The Physical World as a Virtual Reality
This paper explores the idea that the universe is a virtual reality created by information
processing, and relates this strange idea to the findings of modern physics about the physical
world. The virtual reality concept is familiar to us from online worlds, but our world as a virtual
reality is usually a subject for science fiction rather than science. Yet logically the world could be
an information simulation running on a multi-dimensional space-time screen. Indeed, if the
essence of the universe is information, matter, charge, energy and movement could be aspects of
information, and the many conservation laws could be a single law of information conservation.
If the universe were a virtual reality, its creation at the big bang would no longer be paradoxical,
as every virtual system must be booted up. It is suggested that whether the world is an objective
reality or a virtual reality is a matter for science to resolve. Modern information science can
suggest how core physical properties like space, time, light, matter and movement could derive
from information processing. Such an approach could reconcile relativity and quantum theories,
with the former being how information processing creates space-time, and the latter how it
creates energy and matter.
I'd like to ask if any of you have come across this vast website - literally hundreds of pages - which I think seems to follow the simulation idea.
I came across this statement from Clive who runs the site:
"If we are in a simulation then you, me and everyone else here are nothing but software and data storage. We would each be 100% utterly dependent on software for every single aspect of ourselves."
I can't pretend I have done little more than a scan but suggest you click on bio and follow this guy's journey.
I have flu currently and can hardly get my head around the instructions on the pain pills box!
Here's a link: SoulWork, Self Healing, Self Exploration & Subtle & Simulation Argument Evidence Research & Investigations