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I'd be okay with that job.
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
good. as long as he doesnt crash this crap... its all good.
Currently, supercomputers using a technique called lattice quantum chromodynamics and starting from the fundamental physical laws that govern the universe can simulate only a very small portion of the universe, on the scale of one 100-trillionth of a meter, a little larger than the nucleus of an atom, said Martin Savage, a UW physics professor.
Eventually, more powerful simulations will be able to model on the scale of a molecule, then a cell and even a human being. But it will take many generations of growth in computing power to be able to simulate a large enough chunk of the universe to understand the constraints on physical processes that would indicate we are living in a computer model. (Emphasis added)
Originally posted by yourmaker
I don't understand why the simulation decided to run "MY" programming then?
What am I doing? Or am I doing it at all. Am I a result of the simulations parameters?
Or is my creation inevitable in any set of circumstances?
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.
And if such signatures do appear in both? Boot up, baby. We're inside a computer. (Maybe).
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by OGOldGreg
It looks to me like they're saying if we can model the universe then it might be or is plausibly a simulation. But if it turns out that it's impossible to model it then it's not a simulation.edit on 18-4-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)