lrd.Helmet Posted June 6, 2016 Share Posted June 6, 2016 1 hour ago, DBowman said: If you think about the kinds of simulations we do you can tell they are simulations; they are quantized, finite (either with closed loops, edges, or bounded computation), & often have aliasing artifacts for example. You could imagine using ideas about these kinds of 'signatures' as evidence in favour or not of 'this' being a simulation. It seems reasonable that the simulators could interpret the simulation, if so then the simulators and the simulatees could communicate (it's just a really inefficient AI). If you can communicate then you can 'control' to some extent... In practice I think we'll never know, but I don't think it's in principle unknowable. Actually, somebody did just that:http://gizmodo.com/5950832/how-to-tell-if-the-universe-is-a-computer-simulation science thingy:http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.1847 If I understand correctly. It seems to be that a simulation starts to break down when you go really deep into physics. So that means that you could calculate whether or not you are in a simulation. I think Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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