As in “we are living in an advanced space aliens’ simulation.” But why were media even asking for this kind of thing?
Who, or what, is the godlike entity that may have created a simulated universe? One possibility, supporters of the simulation hypothesis say, is that it’s a race of advanced beings — space aliens. Even more mind-bending is the possibility is that it’s our own descendants — “our future selves,” as Terrile puts it. That is, humans living hundreds or thousands of years in the future might develop the ability to simulate not only a world like ours but the bodies and minds of the beings within it.
“Just as you can simulate anything else, you can simulate brains,” Bostrom says. True, we don’t yet have the technology to pull it off, but he says there’s no conceptual barrier to it. And once we create brain simulations “sufficiently detailed and accurate,” he says, “it is possible that those simulations would generate conscious experiences.”Dan Falk, “Are we living in a simulated universe? Here’s what scientists say.” at NBC News
Wait a minute? Doesn’t this remind us all of the “mirror universe” that walloped through recently, with no real evidence? It’s as if the media do not want to cover real science events.
Falk is careful to say, above, that experiments to test the idea have been proposed. Maybe we should say nothing about the matter until they have been done and the results announced.
A reader draws attention to this item in the article:
Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb says the knowledge could even trigger social unrest. Knowing that our thoughts and deeds aren’t our own could “relieve us from being accountable for our actions,” he says. “There is nothing more damaging to our social order than this notion.”Dan Falk, “Are we living in a simulated universe? Here’s what scientists say.” at NBC News
But, holy cow, wasn’t he the fellow who led everyone on a wild goose chase about the space cigarillo Oumuamua being an “extraterrestrial light sail”?
It’s clear that these people are running out of naturalist options if we are down this deep into the nuts.
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