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Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation.
Originally posted by CSkys
This is a possibilty. However, the questions remains.....
How did the guy on the couch come to be? Is he too, someone else's 'video game' or hobby?
Of course, it’s tough to guess what the designer would be like. He or she might have a body made of flesh or plastic, but the designer might also be a virtual being living inside the computer of a still more advanced form of intelligence. There could be layer upon layer of simulations until you finally reached the architect of the first simulation — the Prime Designer, let’s call him or her (or it).
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Surely if we were part of a computer program then something huge would have happened to prove it?
A glitch, a crash or a big dirty Windows error plastered in the sky.
I prefer to believe that we are in complete control of our environment and life. No 'almighty creator. or 'overseer'. Just us.
Originally posted by Lukekilla4
It's impossible to be 'just us' because then who created us? Something can't create itself beacause it doesn't exist.Do you see where im coming from? Therefore there must be someone or something that created us.