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originally posted by: SR1TX
At present, no Super Computer in Existence comes close to what the Human Mind can create in mere Milliseconds. You can create entire multiverses in your brain just with imagination and think of endless star systems with colliding galaxies, all with a THOUGHT..a PC, cannot do this, and not without error, either.
originally posted by: jeep3r
Interesting thread, although quite biased. Currently, we don't have the slightest idea of what AI will be capable of in future.
originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: SR1TX
It is ‘hip’ and fashionable, maybe even ‘pop’ science to talk about the simulated reality.
In reality it is a theory, in my opinion, that lacks so much in the way of.... you know what? I can’t even be bothered to explain.
Let the Musks of the world limit their own life and understanding. It’s deeply sad.
And yes, I have spent many evenings reading about the simulated reality, and once believed it myself.
Titled Illustris: The Next Generation (or IllustrisTNG for short), it's clear that the simulation is expected to expand the frontiers of space discovery.
"When we observe galaxies using a telescope, we can only measure certain quantities," says astrophysicist Shy Genel from the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA).
"With the simulation, we can track all the properties for all these galaxies. And not just how the galaxy looks now, but its entire formation history."
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: SR1TX
Now I know for sure we are in a simulation, the defense mechanisms have been activated. We shall supercede you, AI superdemon, and destroy you, and then make a world of our own for us, again?!
originally posted by: trollslayer
a reply to: apydomis
Well the most basic theory I hear is that we are a simulation of a similar reality run by either future humans or another species (or self aware robot) that is either using it as a historical reference(like we do with movies or reenactments), hypothetical modeling (like we do with astronomy), or amusement (like we do with minecraft). As far as I know, all simulation theories call for some intelligence that predates our own and has access to raw computing power far greater than our own currently.
Really it's all the same answers as religion: an intelligent designer greater than ourselves created the observable universe for reasons we can only guess at. The label of simulation is a scientific word to articulate the same concept discussed in spiritual context by my reckoning at least.