Simulated reality is the proposition that reality could be simulated—often computer simulated—to a degree indistinguishable from 'true' reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not know that they are living inside a simulation. In its strongest form, the "simulation hypothesis" claims we actually are living in such a simulation.
According to Doctor Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, there is a 20% Chance that we are living in a simulation
- Bostrom, N. , 2003, Are You Living in a Simulation?, Philosophical Quarterly (2003), Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255.
Buzz Out Loud References
- Episode 755
- Strange coincidences cause BOL crew to suspect the truth...
- 635 - Peace comes to CES
- Scientist suggests we explore 'Universe is a VR Simulation' theory
- 553 - Interview with Nick Bostrom
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