Are we in a computer simulation?

by Brokeback Watchtower 70 Replies latest jw friends

  • Vidiot

    If reality is the Matrix, I need a serious firmware upgrade.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower
    In all these cases, I must live as if it is all real and not worry about such things.

    Agreed no conspiracy fit with this speculation, because it changes little.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
  • cyberjesus

    If it doesn't matter why not stay with the jws an believe in a paradise with pet lions?

  • slimboyfat

    How the simulation argument proves God.

  • cofty
    How the simulation argument proves God

    I watched the video. It is utter unmitigated bollocks.

  • slimboyfat

    Really? I thought it was pretty clear.

    Um, care to elaborate?

    Experiments increasinly confirm that reality does not exist independently of observation.

    Reality seems to exist in pixilated form. It consists of thoughts rather than bits of matter.

    Additionally computer simulations become more realistic over time. Logically at some point simulations will become indistinguishable from reality.

    Which raises the question are we already in a simulation?

    Given that when civilisations reach a level of development they will tend to produce simulations as we do, it follows that simulations probably outnumber real worlds many times over. So it follows that our reality is more likely a simulation.

    But then we hit the problem of infinite regress as simulated worlds in turn create simulated worlds.

    A simpler and more elegant explanation is that the world is not material at its base but is a projection from a superior being or God.

    Atheists often complain that God has not revealed himself. Maybe he is doing just that, just now, in these very cutting edge discoveries in physics that point to a non-material base of reality.

    Interested to know when you think the argument falls down.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Are we in a computer silmulation? - if we are, then the graphics are amazing!

  • slimboyfat

    Materialism is a faith based opinion.

  • cofty
    Interested to know when you think the argument falls down.

    It isn't an argument, it's a geek's fantasy devoid of evidence.

    "Quantum, double-split , entanglement, something or other - therefore Jesus."

    Whenever I hear a superstitious person clutching at quantum straws I stop listening immediately.

    Classic line in the video "there is no way to prove this is wrong".

    Orbiting teapots.

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