Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nothing is real

There's a perfectly respectable philosophical position which states that if it's possible to build a simulation of the universe, then it's probably already been done, and we're part of it: see Bostrom's article in Philosophical Quarterly v. 53 no. 211 (2003) for a discussion. Or see Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy:

If it's not true already, it soon will be:

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