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Physicists Testing To See If Universe Is A Computer Simulation by egift(m): 8:27am On Dec 16, 2012
Some physicists and university researchers say it’s possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film “The Matrix.”

Space 300x198 Physicists Testing To See If Universe Is A Computer SimulationIn 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, “The Simulation Argument,” which argued that, “we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation.” Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we’re all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization’s computer game.

Researchers at the University of Washington agree with the testing method, saying it can be done. A similar proposal was put forth by German physicists in November.

So how, precisely, can we test whether we exist? Put simply, researchers are building their own simulated models, using a technique called lattice quantum chromodynamics. And while those models are currently able to produce models only slightly larger than the nucleus of an atom, University of Washington physics professor Martin Savage says the same principles used in creating those simulations can be applied on a larger scale...

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Re: Physicists Testing To See If Universe Is A Computer Simulation by Reyginus(m): 11:45am On Dec 25, 2012
We are waiting for the outcome of the research.

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