Friday, March 13, 2020

"Brain in a Jar" aka "The Simulation Hypothesis"

Transhumania offers the 40-minute short film “Are We Living in a Simulation?
It could also be called “Brain in a Jar” or “The Simulation Hypothesis”.  In fact, back in the 1950s there was a horror film (“Chiller”) called “Donovan’s Brain” which controlled the stock market (better than Donald Trump does).

The film mentions a mathematician named Bostrock.  It considers relativity to be like an “ingame” model, where as quantum mechanics, with planck nuggets of space and time, is actual physics.

There are multiple circular logical and perhaps moral paradoxes in considering how you would prove your life is or is not real.
One thing I notice is that my own life has a number of really improbable coincidences.

Image: Area 51 sign in Nevada, my trip, May 2012.  

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