Can you prove that our entire universe and existence is not a computer simulation?

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  • Viviane

    They are smart. Why don't you quote, in context, what they said for us on this subject? Go on.

    BTW, who is Neil Degrasse?

    Oh, the virtual universe you claim they simulated..... How many particles was that?

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    Well first we must remember you can't prove a negative, like you can't prove God doesn't exist or that the boogie man doesn't exist. So right from the get go it is impossible.

    It's just very possible and highly likely as far as probabilities go that we are in a simulation. It maybe be provable perhaps as our computing ability increases exponentially in the future. I heard somewhere that Quantum computers maybe able to access other parallel universes.

  • Viviane
    It's just very possible and highly likely as far as probabilities go that we are in a simulation.


  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    I'm repeating Elon Musk when I say it is highly likely he feels the odds are a trillion to one that we are. He makes this observation that we will in the very near future be able to make universes inside our computers perhaps for problem solving value or something.

    So if the universe has other intelligent life which has surpassed our present state in the sciences then we need to factor them in and the possibility that perhaps we are a simulation then with all these simulated universes around the odds a re pretty high that we are in a simulation rather than a naturally occurring universe. In which case the odds of a trillion to one maybe a very conservative figure.

    We don’t know. But one fanciful possibility is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics — not in what we commonly take to be the real world. According to this theory, some highly advanced computer programmer of the future has devised this simulation, and we are unknowingly part of it. Thus when we discover a mathematical truth, we are simply discovering aspects of the code that the programmer used.
    This may strike you as very unlikely. But the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom has argued that we are more likely to be in such a simulation than not. If such simulations are possible in theory, he reasons, then eventually humans will create them — presumably many of them. If this is so, in time there will be many more simulated worlds than nonsimulated ones. Statistically speaking, therefore, we are more likely to be living in a simulated world than the real one.
  • Brokeback Watchtower
  • LoveUniHateExams

    ^^^^^ isn't that Morgan Freeman? ^^^^^

  • Viviane
  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    I don't know what's going on here but I enjoy taking the roller coaster ride of weird possibilities and I think that's why I became a witness. However, the ride stopped and I got off and moved on to the next one

  • Vidiot

    Can you prove that our entire universe and existence is not a pimple on God's ass?

  • jwleaks

    I think, therefore I am. That is to say I think I think and if I do indeed think I think I think I think I will let it go. At least I think I think that. Phew. I think I need a rest to think about what I actually think about.

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