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The world we live in could be a virtual broadcast

Human perception of the outside world

By Robert JackPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Our human perception of the outside world is the result of our brain's processing of various bioelectric signals, for example, our visual system will convert the external light into bioelectric signals, and then these signals will be transmitted to the brain, after the brain's processing, we "see" the external situation, and similarly, our Hearing, touch, smell, and taste are also produced in this way.

If the bioelectric signals coming into our brain are simulated by a computer, and not from our real sensory system, can we notice the difference? As long as the computer is powerful enough and its simulated bioelectric signals are realistic enough, our brain will not be able to distinguish between them, and in this case, we can also generate "real" perceptions.

Further, it is theoretically possible that the functions of the brain could be replaced by sufficiently complex programs, which means that the brain could be just a program and not an entity.

So reasonable speculation is that if there is a super system that connects all human brains, and even these brains may just be programs, then if this system can perfectly provide a variety of real-time signals to each brain, all humans will think they live in a real world, but the reality is that this world is just a virtual system.

So the question arises, is the world we live in virtual? Many people believe that there is such a possibility, there are also researchers who pointed out that there are six suspicious signs that the world we live in may be virtual, and we may want to understand.

First, for a computer, no matter how powerful it is, its performance is ultimately limited. Interestingly, our world does have various limits, for example, the speed of light is the limit of speed, and various Planck constants are the limit of precision, and once these limits are exceeded, the laws of physics as we know them will lose their meaning.

Second, from the perspective of the microscopic world, the world we live in is composed of a large number of microscopic particles, and in the absence of observation, the state of these microscopic particles will always be in a vague "superposition state", and only after being observed, their state can be determined.

The researchers believe that in our game programs, to effectively save system resources, the programs usually display only the details of the player's region and blur the other regions, which is similar to the behavior of microscopic particles.

Third, quantum entanglement has been described by Einstein as "ghostly over distance", but from the program's point of view, this may be the result of the program referencing two pointers to the same object.

Fourth, the puzzling "double-slit interference test" and its subsequent "delayed quantum erasure test" suggest that microscopic particles seem to be able to give specific results depending on the behavior of the observer, and may even violate the law of causality explained by the program. This may be the result of the simple use of conditional statements by the program.

V. Jim Gates, a theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland. Jim Gates, a theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland, in the course of his research on supersymmetry in string theory, discovered that some of the equations describing the fundamental properties of the matter of the universe appear to have embedded computer codes, which he described as having only "1" and "0" forms. According to his description, these codes are only in the form of "1" and "0", and the way they appear is very much like the "error correction code" in our common web browser.

After all, the universe is so big and has existed for so long, and the number of planets in the universe is too many to count.

Researchers believe that if the world we live in is virtual, then this suspicious sign can be reasonably explained, namely: the computer running this virtual world has limited arithmetic power to support only one intelligent civilization, and the universe seems so vast, but it is just an illusion created by the system for human beings, who are unable to detect it because of the extremely limited range of human activities in the universe.

Many famous people agree with the "virtual world theory", such as the famous physicist Stephen Hawking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, SpaceX founder Elon Musk, and, notably, Musk even claimed that "The probability of humans living in the real world is probably less than one in a billion."

Of course, the "virtual world theory" is only an unproven point of view, is a hypothesis of people to explore the nature of the world, although this hypothesis is logically sound, the hypothesis is after all hypothesis, so we look at it, do not have to take it seriously.


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