Nov 8, 2021 • 21M

(podcast) The simulation hypothesis

Thoughts on various formulations and interpretations of the simulation hypothesis.

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Giulio Prisco
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The simulation hypothesis is the idea that our reality is a simulation computed in another reality. In simpler words, the world is some kind of game universe and we are characters in the game.

I think that, on the one hand, the simulation hypothesis is a simple intuitive metaphor for a reality that is probably much weirder and hopelessly beyond our current imagination. But on the other hand, he simulation hypothesis is a coherent and useful mental picture of reality.

Picture by Extropia DaSilva. Perhaps the world is like Second Life?