It is highly likely that future humanity could have created a simulation that is identical to reality while noticing significant progress in terms of technology.
If anyone asks you, “is it real?” Then you might say, “yes, of course, look around, everything is real.”
But, what would you think if the reality is nothing but an advanced simulation? A simulation created by an advanced computer would be so accurate.
A realistic experience would have been prepared by a posthuman. It is possible that they would have control over the technical and nature’s physical power to create high-speed computer codes.
If it is true, then our existence’s reality is not more than a Babushka Doll that has been drawn inside some other simulations. What could be the case that can prove; we are living in a real-world, not a simulated reality? Some thinkers admit that the simulation theory is conceivable.
Many philosophers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and most famous a Swedish born philosopher, Nick Bostrom, have talked a lot about simulation theory. Nick Bostrom has published a paper titled “Are you living in a simulation?” Bostrom proposed three possibilities and said one of the three would be true about the simulation theory;
- Humans may likely go extinct before reaching the stage of posthuman.
- Posthuman would have no interest in creating a simulation even if they would have advanced technology.
- We are indeed in a simulation right now.
There are many formulas that Nick Bostrom has added in his paper, such as, “The real fraction of all spectators with kind of human-type experiences that live in a simulation.”
But, if the second possibility is true, some posthumans may have decided to create and run their “ancestor-simulation,” and the same way we would or might be already simulated. It would help if you thought in this way; In the beginning, some real biological humans developed into posthuman, and then they created such a program that could run advanced simulations. And those simulations we are familiar with as our friends, neighbors, pets, and everything, including us.
There is a question, where is the evidence? At first, our potential to create such a computer program with highly advanced simulations and only Artificial Intelligence and computers became so ordinary a few years later. Apart from this, mostly all computers require tweaking to catch the clues. A physicist James Gates says that he found some strange error-codes while he was studying electrons and quarks. And those error-codes were the same as we see on our browsers.
Gates said that still, he would require more evidence that can convince him. One more example that may be a kind of glitch in the matrix is that an Oscar for the best picture award was announced for the niche “La La Land” in 2017 but what happened is Warren Beatty got a wrong envelope, and the final winner was the movie “Moonlight.” This incident may represent a glitch, or maybe there is a hacker behind it.
There are some physicists and philosophers who do not entertain the theory of Simulation Creationism. One of them is Lisa Randall; she is a theoretical physicist at Harvard. Lisa says that there is no strong evidence to prove this universe to be in a simulation. Every evidence that has been provided is based on assumptions and possibilities. She also said that our universe is very complex, as quantum research shows. Hence, it might be that it could be part of the simulation, but the world can never know about it.