如果选择插入体验机器，我们可以强烈同意，主体选择享乐错觉是为了获得幸福。正如享乐主义者所说的那样，对快乐的模拟从本质上来说和真正的快乐体验是一样的。我将讨论两个主要因素，它们得出的结论是，当插入体验机器时，人们会不高兴。根据海布伦的观点，享乐主义并不是获得幸福的充分条件，当一个人是体验机器时，生活满意度理论是不存在的。首先，我们需要确定什么是幸福。丹尼尔·m·海布伦(Daniel M. Haybron)的著作《幸福》(Happiness)是一本很短的绪论，他提出了关于幸福的三个基本理论。情绪状态理论:“快乐是一种积极的情绪状态”，享乐主义:“快乐是一种快乐”，生活满意度理论:“快乐是对自己的生活感到满意”。“情绪状态理论和享乐主义都是根据感觉来确定幸福，而生活满意度理论是根据对一个人的生活的判断来确定幸福。”对自己的生活感到满意，就是以自己的标准来看待它。通过综合考虑所有的事情，一个人会认为他的生活中有足够多的事情是他关心的。因此，生活满意度是对一个人的生活的总体评价。海布伦提到，生活的满足不应该与快乐放在一起。海布伦所描述的生活满意度的焦点不是关于快乐的问题，因为人们关心的不仅仅是自己的快乐，而是人们的价值。一个成功的艺术家或科学家可以给出一个例子，他可能对自己的生活感到满意，即使它不是特别令人愉快，她得到了她所关心的。
If chosen to plug into the experience machine, we can strongly agree that the agent is choosing for hedonic illusion in order to achieve happiness. As hedonist would say the simulation of pleasure is qualitatively the same as real experiences of pleasure. I will discuss the two main factors which conclude that one would not be happy when plugged into the Experience Machine. According to Haybron, hedonism is not a sufficient condition to achieve happiness and the life satisfaction theory is absent when one is the Experience Machine.First, we need to identify what happiness is. Taken by Daniel M. Haybron, Happiness A Very Short Introduction, he identifies three basic theories about happiness. Emotional state theory: ‘happiness as a positive emotional condition,’ Hedonism: ‘happiness as pleasure’ and Life satisfaction theory: ‘happiness as being satisfied with your life.’ Both emotional state theory and hedonism identify happiness in terms of feelings, while the life satisfaction theory identifies happiness in terms of judgments about one’s life. To be satisfied with one’s life is to regard it as going well by one’s standard. By considering all things together, one sees its life as having enough of the things one care about. Thus, life satisfaction is the overall evaluation of one’s life. Haybron mentions that life satisfaction should not be taken together with pleasure. The focus of life satisfaction which Haybron describes is not about a question of pleasure as people care about other things besides their own pleasure, but to track people’s value. An example can be given by a high achieving artist or scientist who might be satisfied with their life even it is not terribly pleasant, she is getting what she cares about.