What is reality at all ?
There have been several researches around the world on different levels about , that we here on earth living in a kind simulation but what kind of
simulation to me is not clear? Here we have this French physicist Alain Aspect
Who performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century namely his team discovered that under certain
circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating
Then this University of London physicist David Bohm, says Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent
solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.
This all happened around 1982
Then the movie the matrix came out that also was based on the believes that man was living some kind of simulation. The movie was inspired by the
draws from and makes reference to numerous cinematic and literary works, and concepts from mythology, religion and philosophy. And from René
Descartes (I think, therefore I am)
Coincidence that this movie came out around 1999?
Nick Bostrom, Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of
Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School presented his so-called simulation
argument some years ago, and the theory is still widely debated among many scientists.
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation run by our descendants.
While that seems far-fetched, perhaps even incomprehensible, a team of physicists at the University of Washington has come up with a potential test to
see if the idea holds water.
The concept that current humanity could possibly be living in a computer simulation comes from a 2003 paper published in Philosophical Quarterly by
Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford.
In the paper, he argued that at least one of three possibilities is true:
• The human species is likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage.
• Any posthuman civilization is very unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of its evolutionary history.
• We are almost certainly living in a computer simulation.
He also held that “the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor simulations is false,
unless we are currently living in a simulation.”
But now this Martin J
savage is going to preform this test that could rule out every theory around this artificial life we supposed to live by numerous scientists
that finds the theory plausible.
If such a concept turned out to be reality, it would raise other possibilities as well. For example, Davoudi suggests that if our universe is a
simulation, then those running it could be running other simulations as well, essentially creating other universes parallel to our own. “Then the
question is, ‘Can you communicate with those other universes if they are running on the same platform?’” she said.
I’m not an expert on this topic but I find merely intriguing to know more about this, and certainly I want to know what the truth around this
If this tests are going to be positive and we are simulated /or projected souls in shimmering theatrical light ? raises one of many question … were
does conscience fit in?, who’s god ?, can we all be Neo? Who the hell made the Sims? And thousands more…
If not … well those questions would be still alive after all..
I think the term "computer simulation" is misleading.
Hasnt it already been proven that nothing exists without something to observe it?
I know that if you look at things small enough basically nothing exists, something about the distance between atoms being relatively further from each
other than stars in the galaxy so it only our conciousness that gives things shape and form.
I don't understand Bostrom's second point, never have.
"• Any posthuman civilization is very unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of its evolutionary history."
Isn't that like saying there would be no reason for countless humans to play the same video game? Ex: Call of Duty instances running concurrently.
What is his justification for this point? My best guess is that he thinks a leading sim would be rare like our leading supercomputers at any given
time. However, over time (blip in cosmic time, so negligible time wrt the theory), every computing task that was once special/expensive becomes
edit on 12/11/2012 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)
Your title says that the idea can be tested, but I didn't see any tests described in the post, did I miss something?
I remember reading about one possible test some years ago how it might be possible to test element's positions in high accuracy and see if they set
along a grid. This came from the assumption that simulation may have limited accuracy (positions are rounded to nearest grid-point).
11-12-2012 by redbore because: (no reason given)
The character that appears to be you is not you. You are what is not appearing. You are sat in an armchair watching the character moving through
What is seen and heard is just a movie but what you really are never moves.
When you are in a car that is moving, are you moving? Or is the scenery moving?
Notice, that in your experience, you never move. Only the scenery moves.
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So apparently you quoted few first pharagraphs of an article and those pharagraphs don't explain the tests at all. You linked to the actual article
through a persons name (I wouldn't think to click that to find out the test).
So here is the link to the
article that describes the test that they may be able to do in the future. It is based on simulating the universe and monitoring how it is
compared to ours.
Recall Star Trek TNG episode "Cause and Effect". Data, after several iterations of the crew being stuck in a time loop, keeps seeing the number
"3", which was "programmed" into future iterations by the bridge crew to help them break out of the loop on a successive iteration.
Now recall Tesla and his obsession with the number "3". Strangely, I am also haunted by the number "3" and I also see deja vu as an iteration of a
time loop as described in Dick's video above.
The universe is trying to tell us something and only a few people pick up on it.
I am coming to believe this myself. I find it very freeing. The thought that if life is not real, then neither is death and it means there is no
negative experience, only experiences. This removes all fear from your life and allows you to just strive for whatever experiences you wish to have
wile you are in this simulated game of life. I have recently read the book "The Devine Matrix". I highly recommend it.
When playing a computer game you will notice that the scenery appears as you go.
Can you be sure there is anything outside of your experience? Is there anything else but this that is now present?
You can know nothing until it appears. But the mind imagines it can. The mind imagines other times and other places but in reality there is only
what is appearing here and now.
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