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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Holographic Universe: Unexpected Mysterious Glitches In Our Simulated Reality


MessageToEagle.com – Are you ready to go on a fascinating journey and explore the matrix?
We will once again discuss the idea that we might live in a computer simulation created by an unknown highly advanced civilization.

This time we will examine the possibility that there could be a number of “faked” universes and if we live in a simulated reality we should expect to see occasional sudden glitches, small drifts in the supposed constants and laws of Nature over time.

As previously stated it is quite possible that our Universe is a gigantic and wonderfully detailed holographic illusion.

Our life, and everything around us might be part of a vast, living and 3D holographic simulation conducted by “someone” invisible and superior to everything known in the universe! Is it the ultimate computer game of the superior ones?

Obviously we have no idea who created this complex simulation, but we can always speculate. Rich Terrell, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology who has helped to design missions to Mars, discovered four new moons around Saturn, Neptune and Uranus and taken pictures of the distant solar system has his opinion about our creator.
Terrell believes our creator is a cosmic computer programmer.

“One has to think what are the requirements for God? God is an inter-dimensional being connected with everything in the Universe, a creator that is responsible for the Universe and in some way can change the laws of physics, if he wanted to. I think those are good requirements for what God ought to be,” Terrell says.

Using a supercomputer and other calculations, researchers have also discovered that there are striking similarities between the unknown laws that govern the Universe and human brain.
The scientists who conducted the study are not saying we are living in a holographic world, but according to the study, the results are not a coincidence.

“By no means do we claim that the universe is a global brain or a computer,” said study co-author Dmitri Krioukov at the University of California-San Diego.

“But the discovered equivalence between the growth of the universe and complex networks strongly suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of these very different complex systems.”

According to John D. Barrow, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University we should seriously consider the possibility that our superior programmers could have created several faked universes and these computer simulations can contain errors. In his science paper, Living in a Simulated Universe, John D. Barrow writes “

Once you take seriously that all possible universes can (or do) exist then a slippery slope opens up before you. It has long been recognised that technical civilisations, only a little more advanced than ourselves, will have the capability to simulate universes in which self-conscious entities can emerge and communicate with one another.
It is probable there are glitches in a simulated reality.
 
They would have computer power that differed from ours by a vast factor. Instead of merely simulating their weather or the formation of galaxies, like we do, they would be able to go further and watch the appearance of stars and planetary systems.


Then, having coupled the rules of biochemistry into their astronomical simulations they would be able to watch the evolution of life and consciousness (all speeded up to occur on whatever timescale was convenient for them). 

Just as we watch the life cycles of fruit flies they would be able to follow the evolution of life, watch civilisations grow and communicate with each other, argue about whether there existed a Great Programmer in the Sky who created their Universe and who could intervene at will in defiance of the laws of Nature they habitually observed.

Once this capability to simulate universe is achieved, fake universes will proliferate and will soon greatly outnumber the real ones.”

Scientists have announced that they found what can be considered the first evidence of parallel universes.The idea that our Universe could be a small component within a vast assemblage of other universes that together make up a “multiverse” has been treated by physicists as intriguing, but so far it has remained in the realm of theory without any experimental tests that could support it.  That might change now when a team of scientists has found evidence that other universes, as well as our own actually lie within “bubbles” of space and time.

“The multiverse scenario was suggested by some cosmologists as a way to avoid the conclusion that the Universe was specially designed for life by a Grand Designer.
Others saw it as a way to avoid having to say anything more about the problem of fine tuning at all.

We see that once conscious observers are allowed to intervene in the universe, rather than being merely lumped into the category of ‘observers’ who do nothing, that we end up with a scenario in which the gods reappear in unlimited numbers in the guise of the simulators who have power of life and death over the simulated realities that they bring into being. The simulators determine the laws, and can change the laws, that govern their worlds. They can engineer anthropic fine-tunings
Our lives and destiny can be decided by our creators. Image: Prometheus movie
 
They can pull the plug on the simulation at any moment, intervene or distance themselves from their simulation; watch as the simulated creatures argue about whether there is a god who controls of intervenes; work miracles or impose their ethical principles upon the simulated reality. 


All the time they can avoid having even a twinge of conscience about hurting anyone because their toy reality isn’t real, is it? They can even watch their simulated realities grow to a level of sophistication that allows them to simulate higher-order realities of their own.
Faced with these perplexities do we have any chance of winnowing fake realities from true?

What we might expect to see if we made scientific observations from within a simulated reality?
Firstly, the simulators will have been tempted to avoid the complexity of using a consistent set of laws of Nature in their worlds when they can simply patch in “realistic” effects, “John D. Barrow explains.

John D. Barrow points out that even the most intelligent programmers would create programs with errors and it is a matter of time before we detect what he calls “glitches”.

“Even if the simulators were scrupulous about simulating the laws of Nature, there would be limits to what they could do.

Assuming the simulators, or at least the early generations of them, have a very advanced knowledge of the laws of Nature, it’s likely they would still have incomplete knowledge of them (some philosophers of science would argue this must always be the case). They may know a lot about the physics and programming needed to simulate a universe but there will be gaps or, worse still, errors in their knowledge of the laws of Nature.

They would of course be subtle and far from obvious, otherwise our “advanced” civilisation wouldn’t be advanced. These lacunae do not prevent simulations being created and running smoothly for long periods of time. But gradually the little flaws will begin to build up.

Eventually, their effects would snowball and these realities would cease to compute. The only escape is if their creators intervene to patch up the problems one by one as they arise. This is a solution that will be very familiar to the owner of any home computer who receives regular updates in order to protect it against new forms of invasion or repair gaps that its original creators had not foreseen.

The creators of a simulation could offer this type of temporary protection, updating the working laws of Nature to include extra things they had learnt since the simulation was initiated.
In this kind of situation, logical contradictions will inevitably arise and the laws in the simulations will appear to break down now and again. 

The inhabitants of the simulation – especially the simulated scientists – will occasionally be puzzled by the experimental results they obtain. The simulated astronomers might, for instance, make observations that show that their so-called constants of Nature are very slowly changing7.
Can strange stories of people vanishing into thin air be explained as glitches in the simulation?
 
It’s likely there could even be sudden glitches in the laws that govern these simulated realities. This is because the simulators would most likely use a technique that has been found effective in all other simulations of complex systems: the use of error-correcting codes to put things back on track.


Take our genetic code, for example. If it were left to its own devices we would not last very long. Errors would accumulate and death and mutation would quickly follow. We are protected from this by the existence of a mechanism for error correction that identifies and corrects mistakes in genetic coding. Many of our complex computer systems possess the same type of internal ‘spell-checker’ to guard against error accumulation.

If the simulators used error-correcting computer codes to guard against the fallibility of their simulations as a whole (as well as simulating them on a smaller scale in our genetic code) then every so often a correction would take place to the state or the laws governing the simulation.
Are we just participating in a simulated game?
 
Mysterious sudden changes would occur that would appear to contravene the very laws of Nature that the simulated scientists were in the habit of observing and predicting.


So we conclude that if we live in a simulated reality we should expect occasional sudden glitches, small drifts in the supposed constants and laws of Nature over time, and a dawning realisation that the flaws of Nature are as important as the laws of Nature for our understanding of true reality,” John D. Barrow says.

The holographic universe theory remains fascinating, not only to the public, but also to physicists and other scientists. That is why a team of physicists at the University of Washington has come up with a potential test to see if we truly live in a matrix.
Are you ready to find out the truth?

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