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Postby En-Lugal » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:24 am

Whoa: Physicists testing to see if universe is a computer simulation

By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow – 15 hrs ago

Will you take the red pill or the blue pill?

Some physicists and university researchers say it's possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film "The Matrix."

In 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, "The Simulation Argument," which argued that, "we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation." Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we're all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization's computer game.

Researchers at the University of Washington agree with the testing method, saying it can be done. A similar proposal was put forth by German physicists in November.

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Postby selfhelpnation » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:07 pm

I was so excited to hear about this. If they end up in an unexplained freak accident or go missing, we'll know what's up.
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Postby En-Lugal » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:23 pm

selfhelpnation wrote:I was so excited to hear about this. If they end up in an unexplained freak accident or go missing, we'll know what's up.


If that does happen, I'm going to pretend I never read that article and disavow any knowledge. :shifty:
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Postby natatskege » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:17 pm

This was so interesting, so are we in atari or xbox phase.
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