In 2003 Nick Bostrom, a Swedish philosophy professor at Oxford University postulated that if any of the following did not come true :
Then it would be likely that in the not too distant future that Humanity would have the computing power to run simulations of universes.
His proposal was actually a trilemma that was called the simulation argument. He argues that one of three propositions is almost certainly true:
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Nick Bostrum has done the sums to show what computing power would be needed. For whole universes it is quite large, but it becomes considerably less if all you have to generate the surroundings for one or more conscious beings.
What this then means is that from this point in the future, Humanity is likely to be generating more and more simulations or simulated universes. This could rapidly
climb to millions of simulations and could develop simulations within simulations.
This then means that the chances of us currently being in the original real universe are in the trillion to one likelihood and that it is far more likely that we are currently in a simulation or simulated universe.
Certain scenarios/questions then arise.
You may be asking yourself : Why is any of this important ? What else could this mean ?
We would encourage you to join our Forum to explore some of the fascinating questions this raises.
Please also take the time to review the interview with Nick Bostrom on his Simulation Argument below.
More information on the Simulation Argument can be found at www.simulation-argument.com
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