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Is the Universe a Computer Simulation?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Cholly, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. James Long

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    Yes, but it had to be demonstrated to him. It was not a blind belief.
     
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    Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality

    Feb. 27, 1998 — REHOVOT, Israel, February 26, 1998--One of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory, which has long fascinated philosophers and physicists alike, states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality.

    In a study reported in the February 26 issue of Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874), researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now conducted a highly controlled experiment demonstrating how a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed. The experiment revealed that the greater the amount of "watching," the greater the observer's influence on what actually takes place.
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    Sounds like a simulation to me but I have never wanted to believe anything other than life is live and not a simulation of any kind.

    If it is a simulation I hope someone has the good sense to make a backup of me. :grin:
     
  3. yosoyellobo

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    It been claim that you can prove that the Universe is a computer simulation using lattice quantum chromodynamics. It is some that I might be inclined to believe except that the math is way beyond what I could ever hope to understand. Yes it would be blind belief in my part believing such a claim. Now if the same person said we could prove by changing the rotation of the earth around the sun and indeed does it than I after making sure it is not just me who is seening this would believe.
     
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    Of course if it was just who saw the change than I be carted off to some institution.:lol:
     
  5. James Long

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    Assuming that someone in the simulation (allegedly us) were able to hack the simulation and change the rotation of the Earth. That hack would be changing a parameter and in changing the parameter you would change everything related to that parameter.

    So if you changed it so the sun rose in the west would that not become the new normal? If one said (after the change) that the sun once rose in the east would they be believed? Or would the hack have changed the perception of the entire simulation?
     
  6. yosoyellobo

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    So if tomorrow you woke up to find unicorn all over the place would you question what you are seeing or not say anything as nobody seem brother by it.
     
  7. James Long

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    I would probably believe I had seen them before.
     
  8. yosoyellobo

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    Would you believe I saw them just this morning?.:)
     
  9. James Long

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    Not a real one. Perhaps a toy or sculpture or other artwork.

    The trouble is, the simulation I am a part of doesn't have living unicorns. :D


    All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Is possible that we are living in different Universes.:)
     
  11. yosoyellobo

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    By the way is the "all the world's a stage" quote by Norman Mailer.:)
     
  12. James Long

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    Ever have a cloud server give you data that was from someone else's buffer?
    Perhaps your universe and my universe are running on the same server. That server would be in a universe so I suppose that would mean that we were in the same universe.

    I believe his stages had to to with marriage. The Bard's dealt with the whole life.
     
  13. yosoyellobo

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    So we do live in different Universe:)
     
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    So we're all on a LAN then? O.O 6 billion peers and counting
     
  15. yosoyellobo

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    So what is the smiley for that one flew over my head.
     
  16. James Long

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    These may apply:
    :confused: :scratch: :scratchin
     
  17. yosoyellobo

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    I like the first one best.
     
  18. alex000

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    I didn't see any smileys with the quizzical look on it, sorry about that :lol:
     
  19. yosoyellobo

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    :)
    Hey don't worry. I am still trying to figure out what Universe I am in.:)
     
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    This one.
     

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