Skip to comments.Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation
Posted on 08/04/2015 6:57:14 PM PDT by dennisw
Physicists say there is a possibility that our world is merely a simulation They claim there may be evidence of this if only we know where to look For instance, some of the laws of physics may not quite add up, they say
The year is 2050 and super-intelligent robots have taken over the planet.
Except you have no idea, because you're living in a computer simulation, depicting what life was like in 2015.
Everything you see and touch right now has been created by robotic overlords who are using humanity as playthings in their virtual game.
That's the radical theory put forward by a number of scientists over the years, who claim there is a possibility that our world as we know it is fake.
He notes that, according to Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, the scenario played out in the film, The Matrix, could be a reality.
But 'instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation,' said Bostrom.
'It would be one big computer program simulating everything, including human brains down to neurons and synapses.'
Kuhn also points out how physical laws are sets of computational processes, with patterns in nature revealing an inherent, intentional model.
Marvin Minsky, a founder of artificial intelligence, told Kuhn it would be very difficult to distinguish that you're in a computer simulation.
That is, he says, 'unless the programmer has made some slips if you notice that some laws of physics aren't quite right, [or] f you find rounding-off errors.'
Several years ago, Silas Beane of the University of Bonn suggested, like Minsky, that there may be signs that we are living in a simulation.
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Is Our Universe a Fake?
Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host, “Closer To Truth” | July 31, 2015 06:00pm ET
Twilight Zone is alive and well in their heads.
I'll go with the Biblical story.
I'm just old-fashioned.
Sounds like some frat guys smoking dope.
Take the red pill and see how far the rabbit hole goes...
Morpheus...the Matrix 1999
Well, if true, we should be more heavily pursuing happiness.
Prep for a Grant request!!
Our universe is a poseur?
If one admits that as a possibility, one must also admit the possibility that we could be the invention of a supernatural being that we may as well call "God."
Which just coincidentally is the situation that's described in the Bible, with Jesus, and Noah, and all the rest.
I mean, as long as we're "claiming" things...
If that’s true, 2015 is a pretty shitty simulation. Can we do 1964 instead ?
I know we’re not in the matrix because no sane designer would make Obammy president.
Xeelee! Stephan Baxter.
Obama is their biggest joke so far...
They call it God. Nuff said
That would explain a lot.
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