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Of course we're living in a simulation

23 mins | Mar 20, 2022

Is it time to embrace this line of thought? It's been the topic of many a sci-fi epic, but a technophilosopher has made an even stronger case. Jason Kehe argues that the only explanation for life, the universe, and everything that makes any sense is that we’re living inside a supercomputer. The only people who disagree are, well, scientists. They need to get over themselves and join the fun. “But the simulator needn’t be omnipotent and omnibenevolent for us to consider the possibility of their existence. So there’s the Old Testament, where the catastrophes were more fire and brimstone. Then, maybe, the simulator matured a bit, and got slyer with age in their methods of destruction. In other words, here we are, in 2022, at the mercy of a precocious teenage simulator-god running an experiment on fear-driven Data Age humans faced with pandemics and climate change and wars and all other manner of sociopoliticoeconomic mayhem. Can we survive?”

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