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Old 12-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

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US scientists are attempting to find out whether all of humanity is currently living a Matrix-style computer simulation being run on supercomputers of the future.

According to researchers at the University of Washington, there are tests that could be done to begin to work out whether we are in fact real, or merely a simulation created by a futuristic android on its lunch break.

Currently, computer simulations are decades away from creating even a primitive working model of the universe. In fact, scientists are able to accurately model only a 100 trillionth of a metre, with work to create a model of a full human being still out of reach.

By looking for underlying patterns, physicists believe that it may be possible to work out if we are existing in a computer created universe, created many years in the future. Looking at constraints imposed on simulations by limited resources could show signs that we are mere bit-part players in a Matrix-style film plot.

It will take many years to reach the computational power to give a real glimpse of whether we are living in a simulation, the scientists contend, but even by looking at the tiny portion of the universe that we can currently accurately model, it may be possible to detect 'signatures' of constraints on physical processes that could point to a simulation.

The researchers suggest that a signature could show up as a limitation in the energy of cosmic rays, for example. By testing the behaviour of cosmic rays on underlying 'lattice' frameworks governing rules of physics that could exist in future models of the universe, the researchers could find patterns that could point to a simulation.

“This is the first testable signature of such an idea,” one of the researchers, Martin Savage, said.

Aside from the rather mind-boggling proposition that we may be part of a computer simulation, another researcher pointed out that this would bring up the possibility of inter-universe computer platforms, and the potential to communicate across these.

“Then the question is, ‘Can you communicate with those other universes if they are running on the same platform?’” UW graduate student, Zohreh Davoudi, asked.

http://news.techeye.net/science/scie...#ixzz2EvauuhC7


If the computers are that advanced there would be no relation between our technology and the technology used to create the dimension we are in.

Does anyone honestly think there would be recognisable patterns that we could detect?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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I've suspected it is for some time.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

It all seems pretty obvious none of this is real. Matrix came pretty close, but i'm not so sure about the whole machines part, but i do believe this is all some sort of virtual reality.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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If the computers are that advanced there would be no relation between our technology and the technology used to create the dimension we are in.

Does anyone honestly think there would be recognisable patterns that we could detect?

Martin Savage knows what he's doing. Great man.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

We are not a simulation!!!!

We are real!!!

We are just in some sort of futuristic aquarium on the room of some Alien life form.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

The year is 2112. The simulationists and creationists are locked in global world war, with neither side backing down. The atheists have left earth long ago. The pope insists the simulationists stop their efforts to contact the creators, claiming it will make him and his war look silly. The simulationists are nearing completion of their star moving device, with which they plan to make a giant star penis so the creators will finally acknowledge them.
And still, people are claiming that the world will end on 21-12-2112 because the date looks neat, and ancient aliens or something. It is on this day that he who created the simulation decides to end it, saying only "well, universe 28734 did not look promising once those humans showed up again. My search for a intelligent life continues."
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not sure what I would do if they did in fact find out that this is all being simulated

that would be a trip
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

If God exists then we are all within a virtual reality that he has created specifically for us to exist in. Not so much a simulation but an actualization of a system in which to derive. He inserts all the appropriate components that are known to science and it is physics and/or quantum mechanics that run the reality. A computation structure that is beyond the idea of 'computers'.
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

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not sure what I would do if they did in fact find out that this is all being simulated

that would be a trip


If we are simulated, think of the "cheat codes" for life we could attain!
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If God exists then we are all within a virtual reality that he has created specifically for us to exist in. Not so much a simulation but an actualization of a system in which to derive. He inserts all the appropriate components that are known to science and it is physics and/or quantum mechanics that run the reality. A computation structure that is beyond the idea of 'computers'.
good point!

i read about all this on a different forum. it linked a youtube video of some scientist talking about how the most minute piece of atoms all contain the same sort of "computer code". way beyond anything that i can comprehend.
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If God exists then we are all within a virtual reality that he has created specifically for us to exist in. Not so much a simulation but an actualization of a system in which to derive. He inserts all the appropriate components that are known to science and it is physics and/or quantum mechanics that run the reality. A computation structure that is beyond the idea of 'computers'.
yes but if we are a "computer simulation" then it wouldn't be God...it would be some advanced alien...
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yes but if we are a "computer simulation" then it wouldn't be God...it would be some advanced alien...
There could be nothing more Alien to us.. than God.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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There could be nothing more Alien to us.. than God.
not if that is where we started, BEFORE coming here

the way I view the after life is that we existed as spirits long before this life here on Earth


I expect to be immediately familiar with everything the moment I die
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not if that is where we started, BEFORE coming here

the way I view the after life is that we existed as spirits long before this life here on Earth


I expect to be immediately familiar with everything the moment I die



Oh okay. Glad to know that's how it's going to be. I was worried I'd be stuck in eternity with Jodie Foster's father.
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Oh okay. Glad to know that's how it's going to be. I was worried I'd be stuck in eternity with Jodie Foster's father.

naw that's what it would be if you went in the trillion dollar machine that Jake Busey blew up...it's gone now though


unless someone made another one somewhere...
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