You are simulation and physics can prove it

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  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    a little about George Smoot

    Yukon, Florida) is an experimental astrophysicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on COBE with John C. Mather that led to the measurement "of the black body form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation."
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    In "The Terminator Decoupling", George Smoot delivered the keynote address for a symposium that featured discussions on bio-organic cellular computer devices, the advancements in multi-threaded task completion, plus a round table on the non-equilibrium Green’s function approach to the photoionization process in atoms. Sheldon,Leonard, Raj and Howard took the Coast Starlight train to attend this "must-see" conference in San Francisco. In the interim, Leonard read Smoot's book, Wrinkles in Time, and Sheldon fretted over a forgotten flashdrive as he wanted Smoot to light up as he read his brilliant paper on astrophysical probes of M-theory effects in the early universe which was contained in the storage device. At the conference, Sheldon presumably showed George Smoot his paper, as ...........:
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  • talesin

    The second vid makes me think of Michael Talbot and Holographic Universe.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Brilliant !!

    He won the Nobel Prize in 2006 for his work on Coordinators Of Bodies of Elders. (COBE) I'd like to see that! :)

  • fukitol
    You're a knob and this thread proves it lol.
  • gda
    I think I read a scientist just couldn't handle discovering we're hologram and he killed himself. I'll have to google that later. Love this stuff.
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  • Oubliette

    That was interesting, but he didn't really get into the real arguments to prove his thesis. It seemed due to the fact that he ran out of time at the end.

    Maybe we're just not supposed to know we're in a simulation!

  • Oubliette

    After pondering this TEDTalk a bit longer, here's my take on it, in what I believe are slightly more accurate terms:

    Begin with a number of highly-questionable possibilities from the emerging field of astrobiology, all of undefinable certainty. String them together with some wild, sciency sounding speculation and link them with a chain of "what if?" conjectures and "then maybe" assumptions. Add a few pop-culture references (zombies and internet porn) to sound hip while also getting some grins and giggles. Throw in a couple of optical illusions for the "Wow!" factor.

    Then attempt to tie it all together--no matter how tenuous or weak the connection--to the general subject of physics as support for your thesis by telling us a few of the things that we do not know or understand about physics or the ultimate nature of reality. Finally, offer that up as "proof" of what you initially asserted while hinting that there's actually much, much more "proof" but you've simply run out of time and have to go now.

    - - - - -

    It's surprising to me that someone that actually won a Nobel Prize in physics would put together a presentation like this and expect to be take seriously.

    It's an intriguing idea, yes it is. Great subject for discussion over a few glasses of your favorite adult beverage; this may, in fact, be a requirement for such discussions. But don't expect me to give it too much credence and start knocking on doors (real or simulated) to preach "the Good News of the Virtual Reality."

    It shoulda' been titled: You Might Be in a Simulation, But We Really Don't Know for Sure and Nothing from the Field of Physics Can Disprove It!

    If you'll excuse me, I have to go reboot the Universe. I don't like how this one is turning out.


  • Jonathan Drake
    Jonathan Drake

    It's an interesting idea.

    But it I think it's just another human mammal who's unable to accept death. (Unless he isn't suggesting something happens when you die and leave the simulation). I'll watch this later for sure.

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