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The Simulated Universe
What's an Simulated Universe? The Simulated Universe argument suggests that the universe that we live in is a complex simulation from the universe of reality. All things, including humans, animals as well as plants and bacteria are included in the simulation. This extends beyond Earth. It is believed that all planets asteroids, comets galaxies, stars black holes, galaxies, and the nebula also are in the simulation. In reality, the universe is a model running within a highly sophisticated computer designed by an intelligent species that reside in a universe that is a parent. In this piece I will provide an explanation to the Simulated Universe argument and explain the reasoning behind philosophers who believe that there is a good chance that we live in the form of a simulation. I then will discuss the evidence is needed to establish whether we actually exist in the simulation. Then, I will discuss two points of opposition to the argument and conclude that, while intriguing it is not a good idea to accept this Simulated Universe argument. It's a Possibility The idea that we live in a simulation of the universe an idea that is derived from the notion that there is a possibility for computers to model anything that behaves as computers. Computers can simulate any mechanistic system which follows an established set of rules. As it is true that Muhammadiyah Sorong the Universe is a rules-based system operating under an undefined set of physical laws we are able to comprehend and comprehend, it is logical that it could be replicated by a computer. The advocates in the Simulated Universe argument suggest that If it's feasible that we imagine the universe, then it's probable that we exist within a virtual universe. What is the reason they hold this idea? It is because those who support the Simulated Universe argument suppose that If it's feasible for us to create the simulation of our own, we'll likely be able to do it in the near future, as long as our human needs and desires remain the same as they are today (Bostrom 2001: pg 9). They also argue the possibility that any creature that develops within the simulation would likely develop the very own Simulated Universe. We know it's possible to build their own simulations since they exist and they exist within the simulation of a universe. There is a possibility to keep this endless nesting of universes and each one spawning intelligent species that create themselves their own models. In the present, with the nearly endless number of universes with children the odds are that we are as a part of one of billions of different simulations than in the single universe of our parent. This is particularly evident when we look at the possibility that in these universes could be multiple worlds that have intelligent lifeforms, each developing their own versions of reality. How does it all work? When you see computers running in a virtual universe, it's not possible to turn on a video monitor or computer screen to see the universe from afar. It is not a computer that contains virtual reality-based creations of individuals living their lives in their own world. It's not like playing games like "The Sims" or "Second Life". There aren't any graphics to be seen. From the outside the only thing you can see are numbers. All you see is numbers. A complex manipulating of data. Like all software the numbers are created via the hardware of the computer. They are saved in permanent storage devices, like Hard-drives. Then, they are transferred to RAM for processing by Central Processing Units (CPUs). The numbers of the simulation program are the physical laws of the universe. The numbers also represent the energy and matter in the universe. While the program runs the numbers are altered by the rules of the program - the algorithms that represent the physical laws. This alteration results in diverse numbers that remain controlled by the program's rules. Massive data structures of numbers are shifted around in the computer's memory when they interconnect with various data structure. As the simulation universe expands, the data structures become more complicated but the laws that govern their behaviour remain unchanging and constant. From a designer's perspective, the universe that is simulated contains only complex data structures. However, for the creatures that are part of the simulated universe it's real. They sit in their windows and admire breathtaking sunsets. They stroll around the outside and take in the scent of fresh-cut grass. They can look at the stars in their skies and think about traveling to other planets. For the people living in the universe that they have created, all things are solid and tangible. However, just like in the actual universe it's reduced in terms of numbers and laws. It is vital to realize that the computer isn't simulation of each subatomic particle that exists that exists in our universe. In his 2001 paper, Nick Bostrom points out that it is impossible running a model to this amount of depth. Bostrom suggests that the simulation should only simulate local events to the highest level of detail. Galaxies and distant objects are able to have compressed representations since they are not visible sufficiently well to discern the atoms that make up an individual (Bostrom 2001: pg 4). This is an idea we could further explore. Maybe the entire universe which includes local phenomena is compressed in a way. The simulation might have been "interpreted" by its inhabitants as being composed of subatomic particles and atoms but in reality, it's completely different. If we take a look at contemporary physical science, we can realize the possibility of this being a possible possibility. Take the principle of indeterminacy that is used in quantum Physics. A person cannot observe the momentum and position of a particle at the same time. It is also apparent subatomic particles do not have a specific position or speed until the observation is taken. This is due to the fact that subatomic particles are not present in the same way that we have come to experience at the macro level. Because we are not able to directly observe subatomic particles, it is possible to conclude they exist as a reflection of a reality to which we do not have direct access. In a virtual Universe, that reality may appear in the form of data arrays that represent energy and matter.

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