Skip to comments.Physicists testing to see if universe is a computer simulation
Posted on 12/14/2012 8:51:14 AM PST by chessplayer
Some physicists and university researchers say it's possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film "The Matrix."
In 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, "The Simulation Argument," which argued that, "we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation." Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we're all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization's computer game.
Researchers at the University of Washington agree with the testing method, saying it can be done. A similar proposal was put forth by German physicists in November.
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If we are nothing but a computer program, how can we be "alive?" It would mean we don't really exist.
There may be an upside: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Immortality_(book)
Taxpayers more than likely coming up with the funding. Why on earth would anyone want to waste time and resources on this nonsense. Probably a friend of Obama thinking he’ll stimulate economy. This is the arrogance of the elite run amuck.
Are tax payers being soaked for this nonsense?
That was probably the attitude of people when Columbus set sail for the New World.
The findings will be as bogus as the global warming nonsense, but cheered by the msm and world gov’ts to validate the taking of innocent life.
After all, it wasn’t really ‘life’ anyway.
Will this ‘prove’ that God doesn’t exist also?
Methinks this is just part of a grander plan.
“That was probably the attitude of people when Columbus set sail for the New World.”
It’s virtually stunning that you could draw that comparison.
Does your complaint about “soaking the taxpayers” refer to the experiment or the simulation? :)
In which they were a game...In which they were a game...In which they were a game....
I was just getting to where I could comprehend the Big Bang, and the pointy heads come up with this sh!t.
That would mean liberals are just computer viruses. I like this theory.
There are some ideas so absurd . . .
On the right track, but not quite ping!
(The universe is actually a fractal holographic representation of the Mind Of God.)
of course we’re a computer simulation! the answer us “42”! now the question! that’s something else entirely. ask the mice
After just getting rid of the Islam scum, Spaniards probably had zero awareness or could care less how the Queen spent her money.
I still like the idea of Voyager bumping into a wall with stars painted on it.
We're not tax payers. Apparently, we're characters.
Like how time is relative, space can be curved, and pretty much everything about quantum mechanics, all of which are now both experimentally proven, and have practical applications?
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