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Testing if we live in a simulation...
« on: December 10, 2012, 08:03:35 PM »



Philosopher like Descartes and Lapace have been kicking variants of this idea around for a long time and these days we've got the notorious BiV and Chalmers contemplating the Matrix as metaphysics (though I think his concern is rather one of epistemology).


Now a group of physicists are taking are taking on the possibility that we are actually living in a simulation, and they claim to have determined at least one observational consequence that should be testable.  It would be interesting to hear a some Titanium Physicists take on the challenge of explaining the logic in Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation.

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Re: Testing if we live in a simulation...
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 08:02:42 AM »
heh.
did you listen to the episode of science sort of when i don't shut up about it?

episode 156

was it the one where ryan got a timer to make me shut up? i can't remember. probably.
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Re: Testing if we live in a simulation...
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 01:12:29 PM »
 





hmm...  oddly enough, I did listen to it, which would explain the sense of familiarity when I stumbled upon the paper, but clearly I didn't listen closely enough.   I'll listen to the show again.  In the meantime, I obviously approve of your choice for a topic.








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Re: Testing if we live in a simulation...
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 01:30:33 PM »
yaaaaaaaaay
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.