Video: Philip K. Dick on our simulated reality (1977)

In this 1977 video, surrealist science fiction author Philip K. Dick suggests we are living in a computer simulation.

We are living in a computer-programmed reality, and the only clue we have to it is when some variable is changed, and some alteration in our reality occurs. We would have the overwhelming impression that we were re-living the present - déjà vu - perhaps in precisely the same way: hearing the same words, saying the same words. I submit that these impressions are valid and significant, and I will even say this: such an impression is a clue, that in some past time-point, a variable was changed - re-programmed as it were - and that because of this, an alternative world branched off.
"The Origin of 'A Glitch in the Matrix': Philip K. Dick Discusses Déjà Vu and Living in a Simulation, in 1977" (Daily Grail)

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  1. Computer, end program!

  2. Did the simulated Philip K. Dick ever turn up?

    Edit: never found it, but they did rebuild it:
    The new v2.0 PKD head is a lot better than the original, and has some amazingly realistic expressions. In fact, this simulacrum manages to hop over the uncanny valley entirely: I could totally imagine hanging with this Dick head, dropping some Substance D and chewing the (Horselover) fat.

    They really need to recreate the simulated reality video using the android PKD.

  3. miasm says:

    Hehe. Like a Hemingway head.

    God almighty I must find the rest!

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