Girl Doing 150 Pokemon Voices Versus Descartes

The famous dorm room question: how do we even know that reality is real, man, maybe dreams are the true reality and what we think is reality is just a dream, pass that bong made out of a Pringles can was answered by Renee Descartes in 1647 in his Meditations on First Philosophy. (The basic argument revolves around questioning and mistrusting your senses, and he doesn’t get too far, and spends way too much time “proving” that God exists, but he does solve the dream thing by pointing out that our “perceived reality” has historical consistency–you wake up in the same room you went to sleep in, and you remember going to sleep in that room, my example–whereas dreams don’t have any consistency or memory whatsoever. Congrats. Drop out of school.) So, we kind of thought we had that one figured out, but this video of a girl doing 150 Pokemon voices in a row provides a brave new challenge to Cartesian orthodoxy. MAYBE WE ACTUALLY ARE DREAMING, BECAUSE THIS CAN’T BE REAL! But then if it is a dream, DO I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL? Because clearly something must be broken in my brain. Either way, this makes me tired and I am ready to go back to bed!