Is the universe a simulation?
Posted on 2014-01-14
If the universe is indeed a simulation, how could we detect it? Even if we can’t be certain, can we assign a probability, or at least list the points for and against? For example:
The fact that the universe cleaves so tightly to a mathematical structure seems to point TOWARD simulation.
That the universe appears to be finite in age and size seems to point TOWARD simulation.
Quantization of energy seems to point TOWARDS simulation.
Speed limit of C seems to point TOWARDS simulation.
Consciousness, I guess, points AWAY from simulation. (Or does it arise from MORE math, as described by chaos theory)?
Do you disagree with/qualify any of those?
What other evidence do we have that points towards or away from the universe being a simulation?
Quantum randomness, and wave/particle duality?