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While I love this topic, I have a question...or a quandary. What would be the difference between "reality" and being part of a simulation? We believe we are biological but only based upon our definition of biological. Much like we call the color red...red. Its just something we call it. At the core of everything, are the same things. We seek out biological beings because we call ourselves biological. But there could be electrical beings or beings of something we have never discovered or experienced.
So...does it matter? I could just as easily "prove" that dreams are reality and reality is a dream.
reply to post by cloaked4u
It is possible that your personal experience is simulated just for your personal experience. Everything you see, taste, feel and even think, only exists in your mind. Once you awaken, the simulation stops.
"Restrictions to the simulation" - like.. Well.. The speed of light?
I mean, what kind of sense does a maximum bareer in speed make? If I recall correctly, it is only the speed of light in the vacuum and so even particles going faster than light in a medium (tcherenkov-radiation) aren't causing any trouble like going *boom* or such.
Or another restriction, after we excluded possible infinite velocity.. What about the Planck Length? A minimum size of space? What for? What would happen if this wouldn't exist? Nothing, as far as I can see.
This is a capital step for the quest of prooving an universe to be simulated - finding the bareers to see where the simulation is being kept to a practical limit.
Well, if you could say something like that about a simulation of 10^80 particles and an unknown but very vast space..
reply to post by LordOfArcadia
If we are in a simulation, it is even more likely that those who programmed our universe are also in a simulation, and so on to infinity.
Anyways, he says he didn't find the equations in the actual fabric of the universe, only in the equations we use to describe the universe. Big difference.
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And God (Super alien?) said, "Let there be light." And there was light. That's the time he switched on his super computer and the universe came into being. The 'Big bang' was probably the effect of firing up his computer, when the chip lit up instantaneously with a bang!edit on 3-12-2013 by OrionHunterX because: (no reason given)