Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?
I love this theory. The math overwhelmingly predicts that we're living in a computer simulation, and yet, there's no way to know. So, we have to act like we're not.
It works like this:
1. In a decade, a super computer will be able to compute all the experiences of a human life in about a month. In 30 years, a reasonable computer will be able to compute 10,000 simultaneously in real time.
2. Eventually, the vast majority of humans will actually be within simulated realities. Imagine everyone has The Sims 12
running on their Playstation 7.
3. A simulated reality will be indistinguishable from actual reality.
4. The likelihood that you're living in a simulated reality approaches 100%.http://www.vice.com/read/whoa-dude-are-we-inside-a-computer-right-now-0000329-v19n9
Hat tip to +David Brin
for catching this first.