The Simulation Hypothesis

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Re: The Simulation Hypothesis

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:59 pm

It is not often that a comedian gives an astrophysicist goose bumps when discussing the laws of physics. But comic Chuck Nice managed to do just that in a recent episode of the podcast StarTalk. The show’s host Neil deGrasse Tyson had just explained the simulation argument—the idea that we could be virtual beings living in a computer simulation. If so, the simulation would most likely create perceptions of reality on demand rather than simulate all of reality all the time—much like a video game optimized to render only the parts of a scene visible to a player. “Maybe that’s why we can’t travel faster than the speed of light, because if we could, we’d be able to get to another galaxy,” said Nice, the show’s co-host, prompting Tyson to gleefully interrupt. “Before they can program it,” the astrophysicist said, delighting at the thought. “So the programmer put in that limit.”
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Re: The Simulation Hypothesis

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:51 pm

"The Allure of the Simulation Hypothesis"
https://leopassi.wordpress.com/2021/05/

"What is the temporal and spatial relation between the Creator (read, Superintelligence) and us, the created?"

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