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PBS: Space Time | Are We Living in an Ancestor Simulation? ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The idea that our reality is a simulation is not as far-fetched as you may think. Many philosophers, scientists, and tech-billionaires are seriously considering not just the possibility but the high probability that our civilization may be a program being run by another, more advanced alien civilization.  

Vox: Why Elon Musk says we’re living in a simulation

You may like playing The Sims, but Elon Musk says you are the Sim. on Musk thinks we are living in a simulated reality. Nick Bostrom think those chances are more around 20 percent. The chances of human kind participating in a simulated reality is broken down into three options: 1) humans go extinct before …

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American Museum of Natural History: 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

What may have started as a science fiction speculation—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation—has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts and moderates a panel of experts in a lively …

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SETI Institute: Are you living in a simulation? – Silas Beane

Philosophers have long considered the possibility that we live in an artificial or simulated reality. Dr. Beane gives a short overview of some of the simulation arguments/scenarios that he personally finds most compelling. Dr. Beane then attempts to frame the simulation argument in the context of science. In particular, discusses recent work which suggests various …

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