What is this life?

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What is Life?

Simulated or not, this reality is coming to an end.

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Grothesk's picture

Cute video, but if you have a claim you need to provide evidence for it.  There has so far been no evidence presented that we're in a "virtual reality" or a "simulation".  Until evidence is presented, it will remain a fun fairy tale that reminds 18-year-olds of how they felt after they saw The Matrix.

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puttefnask's picture

A majority of the most prominent and respected physicists, mathematicians in the modern world agrees there is a possibility of the universe being simulated. But those 18-year-old faggots just watched the matrix and started questioning shit around them, okay.

 

There's this thing in the scientific community called sharing your findings, which opens your work up to scrutiny. Which later turns into a paper which is then peer-reviewed and accepted(or not), and eventually accepted as the definition of reality by the scientific community, who hopefully conveys those findings to the public in a way that they can understand them.(Falls on journalists, who fail to properly communiciate more often than less).

 

Most people can understand that our human sensory system is too limited to completely understand reality. It's even easy to understand how that system can be fooled, to the point where entire industries are based completely on that exact practice. Fooling your tongue to believe what you tasted actually came from berries. Fooling your eyes to believe the impossible. Fooling your ears to create immersion. Fooling you to think you actually need another fucking gadget.

 

Mathematics and the scientific method are approaches that circumvent our own biases, beliefs and intuitions. And here are mathematicians and physicists telling us that their findings so far makes a simulated universe very plausible.

 

If we had evidence that this was all a simulation, the simulation could stop, or people could start to mass suicide all across the world to get out. Who knows? But for some reason the answer is still left outside of our reach, just like the actual workings of quantum mechanics, how the universe we exist in works, is still outside of our reach too.

 

If every scientific finding or study was kept secret until irrefutable evidence was presented, there wouldn't be any interest because nothing would ever happen. We would never hear about them.

 

But they can be wrong, and they are wrong. Often. It's a part of getting to the right answer.

I don't believe this is a simulation either. But I won't completely rule out the possibility.

 

Take note that these aren't your average 18-year-old cult film fans.

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The universe might be a "simulation", but I think it's just projection on our part that we have to include a computer in the equation. If we start with the idea that some super advanced beings created this universe, then why can't it exists in "real space"? Why add a computer? There's no evidence of a computer, only that this universe has some qualities that resemble a program. The program might a just well exist as a real construct in space.

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I totally agree. There is the possibility, suggested by physicists, that we are stuck in the horizon of a supermassive black hole, and that everything that has been sucked in is being projected on the "shell" surrounding it. And all that information consists of entire galaxies, civilisations, our history, our every thought and action. And it's all just being played back until the black hole evaporates.

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