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22-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Are we a simulation?
Recently I stumbled upon an extremely interesting article. It talks about the possibility that advanced civilizations would have the ability to create virtual universes that behaved exactly like our perceived reality...

It is an amazing read, really worth the time.
Full article- http://www.simulation-argument.com/barrowsim.pdf

Further outside analysis- http://www.messagetoeagle.com/holographi...87ZwPRDuro

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22-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Re: Are we a simulation?
We're a simulation of a simulation of a simulation... but the world may never know.

It seems impossible to know unless a loophole to escape was known, and it's a thing seemingly impossible to "absolutely" prove wrong just like a deistic God that does nothing different than be one step behind the natural processes of the universe.

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22-07-2014, 05:29 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
We are a dream.
We are a program.
We are an experiment.
We are brains in vats.

Any unfalsifiable claim gets very little consideration from me. (This is part of why I consider heaven/hell ridiculous concepts)

I prefer fantasy, but I have to live in reality.
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22-07-2014, 05:29 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
I am a figment of my own imagination. Does that count?

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22-07-2014, 05:30 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
Brian Greene has written some similar musings.
http://www.wired.com/2012/05/geeks-guide-brian-greene/

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22-07-2014, 05:34 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
If something like that were true - would it in fact matter?


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22-07-2014, 05:57 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
(22-07-2014 05:34 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  If something like that were true - would it in fact matter?

Not unless you could manipulate it in some way Tongue

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22-07-2014, 09:20 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
There is no spoon.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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22-07-2014, 09:34 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
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Found it! Big Grin
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22-07-2014, 09:37 PM
RE: Are we a simulation?
(22-07-2014 09:34 PM)pablo628 Wrote:  [Image: blog-matrix_zpsea55513a.gif]

Found it! Big Grin

Ooooh look, there's me!! Row 26, column39. Goddamn it, green looks so good on me! Smile

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