Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

Post by MetalHeader » February 20th, 2018, 10:12 pm

What do you think, are we living in a simulation?
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Re: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

Post by Future » February 22nd, 2018, 12:13 am

Life is not about zeroes and ones so definitely not.

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Re: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

Post by Greta » February 22nd, 2018, 2:29 am

At what point would the simulations be able to feel aliveness, qualia?

The idea that there was one real universe followed only by simulations strikes me as dubious. Serial universes would seem more likely.

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Re: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

Post by Ashurean » August 20th, 2018, 2:38 am

An easy way to determine that is by looking for the limitations of the simulation if we are in one, since the computer the simulation would run on could not simulate ad infinitum and is limited by the number of qubits (or other method of data transcription) allowed to it by its host universe. So just start following any irrational number's sequence of values, if you ever reach a sudden end, you know you're living in a simulation.

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