Next time the author of the thread logs on, I'm going to save myself some writing and quote what you just said.
I already posted your question and Tom's answer in the FAQ, so it can be referred as a link (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5331
) when somebody asks a similar question regarding MBT and virtual realities.
I am happy you came to the board. I like how you participate and contribute and I see that you can do much more as you advance in your exploration of MBT and the bigger picture. No fear and objectivity, good combo.
In my case I found MBT from the angle of interest in NPMR and related stuff. I was first doing searches in Google like "OBE", "astral plane", etc. Then I started to get some good pages that mentioned "Consciousness". It was when I kept googling "Consciousness" that I ended up in Tom's video of London's lecture in 2008 on Youtube.
I'd like to see a show on one of the cable channels devoted to the concepts of this being a virtual reality. I just watched one recently about all the parallel universe theories. MBT seems "down to earth" in comparison with what I heard on that show! They've worn out topics like Ancient Astronauts, Bigfoot and Roswell. They even had one devoted to the concept of what would happen to everything if people just disappeared from the Earth. One guy was even ghost hunting in Chernobyl! They certainly couldn't say that MBT was too "far out". :)
Well, I hope too. I saw stuff like that in the History Channel. Tom deserves to be there. Well your intent regarding this may attract this future event to the future probabilities ;)
Never argue with a true believer -- no matter what they believe.
Tell me about it ;)
What about this one?
Never argue with an ego driven person, no matter what they think or believe.
Once ego comes to the conversation, I change the dynamics of the conversation. They can only deal with their egos, nothing I can do about it. I deal with mine, nothing you can do about it either (except for giving good advices ;).