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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirteenth_Floor
Check out the movie The Thirteenth Floor. A really good exploration of virtual reality.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 9Thermal9 View Post

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirteenth_Floor
Check out the movie The Thirteenth Floor. A really good exploration of virtual reality.

Also see World on a Wire. It's very old but still good.
In my opinion, it's even a little better than Thirteenth Floor.
Don't read the plot because it spoils the movie. wikipedia needs spoiler alerts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_on_a_Wire
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post

Not sure, but I would assume each computer simulating the next computer would continue to advance as its universe (real or simulated) continues to advance technology.
Completely made up example to illustrate my point:
Currently:
Original Universe: Running on: Core 2 Duo
Its Simulation: Pentium Dual Core
Its Simulation: P4
Its Simulation: P3
After certain number of years:
Original Universe: Core2Quad
Its Simulation: Core2Duo
Its Simulation: Pentium Dual Core
Its Simulation: P4
Its Simulation [NEW]: P3
After certain number of Years:
Original Universe: Core i7 Quad Cores
Its Simulation: Core 2 Quad
Its Simulation Core 2 Duo
Its SImulation: Pentium Dual Core
Its Simulation: P4
Its Simulation[NEW]: P3
A new simulation isn't created until that lowest level simulation has the technology to create it. By that time the computer simulating the current simulation will have advanced it's technology to run the new simulation within the simulation. The same trend continues upward until you hit the original universe.
Actually more complex systems can be emulated on simpler ones, just not in real time. However for a simulation of the universe, you wouldn't need a real time process, you'd just need relative synchronization.
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so some advanced entity might be simulating our past existence in a faraway time space continuum

so for we know he is pressing the replay button on our doomed universe

pretty cool
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

If it was a simulation, would that mean of all the processes we consider to be random are actually pseudo-random?

Obviously we wouldn't know, or they've found a way for true randomness that we're yet to discover.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Obviously we wouldn't know, or they've found a way for true randomness that we're yet to discover.
Isn't there a way to do it through quantum mechanical properties? I think they use a quantum harmonic oscillator or something like that.
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A simulation within a simulation within a simulation and etc. That means original universe has reached technological singularity. And every simulated one before ours has reached it as well. And we are next. And this will go on and on forever.
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Dude I just watched the Truman Show last night for the first time..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Obviously we wouldn't know, or they've found a way for true randomness that we're yet to discover.
Isn't there a way to do it through quantum mechanical properties? I think they use a quantum harmonic oscillator or something like that.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure all Ivy Bridge CPUs have it inbuilt too.
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