October 13, 2012

Is reality real?

I love when scientists wonder whether the universe is a simulation. Do we exist within an elaborate computer game? Right now there is a serious scientific effort to investigate this possibility.

The idea is that if reality is a simulation, there must be a lattice, an invisible structure on which the simulation is built. They're looking for it right now. Mind you, I don't want them to find it because we already have enough problems accepting reality. If it all turns out to be a life-long game, who knows how people would react? For one thing, there'd be no god...unless he's the game master. Hmmm. 

Anyway, I love this stuff. You yank the rug out from under me and I say "Wheeeee!"

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