You are Everything: Playing God in a Strange Universe
As we move further into the 21st century, the lines between the physical world we find ourselves born into and the digital worlds we are…
In O’Reilly’s world, you take on the role of god playing hide-and-seek with yourself, by playing as the various objects within this space. O’Reilly explains Everything as “a game [that] lets you see the entire universe from the point of view of the thousands of things in it. In other words, there is no distinction between you and the world.” While playing Everything, you are the entire game world experiencing life (or, when thought of in another way, experiencing itself) from one perspective at a time. Within this space, there is no meaningful division between yourself, the world or this world’s god — all are one and the same.
Everything casts you as its world’s fundamental creative force, expressing yourself in different forms — now a giraffe, now a palm tree, now a TV set, now an asteroid — throughout the universe; in another way, you take on the role of this universe’s god, endlessly playing many different roles within your own creation. As O’Reilly concludes, “[Everything] is about describing a state of reality with no Us and no Them. No We. Just I. For infinity. Everywhere.”
On virtual places.