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Fraser
2008-Jan-15, 10:20 PM
What if the Universe was in fact a simulation? A product of some information processor,*creating space and time, energy and matter? What if the Big Bang was the whole simulation booting up, beginning billions of years of space and time calculations? Can we possibly*understand our consciousness*as a subroutine in an advanced number crunching machine? A [...]

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jhwegener
2008-Jan-16, 12:13 PM
Perhaps the solution to the problems scientists may have with their current theories is better solved by returning from "wild ideas" of the probabbly untestable?
What is the difference between "We live in an illusion(simulation)", and "our experiments and observations are nonsense, so let us drop science?

Argos
2008-Jan-16, 12:57 PM
So, who runs the program?

clint
2008-Jan-17, 02:32 PM
This is very similar to one of the (hypothetical) solutions to Fermi's Paradox:

That all civilizations beyond a certain level of technological evolution might chose to migrate
to much more agreeable environments in self-generated virtual worlds
(so their every-day life is not detectable for us in the 'real' universe)

I believe John Smart proposed this solution, and called it 'transcension'.

Argos
2008-Jan-17, 02:36 PM
To me itīs like 'so, there is a creator after all...'

Thomas(believer)
2008-Jun-22, 11:06 PM
I hope the user(s) will like the program for a while.