Talk:Simulated reality in fiction

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Ready Player One?[edit]

I feel like this is a defining book in this sub-genre. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Dream Park series?[edit]

Wouldn't Niven's Dream Park books be classified as such? The books frame murder mysteries in a virtualized environment. 2601:601:C503:430:3C75:139D:3C9F:A405 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:30, 4 June 2016 (UTC)


The remarks part of the literature section should be devoted to describing the virtual world, not summarizing the dramatic plot in my opinion! Someone with unlimited time supply, please fix! --Sigmundur (talk) 09:30, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

The World Ends With You[edit]

So, I'm a huge TWEWY fan, but I can't exactly figure out why it's on this list. The universe that the players occupy overlaps the "real" universe, and is a "real" plane as well, just slightly different. Demosthenes2k8 (talk) 23:16, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Films that don't really count as simulated reality[edit]

I feel that some of the films in the list don't really count as "simulated reality." The Truman Show, The Cabin in the Woods and the like all take place in reality, albeit in deliberately deliberately constructed "sets," but that doesn't really make them simulated realities in the strictest sense - to me. (talk) 13:57, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Neither does the novel Time out of Joint by Philip K Dick, but it is an absolute cornerstone of the genre. Simulated reality does not necessarily imply computer simulation. The most common meaning of simulation today seems to imply computers, but that is just a subset of what simulation is. MrGreggle (talk) 05:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Not to be an ass, but wouldn't that be arguing from WP:OTHERSTUFF? 2601:601:C503:430:3C75:139D:3C9F:A405 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:34, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Kubilius, Walter – “The Other Side” (1951)[edit]

This story belongs here --BenMcLean (talk) 06:05, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Holodeck, Digital World[edit]

The Holodeck from Star Trek counts (the holodeck is supposed to feel completely real, and several episodes have been focused around being tricked via a false holodeck exit.

The Digital World from Digimon also counts. The characters at first believed they were still on Earth, but they were actually data in a separate dimension (or something, they never really explained how the real and digital world related to each other). (talk) 12:56, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

The Game ('97)[edit]

The 1997 film, The Game, starring Michael Douglas takes place almost entirely in a series of staged events. Probably a good addition to the Film section.


Not sure if it fits, but I think you are missing Dreamscape. (talk) 00:54, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Why was Gantz in this list? People do sort of get saved into Gantz, but there is never any sign of living inside of it or anything, just being able to break down a person to a few MB of data. All of the events happen in reality augmented with alien technology. Crazy stuff happens, but there is never any real question about what is real. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrGreggle (talkcontribs) 05:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Harry Turtledove[edit]

He had written several alternate history novels, the most significant one to me being "The Guns of the South". Since it involved an apartheid faction travelling back in time to change the outcome of the American civil war, can it be also considered as simulated reality? Saifol (talk) 06:01, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Not sure why it should. It's an alternate history time travel novel and as far as I can see has nothing to do with the concept of simulated reality. --Fixuture (talk) 17:51, 2 January 2016 (UTC)