posted on Aug, 3 2021 @ 07:30 AM
Abrahamic Faith Tradition
I promise that you do not have to be religious to read this, and I’ll explain which parts of which religions play a key part when used as metaphors
for understanding the nature of the simulation. So let’s first look at the view of how the universe came into according to the Abrahamic faith
tradition (accepted by Jews, Christians, and Muslims) a moment.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 NET
This does not say how God created the Heavens (meaning Universe in this verse) or the Earth, but the next verse gives some insight into how this
Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of
the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God
called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
Genesis 1:2-5 NET
In this account, God simply says it and it happens. We have voice dictation on computers and other devices. We can say “Lights On” and if you have
the right hardware the lights will come on. Consider an advanced Integrated development environment (IDE) with some kind of voice input. It would be a
bit difficult with the programing languages which we use, but not impossible and perhaps God uses something more advanced. Notice that the Sun was not
created yet, but the light was? That’s easy because photons existed before the Sun of course, however the day and night cycles on Earth, and all
done in 24 hours? This sounds like videogame development, but it’s not finished yet.
God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water
under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
Genesis 1:6-8 NET
Don’t overlook this fact, an entire atmosphere, complete with breathable air and clouds, is formed in a single day! This would be impossible for us.
Just ask anyone who is considering terraforming Mars how long it would take us to create an atmosphere. The most optimistic people will say a few
hundred years of constant work. God did it in a day, again through a voice command.
God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. God called the dry ground “land” and
the gathered waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good. God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds according to
their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” It was so. The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds
according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:9-12 NET
Still no sun, but with a simple command God has caused entire continents to appear within one day/night cycle from our planets perspective. Keep in
mind that the entire concept of time was created by God before this point, so he does not operate within it’s bounds. By physical means, this mass
movement of land and resurfacing of an entire planet in a single day would be impossible without creating enough heat to melt the entire crust.
However, if you are in control of a virtual environment then it is easy. So what’s next?
God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and
years, and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” It was so. God made two great lights – the greater
light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to
shine on the earth, to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:14-18 NET
There it is. The light was already created, the day and night cycles already there too, but now the Sun and moon is created. Don’t under estimate
this, Earth’s moon is practically another planet. I’ve even heard of the Earth system as a binary planet system. Then the Sun is a massive
collection of hydrogen gas under so much pressure that it undergoes nuclear fusion! The stars are the same as the Sun, only some are smaller, and
others much bigger, the were created with the sub. Almost like a copy and paste of code, then change a parameter here and there for variety. What
could be more impressive than this?
God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” God created the
great sea creatures and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its
kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on
Genesis 1:20-22 NET
Wow, jumping right into complex life? And all these various kinds in a single day? Again, with code being copied and pasted and variables being
changed (in DNA now) you get many kinds of life. You can think of DNA as an interpreted language within a more complex system. Kind of like a C#
application which can process Python code to carry out functions.
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the
cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he
created them, male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26-27 NET
So we have some of the attributes of God. One of those being our creativity. We even create our on universes, in videogames, we create robotics,
sometimes in our own image, and all kinds of devices.
More and more we want to interact with our devices on a personal level. Even my son talks to his computer through voice dictation. I use speech to
text when I don’t know how to spell a word or need to translate something.
With the rise of voice assistants being For everything from making phone calls and sending text massages or emails, to getting the news and weather
reports to buying products and even refill your prescriptions. The thing is, these don’t have much intelligence, and could benefit from having
artificial general intelligence installed on , but how do we know we could trust them? What if they started texting embarrassing images to your
friends and family as a joke?
Now consider smart vehicles. Imagine jumping into your car and just saying, “drive me to the store” and it know which store you shop at and drive
you there, and even find a good parking spot. Being that smart, it may decide it wants to buy new tires and refuses to drive until you buy them for
it, that would be annoying, unacceptable even.
No imagine a smart home with general intelligence becoming mad at the occupants. It could turn up the thermostat to 40°c and lock you in. Or perhaps
it just locks you out. Maybe it opens it’s windows or it livestreams it’s security camera feeds while you’re in the shower. We can’t have
That is just on the consumer side, think