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New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence

• arclein
How real are you? What if everything you are, everything you know, all the people in your life as well as all the events were not physically there but just a very elaborate simulation? Philosopher Nick Bostrom famously considered this in his seminal paper "Are you living in a computer simulation?," where he proposed that all of our existence may be just a product of very sophisticated computer simulations ran by advanced beings whose real nature we may never be able to know. Now a new theory has come along that takes it a step further ?" what if there are no advanced beings either and everything in "reality" is a self-simulation that generates itself from pure thought?

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