your other iterations, or their other shoppers. So also included in the criteria for which to allow in, would be that the ones with the least amount of other shoppers should be allowed in, to maximize the number. Or the other shoppers could simply be not included at all, that's certainly a possibility.

All in all, it's a very interesting puzzle, to be sure.


*Reality check* ...I just spent 40 minutes writing a 500 word essay on the mechanics of you encountering many iterations of yourself in a grocery store.

...WOW.


It's kind of funny, actually. This also happens to be my 1000th post.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #286 on: October 30, 2008, 01:24:54 AM »
You so need a life...  :D

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #287 on: October 30, 2008, 03:29:11 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.
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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #288 on: October 30, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #289 on: October 30, 2008, 11:17:46 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #290 on: October 30, 2008, 05:35:37 PM »
Wow.......................................wow.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #291 on: October 30, 2008, 11:59:11 PM »
whoa. o_o that is quite a dream.
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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #292 on: October 31, 2008, 12:12:38 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.

Talk about over-campaigning... o_o

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #293 on: October 31, 2008, 12:46:21 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.

Talk about over-campaigning... o_o

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #294 on: October 31, 2008, 12:59:06 AM »
I had a VERY weird dream yesterday when I fell asleep on the couch.

I dreamed I was at school getting a hotdog from one of the hotdog carts on campus. The hotdog cart was being run by John McCain [yes, THAT McCain], and he was trying to impart some Aikido wisdom to me [why is beyond me].

He said: "Don't try to get inside your opponent with a Trojan Horse. And don't even think of trying to talk about that unless you mention the [expletive] horse! Instead, think of it as you are feeding your opponent dinner, and you are the food"

At that point I woke up and promptly filled out my absentee ballot. When John McCain is invading my dreams, I've been reading too much political news. I've voted now, so I can ignore it again. Huzzah.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #295 on: October 31, 2008, 02:03:03 AM »
Crazy! o_O
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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #296 on: November 03, 2008, 06:56:15 PM »
I had a dream where most of my classes were replaced with my Enviromental Science class over and over again.  It was rather boring.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #297 on: November 03, 2008, 07:22:28 PM »
I had a dream that ChexCommander made a series of movies, mixing Sugar and Peanuts. (The anime and the comic, not the foods.) Pretty good actually, and the end credits music was a really cool remix of Sugar Baby Love.

I was rather disappointed when I woke up.

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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #298 on: November 03, 2008, 07:48:48 PM »
I had a dream that I was in a car with a friend, and we were in New York. The road got slippery, so we slowed down. However, when we swerved to avoid another car some, we spun into a tree. When we woke up, we were in a solid white room with light coming from near everywhere. We were in white gowns, and it was pure silence. We looked around, and started worrying...then the xray tech came in. I woke up and was like WOW.
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Re: Odd Dreams
« Reply #299 on: November 03, 2008, 08:58:26 PM »
I had a dream that ChexCommander made a series of movies, mixing Sugar and Peanuts. (The anime and the comic, not the foods.) Pretty good actually, and the end credits music was a really cool remix of Sugar Baby Love.

I was rather disappointed when I woke up.
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