a reply to: zeroPointOneQ
Well I've been in IT for 25 years myself.
I've certainly looked at this hypothesis for some time; read it from Nick Bostrom of course.
Now one man's simulation is another man's laws of physics.
I mean, what''s the difference between a "simulation" and a Universe which operates like a "quantum computer", where information is equivalent to
What's not real?
It's really impossible to know whether we are "brains in vats".
The Simulation hypothesis is probably not falsifiable, and whether we are "simulations" in the quantum computer which is the Universe, or brains in
vats, it all comes down to the same thing.
Are humans being mentally influenced to perceive things differently than they really are?
That's the question, no matter which end of the simulation hypothesis you favor.
And the jury is out on that question.. but it looks fairly likely, that at least in some circumstances,
such as "high strangeness UFOs" and other paranormal events, that the answer to that is yes.
So the only remaining question, is whether my going to the bathroom or eating a ham sandwich is also a "simulation"?
I don't know. And it doesn't much matter, at least to me.
I consider "reality" whatever that is, to simply be, by definition, the best "simulation".