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Submitted by Syko 1152d ago | news

Do we live in a computer simulation? How to test the idea.

KurzweilAI: "The concept that we could possibly be living in a computer simulation comes from a 2003 paper published in Philosophical Quarterly by Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford.

With current limitations and trends in computing, it will be decades before researchers will be able to run even primitive simulations of the universe. But a University of Washington team has suggested tests that can be performed now, or in the near future, that could resolve the question." (Culture)

Crazyglues  +   1151d ago
Well before you even think about that theory of running a computer simulation to detect if we are in a computer simulation, you can cancel that process of detection as a no go.... why?

-Because if it's true it would only mean that you would be running a simulation that was done with-in a simulation and therefore worthless...

The only real way to tell if a simulation is not real is from outside of the simulation.

-For example: Just like in a Dream, if your sleeping you can't tell that the dream is not real while your in the dream, it's only when you wake up that you can then process what happened in the dream was not real...
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PFirefly  +   1151d ago
Plenty of people are able to recognize when they're dreaming.
Syko  +   1151d ago
This is more like finding the invisible wall in a video game. Finding the point the simulation "cheats" because it wasn't deemed necessary for the simulation. Cool stuff lol.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1151d ago
Yes then wake up and live life as this mental construct called a personality that we call ourselves because we are 100% awake and what is in our minds is 100% real. :) lol

I doubt we are in a computer but we are still in a sim game. In our heads.

thank god for mooji <3.
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vulcanproject  +   1151d ago
Find the bugs in the simulation :D no piece of software is perfect. Definitely not one as immensely complex as such a sim.
Lord_Sloth  +   1151d ago
BLAST A KAMEHAMEHA!!! It's the only way to be sure.....

Seriously, Neo and everybody else in those movies were stupid as hell for fighting the agents without a single cent of imagination.

I'd be blasting spells and energy every which way!
Goodfella78  +   1151d ago
If life is a simulation i want the hack that will make me a billionaire stud lol.....

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