During my Political Science course, we covered the idea of Utilitarianism. Without boring you with the specifics, an anecdote used to argue against the idea of people gaining utility purely from the experience of something (i.e. love, friendship etc) is Nozick's "Experience Machine", which is explained as being a machine that can use drugs or magic or whatever to make you feel like you've experienced something without the actual experience. The argument usually suggest that few to no one would make use of this machine due to the fact that they would rather have a real experience than simply get the feeling of doing something without doing it. The question is; would you make use of a machine that let you automatically feel as though you had experienced something (absolutely anything under the sun) with no effort, or would you decide against making use of such a device?