LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE

LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE is a feature film documentary by the Edge Bros. on the science of how the universe is a computer-generated dreamworld.
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Eliott Edge
Film
Leonia, New Jersey
United States
2 Team Members

WE AREN'T KIDDING AND NEITHER ARE THEY...

LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE is a feature film science documentary by The Edge Bros. (Eliott and Maxwell) that investigates the emerging discipline of DIGITAL PHYSICS — a field that’s igniting science and philosophy with questions like, “Could the universe be a computer simulation like The Matrix?  Is life basically a video game?  Can it be hacked? Do we level-up? How does life and death fit into it?"



CAMPBELL DISCLOSES CHICKEN CANNON ~ Clip from the Edge Brothers 3-4 hour interview with NASA, Army, and DoD scientist Tom Campbell, author of My Big TOE.  He's agreed to be the subject of our indie documentary Life is a Video Game: The Movie
CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST HOUR

DIGITAL PHYSICS IN THE NEWS

SCIENCE!

CAMPBELL on DIGITAL PHYSICS

FUNSIES!

OUR WEBSITES

        

Eliott Edge and Gabriel D. Roberts of Disinfo discuss Life is a Video Game: The Movie: On the Simulation hypothesis, Digital Mechanics, Tom Campbell and My Big TOE, Science, and Mysticism.  WATCH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gg25-uZId4&feature=youtu.be

  

Life is a Video Game Interview PART 2: Leveling-up in Real Life, Love & Morality - Eliott Edge and Gabriel D. Roberts  WATCH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sug_GR_S9zY

 


 
LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE is a feature film science documentary by The Edge Bros. on how reality is a computer-generated dreamworld…

Many scientists back up the idea of the universe being a virtual reality.  Some of the heaviest hitters are Nick Bostrom of Oxford (simulation-argument.com), Seth Lloyd of Caltech, author of Programming the Universe, Sylvester James Gates of Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, (who recently gave an interview on NPR about it), Edward Fredkin of MIT (digitalphilosophy.org), NASA physicist Tom Campbell, author of My Big TOE, and many, many others.  

 

In 2007 The Edges stumbled upon Digital Physics though NASA scientist Tom Campbell.  Campbell caught their attention on the late night talk show Coast to Coast AM where Campbell spoke for several hours.  During that interview, Campbell claimed that not only was the world a hyper-realistic video game but that, "There's lots and lots of places. I've been to lots of different physical realities. This is just one." This sent The Edges on a five-year side-quest of research and investigation to find out whether or not Campbell had opened the door to an entirely new dimension of science, philosophy, and human experience, or if he was just another loony on a talk show...

 

 

The Edges were shocked to find that not only are there decades of research that backed up Campbell’s outrageous claims, but that the corroborating evidence came from multiple scientific fields.  It also made some religions and mystical trandtions make a bit more sense (the Indian and Buddhist idea of the world being "maya" or "illusion").  It brought a new spin not only to physics problems like "particle-wave duality" (think "rendering") but gave deep new meaning to the Ancient Chinese saying, "Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly." 

IF life actually IS a video game then the Big Question boils down to: "How do we play?" Is progress measured in the items, keys, coins, weapons, tunics, influence, and damsels we accumulate? Is our progress based on how much of the map we’ve crawled over or how many enemies and bosses we've annihilated on the road? Or could there be a more subtle system to leveling-up? Is life based on experience points? Is something along the lines of karma worth considering or are we in a straight-up survival horror game and all bets are off? What’s the strategy? What works? What’s the point? Is there even such a thing as progress at all?  Does it evolve?  What if it gets turned off?  Can that even happen?  WAIT! WHAT!? WHY!? Well, in the large friendly letters of Saint Douglas Adams, "Don't panic."

Life is a Video Game will explore not only the science of digital physics but also philosophy, metaphysics, consciousness, free will, subjectivity, mind, dreams, and even the paranormal.  WATCH AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH THE EDGE BROTHERS ABOUT LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE.


Check back for regular updates, video interviews, pics, and wonderful et ceteras!

JULY 8th - WHOA! Chris Bielke sends us and LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE some serious love! THANK YOU CHRIS! 

THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO US!!! +♥♥♥



WATCH IT HERE!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6hsqtsre8o

JULY 4th  - Eliott Edge of Odd Edges and Gabriel D. Roberts of Disinformation discuss Simulation hypothesis, Digital Mechanics, LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE, Tom Campbell of My Big TOE, Science, Mysticism, and Social Norms.

JULY 3rd - MR SIFF of Camper Killer Commentary offers a MASTERFUL description of the holographic universe and the simulation hypothesis while he snuffs noob asses in Modern Warfare 3.  "Is Reality Real?"

JUNE 18th - Check out our new interview with GAMING AS USUAL. Despite making nearly a dozen albums and twice as many videos... THIS IS THE MOST AVANT-GARDE THING WE'VE EVER DONE!  Here's a 30 min version on YouTube or the FULL 2 HOURS HERE.

JUNE 17th  - TONIGHT @ 9pm est, we will be on http://gamingasusual.com/ - via TWITCH.tv talking about how LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIETUNE IN!

JUNE 13th - Ever see Philip K. Dick tell the French we're living in a computer in 1977?

JUNE 12th - CHECK OUT OUR FIRST INTERVIEW TOGETHER ON RED PILL PHILOSOPHY!!!!

life is a video game: the movie

JUNE 11th - We're amongst "Absolute Data" in Totonto. That's. Cool. Thanks PTT!

JUNE 10th

JUNE 9th - Here are some OUTTAKES from the shoot!  Behold as our crew resists the deep guffaws!! :D

JUNE 7th - WE GOT ON DISINFO!

 

...AND THE DAILY PAUL??!?!?!?!?

JUNE 3rd - WOW!  OVER $1,000 IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS!  THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO'S DONATED!  You are helping us do what we've always wanted to do! TY TY TY TY!! <3 !!!!!!   

JUNE 2nd - 

  • Scare your parents away with this remix video about DIGITAL PHYSICS that Eliott mashed together some years ago!


May 30  - AUTHOR ANTHONY PEAKE HAS FEATURED US ON HIS WEBSITE!!

 

 

 

By your powers combined... I mean once we raise enough coins to begin LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME we would like to end our movie with a rolling HIGH SCORE LIST!   This list will be composed of the initials and amounts of all our blastacular doners! Of course, you can choose to keep your donation ANONYMOUS, but we'd like to make it clear that this option available to EVERYONE who donates.  So if we end up running a credit sequence that has ten thousand, five hundred coin donation-coin-karma-points, each with the initials of the doner's choosing -- THEN SO BE IT! 

Production/Crew

  • Before we set sail, we're looking to bring together a ragtag pile of underdog misfits who know their stuff and bring it wholesome and plenty.    

Equipment

  • Memory cards, microphones, and hard drives oh my!  Lights, cameras, and apple crates priced-high!  You know what holds up a tripod?  Money.

Plane Tickets

  • We will be traveling from New York City to visit Campbell at his home in Alabama, and to the Monroe Institute in Virginia--where decades of research into the attributes of consciousness have taken place.  Other far-out location interviews may require us to use local teams in other states and countries.  

Car Rental

  • Sadly, we can't land on location.  No, we'll have to rent a big van, out-of-state, and then AUTO to places we've never been before.    

Lodging

  • No one will sleep in the car with us.  No matter how many showers we promise to take.  Your donations will keep our crew bed-rested and tick-free!     

Feeding

  • Did you know people need to eat?  Because we didn't!  In our last production (which never happened) more than half the crew complained of stomach pains and death!  We'd like to make sure that this doesn't happen during this scientific adventure.  Your coins will go to 600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that our mothers promise to make for us before we leave.  Seriously though, they refuse to photosynthesize.

Possible Special Guest Filmographer Extraordinare!

  • We're hoping to recruit the efforts of one of Hollywood's own worldclass camera specialists in hopes of boosting both the quality and cred of our downhomie project.  

Perkswags

  • We want to give all of you some really cool merch for helping us out on this.  So included in the budgie is the cost for hooking as many doners as we can with fun, cool, neatos.

The budget we are raising now is to begin SHOOTING LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME.

 

 

                         

 

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