Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy? Philosophers and physicists say we might be living in a computer simulation, but how can we tell? And does it matter?
Our species is not going to last forever. One way or another, humanity will vanish from the Universe, but before it does, it might summon together sufficient computing power to emulate human experience, in all of its rich detail. Some philosophers and physicists have begun to wonder if we’re already there. Maybe we are in a computer simulation, and the reality we experience is just part of the program.
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