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6 Things That Might Prove We Are Living in A Simulated Reality

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Have you ever wondered if reality, that is the world that you see around you, is really real? Well, stay tuned as we bring you 6 Things That Might Prove We Are Living in A Simulated Reality! Subscribe for more! Nick Bostrom, simulated world, simulation hypothisis, simulation hypothesis, John D. Barrow, Theoretical Physicist James Gates , string theory, simulation argument, are we living in a simulation? The idea that we are living in a matrix, is taken seriously, by real scholars. At least recently, it has. Ever since famed philosopher Nick Bostrom, of the University of Oxford, made the first serious academic exploration of the simulation argument. The simulations he considered are different from those in movies like “The Matrix,” in which the world is simulated but the conscious minds are not. that is, where biological human beings with human brains interface with the simulated world. In Bostrom’s simulations, human consciousness is just another figment of the simulation. That is, ghosts in a strange machine. Nick has given examples as to the type of simulation that he thinks we could be in, as something either run by our future selves, or more likely, something run by maybe a super intelligence, that has made a simulation universe. humans just being byproducts of particle interactions on a cosmic scale, with the humans never coming to exist outside the simulation but only exist in digital space. Number 5. The idea that we could be living in a virtual reality without knowing it, is taken seriously by scientists. As a matter of fact, right now, tests are under way to try and find out once and for all, if we are living in a type of matrix. At the moment physicists are testing for detectable glitches in our reality. That is trying to find glitches that should not be there, as evidence of a computer simulation. This is based upon the research of John D. Barrow, professor of mathematical sciences at Cambridge University, who suggested that an imperfect simulation of reality would contain detectable glitches. Just like your computer, the universe’s operating system would need updates to keep working. As the simulation degrades, Dr John Barrow suggests, we might see aspects of nature that are supposed to be static — such as the speed of light or the fine-structure constant that describes the strength of the electromagnetic force. Number 4. The idea that we are living in a simulation seems plausible, given the massive rate at which our computer power is expanding. And the fact that humans are already creating simulations, whether it be in computer games or virtual real worlds, there seems to be a driving desire to create expanded worlds in which we can live an operate. This fact that we want to create worlds, to live within, will no doubt only become more advanced in time, until there becomes a point, at which we cannot tell the difference anymore. A simulated world in the future would be much more advanced, but we can only guess as to what humans, could do in say a hundred years, or maybe a hundred thousand. At that point, the advanced computer simulations would be so real they would probably be no different than the real world. People inside the simulations might even make their own simulations, which would lead onto a strange mirror effect with simulations inside simulations. After that, who knows how deep the rabbit hole would really go. Number 4. Our reality, and indeed the greater universe, seems “fine-tuned” for life, and thus fine-tuned for human beings. It is like it was made, or programmed like that for a reason. That is, life in the Universe can only occur when certain universal fundamental physical constants lie within a very narrow range, so that if any of several fundamental constants were only slightly different, the Universe would not exist. That is, if you changed any of the natural laws of physics just a small amount, nothing would exist in the universe. Matter would not have been created, gravity...