Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

February 17, 2017

What’s This Thing Called Death?

Filed under: Paranormal — Frank Fiore @ 4:30 PM

Hey… did you ever wonder what happens after we die? Many have… and many have constructed the strangest theories around death. This article is all about dying… and how many people in the world think it happens. Will we be pushed out into the trashcan of the universe? Will we become mindless zombies without programming? Will we become a tree? What does happen to us after we die? Nobody knows… but these theories sure do give readers some food for thought!

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The Giant Brain Goes To The Bathroom?

One theory that has been around for decades is that the universe is just a giant brain. It could be just one brain in one being, or the universe could be a brain in a vat, surrounded by other brains. That would make our solar system like a brain cell, making us an insignificant speck to the brain. Everything in human history is nothing more than a microscopic blip in the grand scheme of things. What does it matter what death means on that scale? Well, since it’s an integral part of our life, it is important to humans to understand. What happens if we are just part of a brain? Well, the same thing that happens with dead cells, humans excrete them through the waste we create. So, once you die, your consciousness would be used up and then pushed out of the universe, into wherever the Universe puts its waste.

The Bigger World…

Reincarnation is a concept that once you die, the soul moves on to another body. It’s one of the main beliefs in Indian and Eastern religions, making it a well-known theory of what happens after death. Where it gets a little bit weirder is that, when these theories were first put forth, humans had no idea how complex and mysterious the universe really is. What if your consciousness does leave your body and moves somewhere else in the Universe? What if it moved along and you became something much more cosmic? Your consciousness could be out there somewhere and be used again, for anything. Your next life you could be literally anything in the entire universe. You could be reincarnated as another human, a green alien, or a conscious tree that covers an entire planet or even something that the human mind can’t grasp or understand. What you could become after death is limitless. Seriously. You’ll break your brain if you think about this too hard.

Over and Over and Over…

Ever get the feeling of déjà vu? Well, what if your whole life was déjà vu? Life could just be a certain amount of time repeating repeatedly. Now, there are two different ways this could play out, the first is that your life is a movie that is set on repeat. Once it comes to the end, it simply starts over again. However, one danger is something like a repeating time quake, where life is like a record with a scratch on it. It just keeps repeating and never gets off that short loop. That short loop in our life could be anywhere from a few seconds, to dozens of years, but we never reach death. We get to a certain point and we restart living our life from there, but we would never get any further, so we would never die. Another, more hopeful theory is that life could repeat but we’d have more control over it. Maybe?

You Go Back To The Apple Store…

Simulation theory is pretty much what it sounds like; life is just a computer simulation. Now, this can work in two different ways, one way is that your consciousness is programmed and life is like a first-person shooter. The other way it could be a simulation is a historical simulator, creating everything in the world, including our individual consciousness’s. Think of it as The Sims, but incredibly realistic and we are just characters in the game. If the simulation is just of your consciousness, when you die, the simulation comes to an end and whoever is running it continues with whatever they’re doing. Or you could have a new simulation start again, either you re-living your life or you could be put into a completely different time and place. It all depends on what the person running the simulator wants. If it is a historical simulator, a few things could happen. First is that the data that makes up who you are can be written back into the matrix and you could be reincarnated to save and use data and memory effectively. Or for whatever reason, your life could be re-started again at another point in the history simulator. An interesting aspect about death in a simulation is that anything could happen. The simulation already has the code that created you, so it can do anything it wants with you. You can be re-programmed to go anywhere and to do anything after you die. All they must do is input your data into the environment. The second aspect, which is a bit more terrifying is that the simulation could start and stop at any time. The simulation could have been started the last time you closed your eyes. All your memories were just written in and you think they were real. It could also stop the next time you blink your eyes, meaning you’ll never die. You’ll just hang in cyberspace limbo until they restart the simulation; if they choose to restart the simulation at all. Oh no!

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