Thursday, September 13, 2012

Virtual Universe

I've been watching Through the Wormhole again...
 

Okay...

What if the universe we live in is a computer simulation? What if we are all parts of some computer? Does that mean we can control the simulation? How much can we control the simulation? Or are we just cogs that can do nothing to change what we see around us?

3 comments:

  1. I love that science programs like "Through the Wormhole" take us laymen (you and I) and continue to question. It makes me sad that there are so many people in the United States who no longer question anything. This was a great episode. I so want to watch science programs with you. We'd have great discussions.

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  2. Reminds me of a theory proposed by physicist Brian Greene--that the universe we perceive is just a hologram.

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  3. If it feels real, does it matter if it's a simulation? We can't detect the difference, so maybe it's okay if it's a simulation. If we can't control it, well, we can't control the universe either.

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