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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Knew It Wasn't Real

by Jay Allbritton
Ha! You suckers all thought reality was... REAL! I knew all along that we were just some stupid simulation created by some dork on a higher plane. My first clue? Hanging chads.

From The New York Times:

Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.

But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation.

This simulation would be similar to the one in “The Matrix,” in which most humans don’t realize that their lives and their world are just illusions created in their brains while their bodies are suspended in vats of liquid. But in Dr. Bostrom’s notion of reality, you wouldn’t even have a body made of flesh. Your brain would exist only as a network of computer circuits.

You couldn’t, as in “The Matrix,” unplug your brain and escape from your vat to see the physical world. You couldn’t see through the illusion except by using the sort of logic employed by Dr. Bostrom, the director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford.

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If this is a simulation, I would like to say something to our simulator: Dude, help us! Come on, man. You know this world sucks. You need to turn a couple switches, recalibrate and go with a much more chill version of the universe. Think about it. You know it to be true.

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