Simulation theory: 1 in 3 chance that our Universe and we are in a simulation | Science | News


Simulation theory was first popularized in 2003 when philosopher Nick Bostrom wrote an article titled Are you living in a simulation?. Mr. Bostrom’s argument was, essentially, that humanity is approaching a point where we can create computers so advanced, we will be able to run simulations involving sentient beings.

As such, there is a chance that an advanced species came before us somewhere in the Universe and created us – simulated, sentient beings.

Mr. Bostrom wrote in 2003: “Because their computers would be so powerful, they could run many of these simulations. Suppose these simulated people are conscious (as they would be if the simulations were fine enough and if some fairly widely accepted position in the philosophy of mind were correct).

“Then it could be that the vast majority of spirits like ours do not belong to the original race but rather to people simulated by the advanced descendants of an original race.”

Sam Baron, an associate professor at the Catholic University of Australia, thinks there are three options for determining whether we live in a simulated universe.

The first is that there are technologically advanced aliens that run many simulations of people like us – which would also include us.

The second option is that there are technologically advanced beings who have the power to perform simulations but choose not to.

Third, no advanced being has the power to perform a simulation.

Professor Baron thinks these are our only three options for the simulation hypothesis, and therefore thinks the odds of us being in a simulation are one in three.

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“And your credibility to win the biggest lottery in the world should be around one in 300,000,000 (if you think it’s not rigged).

“If this makes you a little nervous, it’s worth remembering that we may make discoveries in the future that could change our beliefs.

“What this information might be and how we might discover it, however, remains unknown.”


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