Tom Siegfried, Randomness
Maybe there’s a way to find out if reality is a computer simulation
By Tom Siegfried, 11:05 AM December 10, 2012
SN Prime | December 10, 2012 | Vol. 2, No. 45
In olden days, before the Star Trek holodeck and movies like TRON and The Matrix, philosophers used to wonder whether life was but a dream. Nowadays they’re more concerned that reality could be just a computer simulation.
Sure, that’s not very likely. But you can’t rule out the possibility. Computers simulate all sorts of things, and some scientists have seriously suggested that nature’s supposedly rock-solid reality is really just some smart...
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