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Alll the Weirdnesses of Modern Physics Explained by the Simulation Hypothesis

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 11:26 PM
Check this out, this is wild!

This includes relativity as well, not just quantum theory. Notice whenever you load a larger program into a game the computer starts to lag. This would cause the clocks within the game to slow down near the object.

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
—The Call of Cthulhu

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 03:22 AM
reply to post by Ajax84

You have to admit that saying loading a large program slowing down your computer is analogous to time slowing down near a massive body is pretty lame.

Every time someone presents a simulation theory, they all seem to pale in comparison to the Hollywood version in the Matrix movies. They did a decent job in those movies, why does everyone else have to try to screw up the idea with lame imitations?

No, loading a large computer program may slow down your computer, but it is nothing like time slowing down near a massive object.


posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:15 AM
reply to post by Arbitrageur

Think of the analogy this way-
All objects consist of information. The larger the object, the more information it contains and would be necessary to recreate or compute. If there is an upper limit to computing in the universe then there is a finite amount of memory and power available for computation. Its the same with our standard pc's that have a set amount of computing power.

Computing power is distributed in space, in what we assume must be an even fashion. Its like saying, everything we see could happen anywhere. For example, Our local space-time could sustain a black hole, if there was enough mass the create one in the first place. From our observations, black holes must be the densest objects in the universe, and therefor the space they take up is the densest in information saturation. It could be that these massive stellar objects, in order to remain as single entities, must warp space-time around them, or cause a drag, so as to remain fluid and stable computations to conscious observers.
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:00 AM
I don't understand the experiment with the cup and marble can someone explain how that proves that we are in a virtual reality?

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 03:47 PM
Good video, S&F.

It's obvious that the universe is a simulation that constructs information into lower states of entropy. Information in a high state of entropy would be the alphabet. Information in a lower state of entropy would be a 300 page novel. Everything in the universe can be described by information except the mind. Except consciousness.

There's zero evidence that a TV, table or baseball has an objective material reality. You don't need an objective material reality to have a baseball, table or a TV. These things are constructs of information. Many people tell us that an objective material reality MUST exist because we see it and experience it but all of it can be seen and experienced as constructs of information. There's ZERO evidence that an objective material reality exists.

So we have to ask, what's the organizing force that reduces the entropy of information. I think you have to look to consciousness. We see this with the human mind. It can take bits of information and order it in a way to convey a message and give it meaning.

I can convey a message with rocks. If there's two rocks in the driveway, I'm home. If there's three rocks in the driveway, I have left.

We're parts of the organizing force, the singular consciousness having "me" experiences. So the universe is a simulation of information.

Eventually, quantum computers will allow for a laptop that has more computing power than the entire universe. Nanotechnology will allow us to build things from a microscopic scale vs. a macroscopic scale. We build cars and tall buildings and we're good at building things on a macroscopic scale. Wait until we're able to build things from a microscopic scale. That Big Mac container can be turned into a Rolex watch.

What these things point to is information. If you have the information then you can construct anything down to a molecular level because everything except consciousness is a construct of information.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by Matrix Rising

Well think about what that means. Matter can't create the mind, but mind can process information just like a computer can, and all of the laws of physics reduce to the laws of information processing.

All is Mind. Matter is an illusion of information processing on a big giant universal mind.
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by Ajax84

Exactly and this is what the scientific evidence points. There's only conjecture that matter has an objective material reality based on some people saying IT MUST BE REAL.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:35 PM
reply to post by Matrix Rising

Ironically all of the supposed evidence that it is comes from science, which reduces to physics, which reduces to non-physical information processing in a mind. Materialists have no argument, and the science vs. religion dichotomy is over.

posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:04 PM

posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 02:20 AM
This truth has been known. This is what Werner Heisenberg said:

“I think that on this point modern physics has definitely decided for Plato. For the smallest units of matter are, in fact, not physical objects in the ordinary sense of the word; they are forms, structures or–in Plato's sense–Ideas, which can be unambiguously spoken of only in the language of mathematics.”

Think about an Electron which is a point particle.

A point particle (ideal particle or point-like particle, often spelled pointlike particle) is an idealization of particles heavily used in physics. Its defining feature is that it lacks spatial extension: being zero-dimensional, it does not take up space.

From Wikipedia

So the fundamental point particles that are the foundation of what we see are not physically real. They don't take up any space. An idea doesn't take up any space so the universe at a fundamental level is a relationship of ideas. Bravo Plato!!!

posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by Matrix Rising

I love that quote! Perfect to knock over the heads of materialists with! It's rather interesting because when you add this with Penrose's work on Godel's theorem it makes for a very powerful case for Neoplatonism, and all of the cans of worms that opens up.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:52 PM
So the matrix basically?

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