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Do We Live In A Computer Simulation
Created By An Advanced Alien Civilization?
23 May, 2012
- The captivating idea that we might be living in 3 dimensional
holographic simulation has been put forward by various scientists.
We will explore this mind-boggling idea further and examine some intriguing questions.
If we suspect that we are programmed beings living inside a simulation is there any way for us to find out if this is true?
Is it possible to change the outcome of this virtual game?
Who could have created this matrix and for what reason? What are ancestor simulations?
Our whole world and our universe, might be a virtual reality matrix , programmed by the super-computer of a civilization of beings more advanced than we can possibly imagine.
Alain Aspect conducted a most remarkable experiment demonstrating that
the web of subatomic particles that composes our physical universe - the
so-called "fabric of reality itself" - possesses what appears to be an
undeniable "holographic" property. (Read more about the experiment here )
According to a recently theory proposed by Robert Lanza, author of"Biocentrism" - How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe death might not even be real!
We might think that we are an advanced species, but we possess limited knowledge of the world around us.
are moved by moved by neurophysiological signals and subject to a
variety of biological, psychological and sociological influences over
which we have limited control and little understanding.
Suppose for a minute that we do live in a matrix and our reality is nothing but an illusion.
Do we live in a computer stimulation?
What is the simulation argument?
Nick Bostrom ,
Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and
founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the
Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin
School presented his so-called simulation argument some years ago, and
the theory is still widely debated among many scientists.
we omit the mathematical part of the argument, it starts with "the
assumption that future civilisations will have enough computing power
and programming skills to be able to create what I call "ancestor
would be detailed simulations of the simulators' predecessors -
detailed enough for the simulated minds to be conscious and have the
same kinds of experiences we have.
of an ancestor simulation as a very realistic virtual reality
environment, but one where the brains inhabiting the world are
themselves part of the simulation.
simulation argument makes no assumption about how long it will take to
develop this capacity. Some futurologists think it will happen within
the next 50 years. But even if it takes10 million years, it makes no
difference to the argument, " writes Bostrom in his paper "Do we live in
a computer simulation?"
Bostrom says the conclusion is that at least one of the following three propositions must be true:
1. Almost all civilisations at our level of development become extinct before becoming technologically mature.
2. The fraction of technologically mature civilisations that are interested in creating ancestor simulations is almost zero.
3. You are almost certainly living in a computer simulation.
we suppose that the first and second suggestion are false, then we can
assume that a "signification fraction of these civilizations run
We could be holograms inside an ancestor stimulation.
"If we work out the numbers, we find that there would be vastly many more simulated minds than non-simulated minds.
We assume that technologically mature civilisations would have access to enormous amounts of computing power.
enormous, in fact, that by devoting even a tiny fraction to ancestor
simulations, they would be able to implement billions of simulations,
each containing as many people as have ever existed. In other words,
almost all minds like yours would be simulated.
by a very weak principle of indifference, you would have to assume that
you are probably one of these simulated minds rather than one of the
ones that are not simulated, " Bostrom explains.
also point out that his simulation argument does not prove that we are
really living inside a stimulation, because we possess to little
information to determine which one of the three is either true or false.
cannot hope that the first assumption is false. Proposition number 2
requires convergence among all advanced civilisations, such that almost
none of them are interested in running ancestor simulations.
"If this were true, it would be an interesting constraint on the future evolution of intelligent life," Bostrom says.
many of us, option number two seems an unlikely scenario considering
the vastness of the Universe and the number of advanced
extraterrestrials species we could encounter if we had the means to
travel among the stars.
real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply
electrical signals interpreted by your brain," Morpheus - The Matrix
number three is without doubt the most intriguing one. We could really
be living in a computer simulation created by some advanced
Copernicus and Darwin and latter-day scientists have been discovering
are the laws and workings of the simulated reality. These laws might or
might not be identical to those operating at the more fundamental level
of reality where the computer that is running our simulation exists
(which, of course, may itself be a simulation). In a way, our place in
the world would be even humbler than we thought," Bostrom explains.
Why would an advanced civilization create a virtual world?
each advanced civilization created many Matrices of their own history,
then most people like us, who live in a technologically more primitive
age, would live inside Matrices rather than outside," Bostrom says.
We could be scientific experiment that is closely monitored by those alien beings who programmed the stimulation.
worse, we could be nothing more than a virtual game to our creators, in
the same way we enjoy playing computer games. It is really impossible
How can we know if we are really living in a matrix?
the simulators don't want us to find out, we probably never will. But
if they choose to reveal themselves, they could certainly do so.
the architects of this virtual reality want us to know we a holographic
being living in a matrix, they can simply make a window pop up in our
visual field with the text "YOU ARE LIVING IN A MATRIX. CLICK HERE FOR
event that would let us conclude with a high degree of confidence that
we are in a simulation is if we ever reach a point when we are about to
switch on our own ancestor simulations. That would be very strong
evidence against the first two propositions, leaving us only with the
third, Bostrom says.
Is it possible to escape the matrix? Image from movie The Thirteenth Floor
How should we live in a matrix?
we knew the Architects' motives for designing Matrices then the
hypothesis that we live in one might have major practical consequences.
But in fact we know almost nothing about what these motives might be.
Because of this ignorance, our best method for getting around in our
Matrix (if that is where we are) is to study the patterns we find in the
world we experience.
We would run experiments, discover regularities, build models, and extrapolate from past events.
other words, we would apply the scientific method and common sense in
the same way as if we knew that we were not in a Matrix. To a first
approximation, therefore, the answer to how you should live if you are
in a Matrix is that you should live the same way as if you are not in a
Matrix., " Bostrom says.
would seem there is no way to escape the matrix... Even you think that
you really managed to escape the matrix, how will you know it was not
just a simulated escape?
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