The nature of reality
"INCEPTION" I think that everyone has heared the name of this film!! The whole film is populated with people who live in dream world convinced they are living real
Life!And then the dream is all there is,it has become their reality!! but from perspective of those outside the dream,who see their sleeping bodies,the reality that they are chasin' is simply false!
The basic question that INCEPTION ask has vexed philosopher all the way back to the very roots of western philosophy-"is it possible that my current reality isn't real at all?"
Around 2400 years ago,plato wrote his famous book "the republic",in which he describes probably better than anyone before or since "the nature of reality"!
He does it by telling a story of prisoners who have been chained since birth in a dark cave facing a blank wall!! All kind of people and objects pass behind the prisoners and fire cast the shadow of that things on the wall and front of the prisoners! These shadow images are all prisoners ever see! So,they come to understand shadows as reality!
Now,hold up a minute and imagine what would be your view of the world be like if all you ever see are SHADOWS!!You would know there wasn't anything more,3D wouldn't even be a concept for you!
The prisoners been their whole life understanding only this shadow reality until one day one of them escapes from their chain and goes into daylight!After spending a lifetime in fireless darkness!! The man was blinded by the sun at first,but in time he comes to see the things outside the cave are far more real than the shadow images that he once took for reality! They have more substance,they occupy an extra dimension! Think about how would that feel to suddenly realize that everything you believed just minutes ago turned out to be merely fade outline of that reality!
He goes back to the cave to tell his friends the exciting news about what he found,but the conversation doesn't go the way he thinks it will,he expects them to be amazed by his discovery but they think he is crazy,as far as they are concerned he's babbling about some higher reality that they've never seen or heard of or have any evidence for