The Argument Of Universe Simulation

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Each year computers get faster and faster just as predicted by Moore’s Law which stated that computer will get twice as fast or twice as powerful each year so it is not far fetched that in the future it would be possible to build a computer to simulate an entire world or maybe a universe. The concept of simulating the universe is known as “Matrix” or “Universe Simulation” and was originated by Nick Bostrom from Oxford university, He suggested that there is a good chance that we are living in a simulation. There are two sides to the argument of universe simulation, one suggests that we are not living in simulation and everything we experience is real as suggested by Rene Descartes in his Second Meditation in which he says the famous words “I…show more content…
Those arguments would a include saying such as by Dr. Christopher S. Baird of West Texas A&M University “The universe is most likely infinite”. In this argument Dr. Baird states that it would be impossible to simulate the universe as it stretches out to infinity. This argument is negated as we can not verify as a definitive that universe stretches out to infinity as the universe could be finite but expands when a entity tries to go past on what already has been seen so it would be possible to simulate the universe. A great example of how a computer would simulate the universe being infinite would be minecraft as it is a game that procedurally generates the world as the player goes on. Another refuting claim would be of a ancient thinker known as Rene Descartes who stated “Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum” translated as “I doubt therefore I think, I think therefore I am”. A great scenario where this argument would be considered false would be in a imaginary character such as Sherlock Holmes as he is a fictional character who thinks and doubts but he does not exist. In the same way we could think that we exist because we have thoughts but we could be just a computer program playing out its

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