Virtual Worlds While Exploring the Real Universe.
As Carbon life forms we can’t live in the vast majority of places in the real universe. Most planets will be hostile to our carbon body vehicles. We need to create artificial environments to aid us.
One day, all necessary alterations might be done for an advanced virtual world where we could live - perhaps via a cryogenic chamber or some other scientific or biological way. We could overcome many problems concerning light speed, uninhabitable planets, and be set along a new course. You will also be learning of the real universe from the Cryogenic or other type of stasis chamber in which you are mentally plugged in to and functioning in a virtual world.
Maybe such cryogenic chambers are aboard space stations wandering into the universe. Time is slowed down, in the cryogenic chamber, enabling your life span to fit into a bigger real time period (one virtual lifetime into one thousand years real Earth universe time.) If a star with a carbon habitable planet did exist but was say, a hundred light years away; how could we, in carbon life form get there? How could we in carbon life form wait 200 years for a probe at light speed to return with such information? Cryogenic chambers in storage, away from the real hazards of our carbon world, could be an answer.
If we lived in Virtual worlds, could we slow time down? Imagine a Carbon body – your own, cryogenically frozen and then stored somewhere safe. Then imagine space probes – hundreds perhaps thousands – going out into our universe. They could bring back topography of planets, moons, asteroids and then they could be Terra formed for the virtual world you live in from a cryogenic chamber – a little like the Matrix movie, though not with the ominous angle. From an Eco-point of view in the real universe these places are not polluted or contaminated by us – they have just been scanned.
You could be in this virtual realm, that you know to be, and the information brought to you from exploring probes would be used and assimilated into realms where you might want to live. (A progressive library of worlds constantly updated) You could own a castle or a mansion on an asteroid floating around an uninhabitable gas giant. There might be a huge water fall flowing from such a celestial platform down into the gas giant just because you wanted one from your duplication. This realm is yours, but the probe in the real universe has gathered the information – or topography for you to work on, such to your own requirements. You could have blue sky, fine weather – it’s your realm. You could have social realms or academies were you would need to interact with people. You would just walk through a link or port hole from your asteroid castle realm, into a design for social gathering.
Our virtual world would have a slow time setting and we would function harmoniously within this new time frame. Outside, in the real universe, everything would fast forwarding like the speed version on a video. From outside looking in, we would be seen as hardly moving. Like staring at the hour hand of a watch as it revolve full cycle.
For instance: One virtual day, lived in the virtual world, would be 50 years in the real universe. Our probe in the real universe is halfway towards its destination in one day of our virtual life. The star, our probe is to explore, is 100 light years distance. Upon the second day our probe is at the destination of intended planet exploration. Wow, we may even have virtual life forms on the probe and supervise the exploration. Within two virtual days we are there. The exploration could take many years in the real universe, say ten years. That is not even a virtual day. Then two virtual days coming back and 210 years in real time is less than a week in our virtual world.
Of all the various worlds and star systems explored, we finally have found a place that has an atmosphere like our own. Carbon people can live there, but it is in the real universe, and time will be accelerated outside the virtual realm and we will spoil and contaminate it to carbon Earth needs. Would we want to leave our virtual worlds when we can just watch, scan, recreate from our sanctuary of virtual chambers? A carbon habitable world might not hold the lure anymore because we would have adapted beyond such needs.