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    Term for simulation-believer?

    Is there a term for people who believe we're in a video game?

    It looks like "simulationist" is already an art term...

    A related website:
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    Hi I'm a "Sim"???? BTW in the Sim games they don't have an external existence.... (like in the Matrix where people have an external aspect)

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    Also Sims (in Sims games) generally wouldn't believe they're in a video game....

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    Delusionist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
    Also Sims (in Sims games) generally wouldn't believe they're in a video game....
    If you watch the news ticker in various later versions of Simcity, the Sims occasionally question the contours of their existence with a conspiratorial edge.

    On a more serious note, that proposal is usually called the simulation hypothesis, but I don't know if it has a catchy nominative version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
    Is there a term for people who believe we're in a video game?

    It looks like "simulationist" is already an art term...

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    SOLIPSIST ?
    Here is the tragedy of theology, in its distilled essence:
    The employment of high-powered human intellect,
    of genius, of profoundly rigorous logical deduction —
    studying nothing.
    { Andrew Bernstein }

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa Popobawa View Post
    SOLIPSIST ?
    That could be appropriate if they believe that all of the other people are just simulations, but if it is like the Matrix movies, most of the other people are "real" (in some sense)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers! View Post
    Delusionist?
    No more so then religion. Simulation is more likely than God or gods.

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    I've asked about it on other sites:

    Simster
    Simulant
    Simist
    Simulist
    Simuliever
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