#1
ok, without getting to deep (I know there are some physicists here ) we know that our existence is made up of atoms in different combinations that create everything.

That all good and well, but why? I'm interested in your point of view, whether it be religious or otherwise.

I have thought long and hard about this and the best conclusion I can come up with is that our entire existence is some sort of "program" running a mathematical equation that is the simulation of our universe.

Hear me out here. Ok, so we can't see the end of our universe because the light from the big bang (beginning of time) hasn't reached it yet. So there is an end to what needs to be simulated.

Us humans have only been around for a tiny fraction of the time that the universe has existed and already we are at the cusp of developing technology that will allow us to recreate the human brain.

Once we fully understand the brain we should also be able to understand the true nature of quantum mechanics, and potentially we would be able to copy our brain into an AI that has the processing power of a human brain and more AND is able to connect to the internet. (See transcendence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209764/)

I'm not saying this is going to happen in 20 years, it could happen in 100 or 1000 but once it does that technology will exists for as long as we survive which could be millions or billions of years.

With this technology we would also be able to simulate entire universes, but think about it (and this is where it gets really cool), as a human conciousness living on forever inside a machine wouldn't you want to, from time to time, experience being human again? You could create an entire universe for yourself and put your conciousness into a being born and live an entire life. What better time to be alive then now?

Yes is am saying that it is possible that everyone reading this in just an AI in my simulation, but I like to think that in this distant future I have friends and we are all jamming in the same universe together
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#2
you said u didnt wanna go 2 deep but u went really deep :402:
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#3
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#4
Pizza.
It's over simplified, So what!

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#5
It doesn't mean a thing and that is okay. You are thinking from a human perspective when the universe is nonliving and mostly empty space.
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#6
it is well known that the first time we successfully simulate the universe in a computer, the chances of us being a simulation is almost certain.
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#7
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It's over simplified, So what!

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#8
If the earth is billions of years old, then why is it only 2014?

Checkmate.
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#9
there is no inherent meaning to anything, and any meaning is ascribed by humans
but that's not a bad thing
it's also pretty futile to try to understand the universe
interesting though
#10
There is no definitive point. Make what you want of your existence. I'd start with familiarizing myself with the written English language.
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#11
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you said u didnt wanna go 2 deep but u went really deep :402:


Yea maaaaaan

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it is well known that the first time we successfully simulate the universe in a computer, the chances of us being a simulation is almost certain.


Great so I'm not crazy

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There is no definitive point. Make what you want of your existence. I'd start with familiarizing myself with the written English language.


Thanks buddy..
#12
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If the earth is billions of years old, then why is it only 2014?

Checkmate.

But the Earth is only 6000 years old. lrn2Bible, heretic!
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#13
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#14
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If the earth is billions of years old, then why is it only 2014?

Checkmate.


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But the Earth is only 6000 years old. lrn2Bible, heretic!


Please tell me more O wise beacons of humanity
#15
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#16
We're nowhere near simulating a full human brain on a computer (some japanese supercomputer took 4 weeks to simulate around 10 seconds from 5% of a brain). As for mathematical simulation of the universe - well as math is today we couldn't possibly do it as it would require an infinite number of iterations. Infinite means the lack of a limit so we couldn't solve such an equation.
Note that our current understanding of time and space relies heavilly on the use of functions and/or variables that refer to undefined limits (or better said infinite).
But with the advance in science, who knows?


But i'm no astrophysicist (although i'm comfortable with advanced math notions) so feel free to comment on this.
#17
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Haha I'm surprised everyone seams pretty chilled by my suggestion of reality
#18
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Haha I'm surprised everyone seams pretty chilled by my suggestion of reality

I donlt know what it was, I didn't read the OP.
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#19
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Haha I'm surprised everyone seams pretty chilled by my suggestion of reality


Nobody actually read it, it was too long and probably bullshit.
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#20
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it is well known that the first time we successfully simulate the universe in a computer, the chances of us being a simulation is almost certain.

is this really true?

i like to think any sort of understanding about the nature of our reality is unknowable
#22
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#23
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it is well known that the first time we successfully simulate the universe in a computer, the chances of us being a simulation is almost certain.

well we will never be able to simulate the universe in a computer now will we?
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#24
If you don't make that massive post more readible and entertaining, I will just not bother reading it.
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#25
With the universe being so big and all, I try to distract myself from it because my insignificance in the universe makes me miserable.
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#27
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well we will never be able to simulate the universe in a computer now will we?


got one running right now where you're s'ing my d.
i don't know why i feel so dry
#29
I'm part of the belief that we're all made of microscopic tentacles.
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