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Living in a Computer Generated World

New tests are being run to determine if our universe is being operated by a computer program. John Conway’s Game of Life, Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? by Nick Bostrom, Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation

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Living in a Computer Generated World
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January 14, 2013 • 12:11 pm | Permalink

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  • eternity2short says:

    Mollyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • ejayarts says:

    just like when we dream

  • AwkwardNerdyCaroline says:

    I've wasted tons of time on John Conway's Game of Life.

  • Jason DeLong says:

    Actually I am not a Christian, and yes I do know something can pop out of nothingness, I was trying lead on Tiagos argument, into the fact that if the universe can pull itself out of nothingness, then a God can as well. In fact when we deal with the multi-verse, and parallel realities, anything can exist and must exist in order for reality to be complete. My belief in God has nothing to do with structured religions, I just believe that the sum of the entirety of our reality is a conscious being.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    That's not a very nice thing to say. The computer simulation theory is just a modernized version of the brains in a box theory. Obviously, computers weren't mentioned before computers were invented.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    That's not a very nice thing to say. The computer simulation theory is just a modernized version of the brains in a box theory. Obviously, computers weren't mentioned before computers were invented.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    That's not a very nice thing to say. The computer simulation theory is just a modernized version of the brains in a box theory. Obviously, computers weren't mentioned before computers were invented.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    Thats a valid point. Many of the greatest discoveries and inventions came about while researching an unrelated subject.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    Thats a valid point. Many of the greatest discoveries and inventions came about while researching an unrelated subject.

  • MAXBLAYLOCK says:

    Thats a valid point. Many of the greatest discoveries and inventions came about while researching an unrelated subject.

  • wuz352 says:

    Well, computer simulation seems to be like 'brain in a box,' but it's (at least the one proposed in this video) more akin to Aristotle's 'spontaneous generation.' It wasn't very nice to say, apologies. I don't like being smartassed to b/c I'm a smartass.

  • wuz352 says:

    Well, computer simulation seems to be like 'brain in a box,' but it's (at least the one proposed in this video) more akin to Aristotle's 'spontaneous generation.' It wasn't very nice to say, apologies. I don't like being smartassed to b/c I'm a smartass.

  • wuz352 says:

    Well, computer simulation seems to be like 'brain in a box,' but it's (at least the one proposed in this video) more akin to Aristotle's 'spontaneous generation.' It wasn't very nice to say, apologies. I don't like being smartassed to b/c I'm a smartass.

  • TaliMustang says:

    of course were real...these people watch too much tv...or they ran out of other bullshit stuff to waste taxpayers money on. after all studies arent free you know

  • TaliMustang says:

    of course were real...these people watch too much tv...or they ran out of other bullshit stuff to waste taxpayers money on. after all studies arent free you know

  • TaliMustang says:

    of course were real...these people watch too much tv...or they ran out of other bullshit stuff to waste taxpayers money on. after all studies arent free you know

  • BlizaI says:

    time doesn't exist x

  • BlizaI says:

    time doesn't exist x

  • BlizaI says:

    time doesn't exist x

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  • JAH1R says:

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  • JAH1R says:

    i just found this channel and wow, its a gold mine for tech info and delivered with a sarcastic tone \o/, even their videos from 5 years ago are awesome. i want to kill myself for not knowing this channel for so long

  • dryheat85255 says:

    Huh?

  • Skinnymarks says:

    let me build off your analogy. There was no negative point of time when the space was inclosed inside the walls before the walls where built. Time and space only began from the point of view of inside the universe (the room) If you step outside of this universe then time and space have an even further origin. Much like outside the room. Its very likely that the big bang just came from another system. The nature of that system we may not know much about.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    let me build off your analogy. There was no negative point of time when the space was inclosed inside the walls before the walls where built. Time and space only began from the point of view of inside the universe (the room) If you step outside of this universe then time and space have an even further origin. Much like outside the room. Its very likely that the big bang just came from another system. The nature of that system we may not know much about.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    let me build off your analogy. There was no negative point of time when the space was inclosed inside the walls before the walls where built. Time and space only began from the point of view of inside the universe (the room) If you step outside of this universe then time and space have an even further origin. Much like outside the room. Its very likely that the big bang just came from another system. The nature of that system we may not know much about.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    Yet, research money is only a fraction of what we spend on the military.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    Yet, research money is only a fraction of what we spend on the military.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    Yet, research money is only a fraction of what we spend on the military.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    No, Time already existed before the walls were built around that space, and so there was a point in time where that space didn't had walls around it but was already there. Time wasn't extremely curved right after the room was made, it was way flatter than back when the Big Bang was happening. In your room analogy there are "negative points in time", there is a before.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    No, Time already existed before the walls were built around that space, and so there was a point in time where that space didn't had walls around it but was already there. Time wasn't extremely curved right after the room was made, it was way flatter than back when the Big Bang was happening. In your room analogy there are "negative points in time", there is a before.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    No, Time already existed before the walls were built around that space, and so there was a point in time where that space didn't had walls around it but was already there. Time wasn't extremely curved right after the room was made, it was way flatter than back when the Big Bang was happening. In your room analogy there are "negative points in time", there is a before.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    Depends on how you define "exist"

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    Depends on how you define "exist"

  • marsh84722 says:

    maybe time moves backwards in the simulation but we experience it as moving forward so everything that happened before now hasn't happened yet

  • marsh84722 says:

    maybe time moves backwards in the simulation but we experience it as moving forward so everything that happened before now hasn't happened yet

  • marsh84722 says:

    maybe time moves backwards in the simulation but we experience it as moving forward so everything that happened before now hasn't happened yet

  • wassupdoc319 says:

    No

  • MLH says:

    Hack the planet! No, HACK THE UNIVERSE!!!

  • MLH says:

    Hack the planet! No, HACK THE UNIVERSE!!!

  • Firster says:

    First.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    you completely missed the point of the room analogy. Outside = Multi-verse.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    you completely missed the point of the room analogy. Outside = Multi-verse.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    you completely missed the point of the room analogy. Outside = Multi-verse.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    "Outside" isn't the same thing as "Before". For there to be a "Before", there has to be Time, but Time itself only started existing with the Big Bang.

  • TiagoTiagoT says:

    "Outside" isn't the same thing as "Before". For there to be a "Before", there has to be Time, but Time itself only started existing with the Big Bang.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    The point of my analogy is that time only began in this universe. There is no reason to believe that time dosent exist elsewhere. If you are only capable of existing inside rooms, then the room has to be built for you to perceive existence and you are incapable of perceiving "outside" then time can only begin once the room has been built. You need to figure out how to get outside the room to be able to perceive the events that happened outside this universe that led up to the big bang.
    

  • Skinnymarks says:

    The point of my analogy is that time only began in this universe. There is no reason to believe that time dosent exist elsewhere. If you are only capable of existing inside rooms, then the room has to be built for you to perceive existence and you are incapable of perceiving "outside" then time can only begin once the room has been built. You need to figure out how to get outside the room to be able to perceive the events that happened outside this universe that led up to the big bang.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    The point of my analogy is that time only began in this universe. There is no reason to believe that time dosent exist elsewhere. If you are only capable of existing inside rooms, then the room has to be built for you to perceive existence and you are incapable of perceiving "outside" then time can only begin once the room has been built. You need to figure out how to get outside the room to be able to perceive the events that happened outside this universe that led up to the big bang.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    -facepalm- You really don't get it, do you? Our universe is only assumed to be all that exists. there is no evidence that such an assumption is remotely true, and significant evidence in contrary.
    In my analogy "outside" dose indeed equate "before" because "outside" existed before "inside" but unfortunately you have provided reason to believe you are resistance to thinking in any other form than the litteral.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    -facepalm- You really don't get it, do you? Our universe is only assumed to be all that exists. there is no evidence that such an assumption is remotely true, and significant evidence in contrary.
    In my analogy "outside" dose indeed equate "before" because "outside" existed before "inside" but unfortunately you have provided reason to believe you are resistance to thinking in any other form than the litteral.

  • Skinnymarks says:

    -facepalm- You really don't get it, do you? Our universe is only assumed to be all that exists. there is no evidence that such an assumption is remotely true, and significant evidence in contrary.
    In my analogy "outside" dose indeed equate "before" because "outside" existed before "inside" but unfortunately you have provided reason to believe you are resistance to thinking in any other form than the litteral.

  • Firster says:

    First. Again.

  • SyntheticParanoia says:

    If we are living in a computer simulation, I got to say it has great graphics, but shitty gameplay... Oh and don't get mi started on the "Save/Load" options

  • SyntheticParanoia says:

    If we are living in a computer simulation, I got to say it has great graphics, but shitty gameplay... Oh and don't get mi started on the "Save/Load" options

  • SyntheticParanoia says:

    If we are living in a computer simulation, I got to say it has great graphics, but shitty gameplay... Oh and don't get mi started on the "Save/Load" options

  • KingAfter77 says:

    They usually assume that today's laws of physics came to be just after the big bang, which might even mean that back then there was no such thing as gravity.

  • KingAfter77 says:

    They usually assume that today's laws of physics came to be just after the big bang, which might even mean that back then there was no such thing as gravity.

  • jusk2ru says:

    I just slapped my keyboard with my dick when I wrote that.
    I guess you just really wanna express your opinion, I guess. Just know that this is purely philosophic...if this universe would be a simulation we would have as much knowing about it as an NPC.

  • jusk2ru says:

    I just slapped my keyboard with my dick when I wrote that.
    I guess you just really wanna express your opinion, I guess. Just know that this is purely philosophic...if this universe would be a simulation we would have as much knowing about it as an NPC.

  • AnAwkwardAsian says:

    We are all getting tested by glados

  • AnAwkwardAsian says:

    We are all getting tested by glados

  • Rafal Kubiak says:

    What about the computer program that's running our universe? That's in a universe... right?... UNIVERSECEPTION

  • Rafal Kubiak says:

    What about the computer program that's running our universe? That's in a universe... right?... UNIVERSECEPTION

  • HeiHolaHello says:

    well yeah, that's kind of the point of the video.

  • HeiHolaHello says:

    well yeah, that's kind of the point of the video.


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