Mind-bending supercut of computer simulation existence theories

What is Life? collects some of the more interesting takes on whether we may be living in a computer simulation. Read the rest

Is it possible that we are not real and don't even know it?

"Is it possible that we are not real and don't even know it?" That's the question explored in the latest animated explainer video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. It present five untestable assumptions, which if all true, would mean we are living in a simulated universe.

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Elon Musk thinks we're probably living in a simulation

"Either we're going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will cease to exist," Musk says. (Recode)

More on the Simulation Argument here and here.

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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. Read the rest