(to quote…”But how do we test the hypothesis? If our world is fake, where are the edges? Where are the metaphorical cliffs no one seems able to climb, the borders we never cross? And, even more compelling, where is that threshold that Jim Carrey crosses at the end of “The Truman Show” to enter the “world” beyond the simulation?”)
Our world is very real but I would answer this way …. Gen 3:24 – So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
Everyone will pass this way. Thankfully NOW, Jesus has made a way…John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Without Him you will pass through that door to eternity but it won’t be Heaven!
If you think otherwise, you’re drinkin the devil’s kool-aid.
Over the years, some science fiction has popularized the notion that our world might not be what it seems — that we might all be living in the Matrix (to use perhaps the most well-known version of the concept).
In the past decade, philosophers and physicists have started to take the idea a bit more seriously, led by philosopher Nick Bostrom, who first published his paper “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” in Philosophical Quarterly in 2003. Basically, Bostrom argues that the exponential growth of computing power seems to indicate that one day we’ll be able to create a digital simulation of our entire universe. There’s also no reason to think multiple simulations wouldn’t be created once the capability is there.
So…we’re either living in the only real universe just on the verge of being able to create a simulation of its historical self, or we’re in one of what could be a multitude of computer simulations. When we look at it this way, it would almost seem that the existential odds are against our actually existing. [source]
- Are we in the Matrix? Science looks for signs we’re not real (news.cnet.com)
- Are You Living In A Computer Simulation? (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Do we live in the Matrix? Scientists believe they may have answered the question (telegraph.co.uk)
- 10 Reasons Life May Be A Computer Simulation (listverse.com)
- Infographic – Are We Living In A Computer Simulation? (33rdsquare.com)