Hints at Life Being a Simulation

Without going into unnecessary detail, we have built into the simulation a few telltale incoherencies—such as the idea that consciousness depends upon the brain, some logical paradoxes, and the measurement problem (etc) surrounding quantum physics. In SG the pieces are allowed to discover and reflect upon their “world” and to ask themselves whether it really makes any sense. Once they realize it doesn’t, the question is when they will hit on the correct explanation of their predicament: that they are pieces in a simulation game. So far the vast majority are clueless but a few have begun to suspect that all is not well—they are starting to feel that they live in an impossible world (or “world”). At later stages of the game the point of interest will be whether they can persuade others of the truth.


Folksonomies: simulation real life

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Quantum mechanics (0.988687): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Quantum Zeno effect (0.662203): dbpedia | freebase
Measurement in quantum mechanics (0.641605): dbpedia
Mind (0.640252): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Quantum decoherence (0.626612): dbpedia | freebase
EPR paradox (0.598218): dbpedia | freebase | yago

 Philosophical Fun for the Whole Family
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  McGinn, Colin (April 8, 2015), Philosophical Fun for the Whole Family, Retrieved on 2015-04-09
  • Source Material [www.colinmcginn.net]
  • Folksonomies: simulation


    16 NOV 2013

     Real Life as a Video Game

    A common meme in many forums and blog posts is to review real life as a video game and the insights about the human condition this reveals.