Ok here go's for my first lengthy post .. i have been an avid reader of ATS for about 4 months now but my other account i forgot password and i had
to create a new one after 3 attempts at password retrievel not arrivin gin my mail box ..
Are We living in a Simulated Universe?
Firstly to have any understanding of this theory, one must admit the possiblity of our universe
existing within a Multiverse.
Wikis Multiverse description
"A multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including our universe) that together comprise all of
physical reality. The different universes within a multiverse are called parallel universes. The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each
universe within it and the relationship between the various constituent universes, depend on the specific multiverse hypothesis considered."
If you discount the Multiverse theory in any shape or form then please ....Move along ..nothing to see here.
Ok down to business....
If we are prepared to entertain the notion that there exists a limitless number of universes that are unobservable from this one, should we rule out
the possability of fake universes existing as surely every possibility already exists?................No reason at all...Infact we have EVERY reason
to rule them in!!!
Its argued that no civilization in any of the universes are likely to acheive this point of stupendous computanional power..however the multiverse
theory allows ALL possible variations on a theme so somewhere humanity (or other civilization) does survive to the point of being able to simulate
wether consciousness can be simulated by computer is another argument altogether, are we just a collection of our atoms? our do we have a 'Soul'
(Argumeny for another day). but for now lets assume it can for the purpose of this discussion.
So eventually it is Inevitable that some universes like ours would give rise to universe simulating super civilizations. these universes will then
spawn a Vast number of fakes, so that in the total mix of real and fake universes, fake ones will overwhelmingly predominate....(eg.. it only takes 1
universe to simulate a fake universe.. thus creating another simulated civilization that in turn would then simulate their own fake universes .... and
so on and so forth) so if there are many more fake universe than real ones.. statistically speaking it is highly probable that u, me and everything u
see is a simulation running on some level of all the simulated universes.. unless we happen to be on the top tier ...
Logically there is no end to the nested amount of universes providing a simulated universe has enough computational power and resources to build its
own simulated simulation universe..in fact we may live in a simulation being run by another simulation two steps removed from the real reality.
The 'Real' universe could be lost amid an infinite regress of nested fakes.. or it may not even exist at all.
So with the possibilty of Vastly more fake and simulated universes exisitng i ask you all again ..'Are We Living In A Simulated Universe'
'Exerpts taken from 'The goldilocks enigma' - Paul davies ( a great book discussing ALL possibilities of the existence of the universe, one of
which i have focused on here)
Well thats my lot, be gentle on me, like i said my first time attempting to post a serious topic ... am bracing myself for responses...and sry if i
have broken any etiiquete here or if this topic has already been exhausted in another thread..
Ty all for your time .
and where are the ATS,PTS,BTS points nothing showing on the left for me? removed from forums or need to install something to see it?
if u can answer any of these 2 question feel free to post