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So uh.... Unless I'm missing something this article is just basically saying: "There are laws and structures in our universe according to which particles move/behave etc. - therefore this is a simulation".

I'm sorry but what?
 
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post #32 of 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post

Meh, who cares... even if it is a simulation, it's not just going to be turned off, the programmers probably have a really cool way to destroy us already planned out. tongue.gif Either way, we exist, so we should just live our lives. If there is a higher purpose and we end up recognizing it, that ruins everything, so let's just leave it and focus on more important things like... well, overclocking, and rooting phones, or whatever. tongue.gif

stop trying to control us!!!
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Cool!
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Dinosaurs were beta?

Justin Bieber was a piece of code gone wrong?

December 21st going to be a massive computer crash?

It all makes sense now! biggrin.gif
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Best be careful with those tinfoil hats, you might short circuit something.
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post #36 of 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

So uh.... Unless I'm missing something this article is just basically saying: "There are laws and structures in our universe according to which particles move/behave etc. - therefore this is a simulation".
I'm sorry but what?

As implausible as the myriad of other "loony explanations". thumb.gif
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If we were living in a simulator, we'd expect to find evidence of that lattice if we looked close enough to the edges of the observable universe -- and that's what Silas Beane from the University of Bonn and colleagues have calculated, in a paper published in arXiv. As cosmic particles fly through the universe, they lose energy and change direction and spread out across a spectrum of energy values. There's a known limit to how much energy those particles have, though, and Beane and his colleagues have calculated that this seemingly arbitrary cliff in the spectrum is consistent with the kind of boundary that you'd find if there was an underlying lattice governing the limits of a simulator. It should also, if present, scatter the particles in a certain way as they come up against it, and we should be able to investigate whether that's the case.

If it's true then there could possibly be a way to figure it out, but there's no proof yet...

One might as well say that the universe is just a subatomic particle in a larger universe... as of yet there is no way to prove that either hypothesis is right or wrong...

Basically, don't cash in all of your virtual currency yet.
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NEO will free us!!! lol!
 
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kookoo.gif springs to mind
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Guys guys I got an amazing idea. Let's make a simulated universe inside a simulated universe. Who's with me?biggrin.gif
     
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