Are we living in a simulated universe? Here's what scientists say.

10-Aug-2019
From NBC News
“If we are living in a simulation, then the cosmos that we are observing is just a tiny piece of the totality of physical existence."

What if everything around us — the people, the stars overhead, the ground beneath our feet, even our bodies and minds — were an elaborate illusion? What if our world were simply a hyper-realistic simulation, with all of us merely characters in some kind of sophisticated video game?

This, of course, is a familiar concept from science fiction books and films, including the 1999 blockbuster movie "The Matrix." But some physicists and philosophers say it’s possible that we really do live in a simulation — even if that means casting aside what we know (or think we know) about the universe and our place in it.


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