Are we living in a simulation? Facebook, the most used application in the world, is about to allow users to create virtual realities. Is this one? Elon Musk says “We’re most likely in a simulation”, I think he puts it at a billion to 1 that we’re not. A simulation of the year 2022, time becomes irrelevant as we might simulate any. We will create simulation from simulation ad infinitum. Simulation or not, I think and so am. We have always wondered about our source.

Has AI created simulation to understand us better? We created AI. The question is what’s the origin of the perceived universe? We have always wondered about that, God? Simulation only adds fascination, we are created by an intelligence. The question of God remains fundamental, what intelligence? And what of the base reality, there must be an actual. Simulation theory is like Monist theory where everything is derived from consciousness. For both there is no material world. Simulation says it’s computer generated. They arrive at the same place, conscious perception is the actual. Virtual or otherwise this is my reality where I can interact with your consciousness. The question still begs, do you exist? At least you do virtually. I might be virtual too, but that doesn’t matter since I think and so am. Perception beckons me. Existence provokes such questions, perhaps our very first question was why, before what.

Simulation hypothesis

Elon Musk




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