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originally posted by: CreationBro
Is "this" reality akin to the Matrix, in that we are essentially asleep and plugged in? Or that these are avatars?
originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
All I can say is: It's about time someone challenged that idea of a simulated reality.
Like a lot of concepts that detatch us from our world, or lessen people's and this world's importance such as karma and reincarnation, the idea of living in a simulation often brings indifference to suffering.
Indifference to suffering is something we really don't need in this world.
Well not at all 'simulation' is just a buzzword.
For me it means that this world is just a subset of possibilities IT (simulation theory) implies that karma and reincarnation must exists and that part of our being originated from a different reality.
For me this reality is an artificial simulation created by beings far more advanced than humanity.
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
I don't really think our Universe is a simulation for the simple fact it's extremely complicated the amount of computing power required to generate something this large and detailed seems quite ridiculous, even for the most advanced species imaginable. I tend to believe the laws of QM are just a natural result of the way reality works.
Having said that quantum mechanics does more to indicate our universe could be a simulation then it does to disprove it. Instantaneous action at a distance is easily explained by entangled particles sharing memory regions in the computer. Wave systems can be represented by computers, but actually we're talking about probability waves, the universe wont attempt to give a particle an exact location unless it's being observed in a way that forces it to take on an exact location, this could potentially save a lot of time calculating the exact movements and positions of particles if the universe is a simulation, much like how a video game will only load in objects in full detail when you get close to them.
originally posted by: Dutchowl
>>>. If conspiracy theories are real, the idea that we're living in a computer simulation idea is certainly one. Not that we are( that's ridiculous) but that people keep pushing the idea. Why? To get people looking off in the wrong direction or to make people look like idiots? Like global warming and the flat earth theories, hogwash.