Hey, that idea was actually invented a long time ago, but don’t let that deter us from this:
The human universe: Could we become gods?
But perhaps the most curious of all is the idea that the universe isn’t real, and we live in a computer simulation created by a superior intelligence. In fact, according to Nick Bostrom, the philosopher who developed the idea, this is the most likely explanation for our existence.
Whatever the plausibility of this claim, it begs a tantalising question: could we ever create such a simulation? Could we become the gods of an artificial universe inhabited by creatures so smart they are able to question their own place in their universe? [subscribe wall follows shortly]
On the other hand, wait long enough and you won’t have to subscribe. They’ll tell you someone’s latest formula for free.
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