OT: the universe is a computer simulation

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 17, 2012 - 9:09pm

physicists hard at work...

looks like smart people figure we might just be an intense computer simulation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/...

not sure if this makes things more or less meaningful...

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on December 18, 2012 - 9:06am.

I knew it, I just knew it.... Dangit...

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on December 18, 2012 - 10:30am.

We live in a matrix

Submitted by davelj on December 19, 2012 - 9:16pm.

I don't know if it's "probable" that our existence is a simulation (as the article suggests), but it's probably the highest probability among many alternatives, which is a distinction with a difference. My personal assumption is that some "thing" beyond what our simple minds can fathom created our universe and we're an observed experiment. But that this "thing" gives one rat's ass about us as individuals or even large groups... that I do not believe.

Submitted by Allan from Fallbrook on December 19, 2012 - 9:28pm.

davelj wrote:
I don't know if it's "probable" that our existence is a simulation (as the article suggests), but it's probably the highest probability among many alternatives, which is a distinction with a difference. My personal assumption is that some "thing" beyond what our simple minds can fathom created our universe and we're an observed experiment. But that this "thing" gives one rat's ass about us as individuals or even large groups... that I do not believe.

Dave: Time for you to switch back to the good Scotch, man. And stop reading Kierkegaard!

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 20, 2012 - 9:55pm.

I think, therefore I drink.

Submitted by paramount on December 20, 2012 - 11:30pm.

davelj wrote:
My personal assumption is that some "thing" beyond what our simple minds can fathom created our universe and we're an observed experiment.

I agree, I think we are being observed; or at least occasionally checked on/surveyed.

Maybe like a fish bowl.

Occasionally abducted for experiments.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on December 21, 2012 - 6:47am.

Sloppy code, too many bugs.
I would have introduced real warp drive much sooner. Also need a concept of life credits where you get to live longer (or better) the more life credits you collect.
Example need to be able to trade life credits for longer life or you could choose to spend them on say nice vacations etc…
Plus everyone should start at the same level or at least choose parents etc… I could go on..

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 21, 2012 - 11:23am.

Reality looks pretty seamless to me. Come on people this is a pretty bitching program detail wise.

Submitted by zk on December 21, 2012 - 1:12pm.

squat300 wrote:
I think, therefore I drink.

That's it!!!

That's why I drink.

Also my new motto.

Too much thinking wears you (me, anyway) down. Think. Then drink. Then don't think so much. Ahhh.

Submitted by paramount on December 21, 2012 - 4:15pm.

You might need a drink after you see this proof that aliens have been here:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...

or video here:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/vide...

Those skulls are not so-called warped.

I knew something big was gonna happen today.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 21, 2012 - 4:26pm.

Man I wish my parents had deformed my skull like that.

Submitted by paramount on December 21, 2012 - 5:26pm.

squat300 wrote:
Man I wish my parents had deformed my skull like that.

That's the thing, they're not deformed.

They are reptilians from the Pleiades Star System.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 21, 2012 - 6:40pm.

I'm thinking about starting over again with just 7 pairs of identical socks so I never have to sort socks again.

That was preprogrammed to happen around now.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 23, 2012 - 12:39pm.

I've Been thinking about it and I'm pretty sure we are a computer program. it all makes sense. however, knowing we are ina computer program doesnt really help us fiunction better in the program.

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