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It's Been Proven. We Are The Matrix

(15 Posts)
ZombTEE Fri 12-Oct-12 08:26:16

Well, maybe not proven. But speculated:

Pysicists may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.


domesticgodless Fri 12-Oct-12 08:32:15

can someone pull the plug on me then please???


ZombTEE Fri 12-Oct-12 08:33:00

Ready to go down the rabbit hole? grin

domesticgodless Fri 12-Oct-12 08:33:52

how come my fake universe is so bloody boring then? Where's my nice leather coat and designer specs?

CuttedUpPear Fri 12-Oct-12 08:34:54

I thought you were going to say that MN is the matrix. grin

CuttedUpPear Fri 12-Oct-12 08:41:39

In that case, is there any point in recycling?

domesticgodless Fri 12-Oct-12 09:14:59

good point Cuttedup....that would save me some time every week i can tell you

ZombTEE Fri 12-Oct-12 10:24:41

I've never thought there was any point in recycling. Now there definitely isn't any point to it!

What else is pointless if we're a simulation...

Fiderer Fri 12-Oct-12 10:28:30

Read it but not sure I'm any the wiser grin

This though: "A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilisation of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible." Well that's MN sorted then wink

Sidge Fri 12-Oct-12 10:30:32

I want to be shagged by Neo/Keanu <sulks>

(But not with the plug socket-thingys down his back, they freaked me out)

OatyBeatie Fri 12-Oct-12 10:32:56

There's absolutely still a point in recycling. Simulation or not, the universe will be sensitive to our acts and omissions.

(And anyway, we probably earn points for some alien gamster in Universe 34/az1/99B every time we recycle.)

legoballoon Fri 12-Oct-12 14:39:45

So Shakespeare got it right:

These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

rubberglove Fri 12-Oct-12 21:51:11

I took the wrong coloured pill

Jux Mon 15-Oct-12 10:48:26

I want my code rewritten. Now please.

Ah, lego. That made me happy.

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