Breaking the Simulation
The theory that we might all be living in a computer simulation has gotten so popular among Silicon Valley's tech elites that two billionaires are now apparently asking scientists to help break us out of the simulation. But could shattering the simulation program delete our Matrix? And if so, will it be possible to escape it? Just how omnipotent is THE MATRIX we seem to be trapped in?
THE MATRIX came the Simulation
"Many people in Silicon Valley have become obsessed with the simulation hypothesis, the argument that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer . . . " - The New Yorker
The simulation argument cannot be refuted with facts. It is always difficult to disprove and idea as impossible, and especially so if the idea itself comprises the claim that it is irrefutable. Notice that according to the simulation hypothesis, we are "living" as if we were alive, which means that we cannot see through the illusion; if we could, it would not be an illusion.
But therein lies the problem for the simulation hypothesis. If the simulation creates, shapes, and controls our consciousness with the mandate that we cannot know that we are being simulated, then it ought to be impossible to come up with the idea that we are being simulated. Now that-with the help of the billionaires-we have been introduced to this idea (and by science fiction before then), we must conclude that the simulation itself has seen to it that we get wise to it (being in a simulation).
What does it mean to break out of the simulation? What, assuming this is even a sensible question, would we wake up to if we succeeded to hack the code and unplug? I asked Billy, my insightful and intuitive gas station attendant. He didn't hesitate a second. "We'd be free!" he declared. Yes, that is the idea. We are living in a flawed world of pain and meanness, controlled by forces we cannot comprehend.
I argued in my 2015 paper that if our universe is indeed a computer simulation, then that particular discovery should be commonplace among the intelligent lifeforms throughout the universe. The simple calculus of it all being (a) if intelligence is in part equivalent to detecting the environment (b) the environment is a computer simulation (c) eventually nearly all intelligent lifeforms should discover that their environment is a computer simulation. I called this the Savvy Inevitability.
If we are really in a Matrix, we're supposed to eventually figure that out.
THE MATRIX PARADOX
So the "escape" begins first and foremost with appreciating the paradox of it all-that means thinking about it, being with it, seeing it:
The Universe is here and it is not here
You are here and you are not here
You aren't even really in a room but you exist
There is no moon
It's just information
It's just data
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?
I DESIGNED EVERY PART OF THIS PLACE.
IT'S NOT A WORLD, BUT AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
The Program vs. The Programmer
An Omnipotent being who writes our Universe' computer program.
Scientists Leak Evidence That Approve Elon Musk's Theory: The Universe Is A "Computer" Simulation
Physicists say they may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation. How? They made a computer simulation of the universe. And it looks sort of like us. A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilization of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible.
Now a team of researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany led by Silas Beane say they have evidence this may be true. In a paper named 'Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation', they point out that current simulations of the universe - which do exist, but which are extremely weak and small - naturally put limits on physical laws.
WHAT'S THE CODE?
If our universe is a simulation run on some super computer in some other universe by some super aliens then "we" don't exist - we are just simulated humans, not real humans. If they turn off their super computer, we instantaneously disappear. All the "bits of 1's and 0's" completely are wiped away from existence.
"Error-correcting codes are what make browsers work, so why were they in the equations that I was studying about quarks, and leptons, and supersymmetry?" he said. "That's what brought me to this very stark realization that I could no longer say that people like Max [Tegmark] are crazy."
HOW IS IT WRITTEN?
0's and 1's is the scientific answer.
Strings of bits of 1's and 0's.
In fact, it's not an unknown kind-of-computer code that we don't understand. IT. IS. COMPUTER CODE.
It's not just sort of resembles computer code? You're saying it is computer code? Yes, and it's a special kind of computer code by a scientists named Claude Shannon in the 1940's.
BREAK-OUT from the SIMULATION with a Glitch:
a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or irregularity
But it's going to be a "Temporary" experience.
However, there are other ways to escape.
Nikola Tesla, once achieved such impossible task using electricity. And I believe it's because He sought to find an answer no matter the consequence! This overdrive is what lead Tesla to "glitch" out from the Universe and witness HIS Preordained Timeline.
In 1895, while conducting research with his step-up transformer, Nikola Tesla had his first indications that time and space could be influenced by using highly charged, rotating magnetic fields. Part of this revelation came about from Tesla's experimentation with radio frequencies and the transmission of electrical energy through the atmosphere. Tesla's simple discovery would, years later, lead to the infamous Philadelphia Experiment and the Montauk time travel projects.
Tech billionaires are asking scientists for help breaking humans out of the computer simulation they think they might be trapped in.
BREAKING OUT OF THE SIMULATION may be an impossible task. If human beings want out the transcendence will come "temporarily" or during a "glitch" instead of the permanent exit Scientists are striving to achieve. This would require a Deus EX Machina type of command in the Matrix.
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