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Sun December 23, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Wait, Maybe We Are Living In A Simulation.

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 5:45 pm

A month or so ago, I wrote a post asking if everything we experience is nothing more than the result of a giant simulation run by super-advanced aliens.

"That's crazy!", some folks responded. "What are you smoking?"

Now a team of physicists at the University of Washington have announced research that might just be able to answer the simulation question (well, maybe get a start on answering that question).

The key is looking for constraints on the physics we experience that might come from it being nothing more than a program.

Who knows? Maybe a simulated universe with a simulated Santa might even be possible.

Here is the link to a story on the research. Enjoy, my fellow self-aware programs!

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