With all that’s happening right now around the world, one could only wish that this is all just a nightmare — a bad dream that we will all wake up from. But what if all of this is really not real? And not just this one, but everything that’s happened in our lives? This theory of us being in a computer simulation has been around for quite some time. And now, a new theory emerges and takes this theory to a whole new level.
Philosopher Nick Bostrom famously considered this in his seminal paper Are you living in a computer simulation?, where he proposed that all of our existence may be just a product of very sophisticated computer simulations ran by advanced beings, whose real nature we may never be able to know. Now a new theory comes along that takes it a step further – what if there are no advanced beings like that either and everything in "reality" is a self-simulation that generates itself from pure thought?
More about this hypothesis over at Big Think.
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