Well we are pretty close to making an artificial universe in a computer world. Then if we manage to create a.i. very soon I could see something similar happening eventually. But seeing how we as humans are not all that old, if there was another space bound race that has had millions of years head start I really don't see why they wouldn't have been able to make a realistic world you could be plugged into.
But do I think this is a matrix world? No, I don't.
[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"]Prove that they're fictional.Zeviander
You first prove they are real. The burden of proof lies on the person making the claim. I never claimed them to be anything either way in this thread. The other guy did. It's up to him to disprove it, then.
Believe whatever you want, but there is no matrix.
People just have a problem with the ideat that they might be existing for no reason; humans routinely see past the fact that we are just another organism on a planet full of them.
The test has yet to have completed. As of now, the theory is untested. No-one can know if the matrix is real or not, if they haven't left it they might just be ignorant; If they have then they would not dispute it. Quit being so certain that everything you think is 100% factual, when there's no basis for that belief.