reply to post by prostheticmind
Prostheticmind, that's the very concept I am trying to have us investigate here. The notion is that perhaps, if this guys evidence is what it sounds
like, perhaps this world does have a creator(s) and, a syou say, perhaps they deceded not to make themselves apparent. Think of a game like The Sims,
generaly the characters do not have any awareness of your existance, yet your the one who turned onthe program (and keeps it on at will), your the one
who created tehm in a sense. Now The Sims are just a very basic low datasimulation of humanbeings. But imaging how real it could get.
Think about how massively powerful a quantum computer could be. Essentially your cellphone (using known technical abilities; for example Data is can
be stored holographiclly and given the potential to fit more in a device made of quartz crystal the size of a sugar cube than our entire civilization
has even created). That would have the capabilities to be a supercomputer the size of a hundred refrigerators in a room at Google headquarters
compacted into the size of your cellphone. Now we know it's possible, but not economically feasible (we just cant afford the resources and what not
to make it all at this point).
So imagine that level of technology when it is affordable. Take your supercomputer-quantum-cellphone and make it a few countless billion times more
powerful by stacking up similar supercomputer cellphones with massive data capability into a standard room-filling-size of today's big supercomputor
setups. I imagine that a set up like that would have more than enough computing power to replicate a human intelligence, or many of them, and to
replicate all the perceivable aspects of our reality in it's inner digital realm (you really only need to track enough virtual world information to
fill the processing capabilities of your little simulated peoples minds* (and we already get way more information that we can process, hence the
biological fact of "selective perception".
So now you have a simulation like The Sims but way more real. Then after may years of trying to figure out the nature of their existence your super
computer Sims discover that... "O My God! when we look deep enough at the details of this world that we think we live in... we find that it's all
being generated as energy streams, it's data! Streaming from the basic underlying structure of our universe, AND... it uses a code that looks like
our programming codes, behave like our programming codes, is apparently... a programming code. So the data streams coming from the foundation of our
existence are... programmed! But who programmed us?!"
or as you said "Why has our programmer not shown it's self?"
Perhaps we should pray that it is watching the screen and will be kind enough to build it'self an avatar so that we may interact with it in ways
other than praying to the eye in the sky.
The virtual simulated people would essentially be int eh same situation we find ourselves in... and now as our scientists have done, they find
themselves looking for ways to test it all out and determine for certain if we are or are not indeed living in a computer simulation.
*TECHNICAL NOTE: Essentially their world is your supercomputers RAM, and the CPU keeps up with changes in every virtual component from a blade of
grass to a wall or even item relevant molecules [which could be why in our world we have the "observer effect" making it seem that the universe has
kept all potential fates of an object on pause until we decide to observe it (Google: "Shrodenger's cat"), at which point one fate is selected and
the others eliminated].
The only changes the super computer really needs to log (if it don't have unlimited computing resources) are the things that are being observed. All
things being observed are int he RAM, and when ever something else (like a rock) is about to enter an observers perspective, the CPU grabs it's last
know aspects from deep storage (Hard-drive) and alters its characteristics according to all relevant changes listed in the processing-log since its
last date of observance. --I probably got some of that down in accurately, but I think it may be a good first draft for the functioning of an advanced
simulation of a world(s).