posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 03:18 PM
Originally posted by BacknTime
maybe we do live in a simulation, but its nothing like the Sims, its something for more far advance beyond far far far advance that we can possibly
think of because are brains are not capable and dont have the capacity to understand it. We may think of it as a Computer simulation but thats were we
are wrong, it is far more intense something beyond computers and microchips something we cannot get our hands on, an unknown form of technology..So
what will we discover next??It could be that in a few 100 years Computers will be ancient history because we invented something WAY far more better
which society will find more use of in the future.
Its like if we just threw a high tech computer into an Ant hole and waited until they were capable of reverse engineering that computer.
I have to contend this; saying that it's something far advanced beyond what our minds can fathom, doesn't really make sense. I understand what you
mean by technology advancing so that the next century will hold things we cannot conceive of now. However, I don't think computers are going to be
"replaced" with something more advanced. A computer is a device, a machine, that carries out arithmetic or logical operations; they reflect our
accumulated knowledge of mathematics & science; and as far as we know mathematics is a fundamental basis for understanding reality.
So 100 years from now, we'll naturally have FAR more powerful computers; but how exactly would computers become obsolete and replaced with a more
advanced thing?? Magic?? We create machines because they augment our understanding of the universe, and have the potential to simulate it. I can't
see us suddenly ditching computers, because even the most advanced ones would still be exactly that -- machines. That is unless you're proposing we
tap into some unknown force that doesn't need anything other than our minds to operate. And even our brains are computers.
We're at the beginning of an age of quantum computers; and as IBM points out, a 250-bit quantum computer has more bits than there are particles in
the universe. Quantum computers will be able to solve complex mathematical equations billions of times faster than anything we have now; and in some
sense that's speed we can't conceive of just yet.
You're assuming that our universe is something far more intense and beyond computer simulations... well again, the simulation theory, is a theory.
But it's a profound theory based on our understanding of technology & the translation of mathematics into physicality. If our knowledge of reality
really changes that much in the next decades, that would make us replace 'computers', I'd be more than surprised.