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He experiments on this tape by adding new holes, which adds things to his reality. Convinced that his entire reality is constrained by the tape, he pdf a major change to it, with a major effect on his reality.
The change affects everyone else he interacts with, which raises the question of whether any of them — or he himself — are "real" electric all. How much of what we call "reality" is actually out there or rather within our own head?
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