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Do we live in a computer simulation? How to test the idea.
KurzweilAINetwork ^ | December 13, 2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:49 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

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1 posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:53 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Has someone seen The Matrix one too many times?


2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:25:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

So okay, reboot the damned thing.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 6:27:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: NonValueAdded

I just realized, if I have time to read this, I have way too much time on my hands. Need to get a life!


4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:29:29 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If we live in a computer simulation, then there must be hardware. Find the on-off switch, flip it, and see what happens...


5 posted on 12/13/2012 6:29:37 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Lazamataz

“So okay, reboot the damned thing.”

But, be sure to run a “liberal cleanse” virus to eliminate all the defective logic currently contained within our sim.

Following virus isolation, run them through a torture sim that’s set on “loop”.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 6:30:49 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Lazamataz

But I would do a scan disk first and isolate the “bad sectors”. Here’s a macro-view from a woman who spent WWII years trying to destroy Hitler...with her mind! She passed in ‘46.

http://www.ianlawton.com/gu6.htm


7 posted on 12/13/2012 6:32:57 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If you take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:04 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I am a universe of one. All else is simulation.

That theory makes as much sense as the living in a comp sim one. The only question is, how do I get paid for expounding on it?

8^)


9 posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:04 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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Ha haaaaaa!!!

What a great scam! Literally throwing taxpayer money into a black hole!

Well. A virtual literal black hole.

10 posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:56 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: Da Coyote

I don’t believe in the Matrix theory as much as I believe we are part of a chess match between God and Satan and the earth is its chess board.

I believe that this is the second game between the two. The first game ended in a draw when God and Satan agreed to wipe the earth of its life forms and start fresh. For me, this would explain the ice age.

I submit that Adam and Eve was God’s opening move in game 2.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 6:39:41 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

As I explained to my own Mother, who is an atheist and believes this- YES.. we are in a computer game.

And God is the player. And the cheats, on how to win, are in a document titled. “The Bible”.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:17 AM PST by Truth2012
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There is a movie about tbis concept that came out right about the time as the Matrix. I think it is called the 13th Floor. Pretty good actually.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:20 AM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Portcall24

That paper makes my brain wrinkle.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 6:45:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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Do we live in a computer simulation ?

No, but they’re unintentionally scratching around the surface of the idea of the nature of the living God.

The sheer magnitude of data is such that humans are nowhere near close to being able to work with datasets anywhere near that large.

But we do understand that the physical universe represents information, down to the movement of every single atom. All such movement is determinate; it happens according to rules. Given that, despite the fact that data volumes prohibit humans from doing it, it is theoretically possible, knowing a current state and all the rules, to, in effect, “roll forward” a model in time and know what future states will look like.

From a “physics” point of view, us “crazy” creationists would believe, therefore, in essence, that God created an initial state and created the rules as well, which would explain not only his knowing the future, but, in effect, would mean that he controlled it from the beginning, ergo, “double predestination”.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 6:46:26 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The authors, one might say, are Neo Platonists.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 6:52:21 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I was just last night watching What We Still Don’t Know: “Are We Real?” with Martin Rees

It is a good intro to these ideas and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyH2D4-tzfM

I recommend it.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 6:57:20 AM PST by Crazy Jim (There are known unknowns and then there are unknown unknowns. - Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: Truth2012

What if we were all made out of soilent green? A way to test it is to see Charlton Heston in heaven.

There....I am a philosophy student from Oxford.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 7:00:01 AM PST by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

God at the keyboard with a cup of coffee.....works for me.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 7:13:59 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Yes, and when you die, you wont remember any of this minutiea.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 7:17:00 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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