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Physicists Propose Method to Determine If The Universe Is A Simulation

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  1. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    Very interesting ...

    Read More at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-real-physicists-method-universe-simulation.html
     
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  2. mkstromin

    mkstromin Power Member

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    I always thought we live under a microscope !

    I guess others think that too!

    Cool..now i am not the only weird one! :)
     
  3. 0scan0

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    This view of life is invalid. If we are living in a simulation there must be someone creating this simulation for us (like in matrix) if there is someone creating our simulation there is nothing that doesn't say that those people/robots etc.. that creating our simulation themselves living in a simulation, and this can go on forever which means that this view spinns itself to invalidity.
     
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    INCEpTION FTW!!!!:cool:
     
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  5. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    Why do some of the smartest people in the world ponder such ridiculous ideas?
    Are they that bored with reality?

    of course our universe is real, .....simulated? are you kidding me?

    Lets just assume it is simulated then, so if "they"= the ppl who are simulating it, take it away, then whats there? empty space and we fall for ever?

    And of course in the spectrum of life we can and most likely are specks of life on the thumbnail of something much greater then us, just as the specks of dust we see before us that have billions of life forms in it.
    It is what it is what it is and what it will always be..
     
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    Jesus MY Savior, Creation & the Bible all the way to the end zone for me :)
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    makes perfect sense to me,

    if they say the universe is constantly expanding that must mean that at some point there is an edge to it (even if its wraped round in a sphere shaped universe

    Would much rather know what is beyond the current expanding universe
     
  8. Black.Star

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    Thanks to these guys for adding all the cool stuff to the simulation then.
     
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    WTF, I only touched simulated boobs?
     
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    What if that simulation is BEING "simulated" by us? Us as a living thing...

     
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    Damn! I knew it.

    I wish those physicists didn't watched 'Matrix'.
     
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    ive been saying this for years
     
  13. blackberry

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    That is paradoxical.

    Read the OP, then think and read this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrödinger's_cat




    For those who don't wanna read, basically you cannot measure something without affecting it, therefore the study is flawed.
     
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    I'm glad to see we have so many lay physicists on BHW, I was worried that the chumps in Bonn and Seattle weren't really up to the task.

    I always thought that this was a logical procession after the discovery of Planck's constant and its relation to matter waves, I'm somewhat surprised that it has taken a century for this type of research to show up.
     
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    actually there have been somewhat successfull attempts at measuring systems without disturbing them :)... it's still research but it might be possible
     
  16. Black.Star

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    Oh look! There is an online article about it. Must be the next big thing and since it is on the interwebzzz it must be true and every physicist agrees on that!
    Better show everyone how much knowledge I have about these kind of thing!!!111

    (Thats how you guys look like...)
     
  17. PinguSpy

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    Planks wht is tht?

    I'm asking this question to someone from YT.

    "What is color?
    Can you explain to me color from consciousness perspective + quantum ?"


    And he reply:

    "It would be a fundamental protophenomenal state stored as quantum information in the wave-function. It would actually be the Platonic state of "redness in itself," but interestingly enough, even though it's Platonic, it would be stored at the fundamental basis of reality at the Planck scale."




    Something with plank.
    Damn, im super noob in physic. :(
     
  18. hatemachine

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    I prefer Batman. I mean he's rich, tall, smart, strong and good looking.
     
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    I'll forward that article to Sheldon Cooper - He might understand some words from it.
     
  20. mickyfu

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    If it were all simulated maybe someone could work out how to turn off the Matt Cutts part of the simulation.