Question of the Day | Do We Live Inside A Massive Computer Simulation?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

The crazy thing about this concept is that there is no way of really proving we are not in a massive computer simulation.

If this is just a game I wish the guy using my character would get me a super cool car or a dragon to ride. Maybe some elven chain-mail that is +3 against jerks.


We don’t want to alarm you, but there’s a distinct possibility that our universe is nothing more than a huge computer simulation, that we’re all living in The Matrix, and none of this is real. But while stopping short of full-on human-machine warfare, a team of interested researchers at the University of Bonn is trying to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes by performing a measurement that should tell us if we’re stuck in a computer simulation.

This notion is based on quantum chromodynamics, which is the idea that describes how the strong nuclear force binds quarks and gluons together into protons and neutrons–and thus binds everything else together. We’re talking about very fundamental physics here, the process by which elementary particles form larger particles which form larger particles which form life, the universe, and everything.

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