ARE WE LIVING IN SIMULATION?
Why do we think so that the universe in which we are living is a Great Simulation? Let's see.
In this world where everyone’s trying to make out something unique and interesting, what would be the reaction after knowing that the world we’re living in just a simulation or merely our imagination?
Simulation theory makes us to think whether we’re living in a reality or in a world which just seems real to us . “If we’re living in simulation, then the Cosmos that we’re observing could be as tiny piece of the totality of physical existence—while, the world we see is in some sense rea:, it’s not located at the fundamental level of reality”.- Nick Bostrom
The biggest thing to discover is what we perceive to be real or what actually reality is? So, reality is anything which could be perceived by using one or more of the five senses. But, this didn’t describes the insight of reality though, reality, simply seems what we take to be true, what’s considered true is what we believe, what we believe is based on our perception and what we perceive determines what we believe and what’s believed is considered to be true and accepting the truth shapes our reality. Thus, reality could also be fake and imaginable or might be having it’s existence in some other forms or might be coordinated with particle world.
Simulation theory posits that we’re living in an advanced digital construct, such as computer simulation, that’s overseen by some high tech power or higher form of intelligence. This theory throws light on many hypothesis which could evidence our existence in simulation, some theories like "De ja vu"; "Mandela effect" gives briefs about the same.
De ja vu, one of the most fascinating and unanswered mystery, which depicts wistful sense of having been somewhere without knowing that it’s your first visit to that place or getting simply familiar to situation that’s quite new to you. Despites, de ja vu has no specific existence but it’s somehow, associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. So far, no precise explanation has been proposed but it could be due to changes in some genetic processes in brain as it’s suggested by Dual processing theory that two cognitive processes that normally run in parallel, could be uncoupled for a moment that might make evidences of dejavu successful.
Not up to this, the renowned phenomenon called as Mandela effect, everyone’s familiar with, causes false memory. According to science, it’s explained as a phenomenon of false memory as it involves mistakenly recalling events or experiences that haven’t occurred, or random distortion of memories. But the incidences of Mandela effect is, sometimes, also experienced on a vast scale for example: In the case of Nelson Mandela’s case, it’s believed that he died in 1980s in prison but in reality he passed away in 2013. After this incidence, the phenomenon of false memory was coined Mandela effect by paranormal consultant Fiona Broome, who claims that differences arise from movement between parallel realities which somehow, processes that alternative versions of events and objects exist within the universe.
Besides this, if we go deeper in science about this effect, it correlates with “Schema driven errors”. Schemas, which are organized packets of knowledge that directs memory and it fascilitates understanding of materials and can produce distortions as well. Hence, it could be depicted that, this universe is run by some high- tech intelligence, thus, simulation could be a reality in which everyone of us is living without knowing hardly anything about it. So, it’s not difficult to make sense that simulation exists to some extent which might brings the incidences of false memory or distortions or time travel or so on.
Article by:- Saumya Mishra