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MIT Professor: “MORE LIKELY We Are In A Simulation Than Not!”

Mac Slavo
April 10th, 2019
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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has declared that it’s more likely that we are living in a simulation than not. In a recent interview with Digital Trends, MIT researcher Rizwan Virk stated that in his own personal estimation, we’re probably living in a simulation.

Virk’s hypothesis is far from new.  The topic was famously probed in the 1999 film The Matrix, and is the subject of a new book by Virk. As a computer scientist and video game developer who leads Play Labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Virk endeavors to unpack the heady arguments that call our physical world into question in his book, The Simulation Hypothesis.

Although this idea seems unlikely to the average person, it has been entertained by the likes of technology gurus such as Elon Musk. During his infamous podcast with Joe Rogan, Musk declared that we are “probably living in a simulation.”  Which means he believes we are all programmed to live in what is, essentially, a video game.

Musk claimed that we have a one in a billions chance of living in “base reality.”  Virk puts our chances at a little lower than Musk though.  “I would say it’s somewhere between 50 and 100 percent. I think it’s more likely that we’re in simulation than not,” Virk told Digital Trends.

When Digital Trends asked Virk how he came to the conclusion that we were all likely stuck in some sort of mental trap simulation, he replied:

 I had an experience playing virtual reality ping pong and the responsiveness was very real to the point where I forgot that I was in a room with VR glasses on. When the game ended, I put the paddle on the table but, of course, there was no paddle and there was no table, so the controller fell to the floor. I even leaned over onto table and almost fell over. That experience really got me thinking about how video game technology is evolving and how it could end up being so fully immersive that we would be unable to distinguish it from reality. -Rizwan Virk via Digital Trends

Scientists are actually starting to take this idea seriously. One of those, is Oxford professor Nick Bostrom, who wrote an article in 2003 called “Are You Living in a Simulation?” He came up with a mathematically sound statistical argument for the simulation hypothesis. He says, suppose some civilization somewhere gets to the simulation point and can create highly realistic “ancestor simulations.” With more computing power, they can spin off new servers and new civilizations really quickly.

It is an interesting mind path to entertain this idea.  Of course, the real question then becomes “what IF” we are in a simulation? Can we break free as they do in The Matrix, or are we doomed to wander aimlessly never really living or experiencing anything?

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  1. Mungo says:

    Where is the reboot button?

    • Anonymous says:

      PRESS: Cntrl Alt Delete

      RESET because America is now Insane.

      Europe is also insane.
      UK, wtf? Thank God our ancestors opted out. How? Because they were armed. And brave men actually stood up against the tyrant king.

      UK used to be so nice 1980s,1990s.
      Germany was nice. Beautiful women and flowing beer.
      Italy and Italian women, Wonderful!
      ALL HAVE BEEN INVADED BY MUSLIM hoard invaders.
      POLITICIANS CAUSED THIS. ALLOWED IT.
      The people in those countries were disarmed. So they could not fight back.

      Your guns will also be taken. “For safety.” “For the children.” “For world harmony”.

      AMERICA IS BEING INVADED NOW!!
      Where are the minute men at the border?

      Trump Lied. He is NOT currently building wall or stopping the flow. Con job. Used car salesman.

      You cool aid drinkers will figure that out when it is too late.

      We were suckers. Chumps. lied to. Decieved. What is new about that?

      Make me your King.
      I will stop the flow of the invaders within 72 hours.
      – OP every thousand yards. Spoters.
      – Sharp shooters fire one warning shot. Next is NOT warning.
      – Razor wire in highly invaded border sectors.
      – Drones.
      – Overhead blimps.
      – Aircraft observers vectoring US squads to intercept invaders.
      – Buses that IMMEDIATLY take them back to Mexico. Mexico let the cross. Now their problem.
      – Law. If you are caught three times coming across illegally. YOU NEVER CAN ENTER legally, NEVER get visa, or get citizenship. NEVER. Fourth time we put the invaders in a work camp 5 years. They will build/repair roads with hand tools. Yes, your family split up if invader.

      (TELL ME: Why are US citizens seperated from families for misdemeanor offences? But foriegn invaders are not? WHY?)

      If you come into my home uninvited you will be asked to leave. If you don’t. Then you leave carried out. No further discussion.

      SHOULD BE SAME WITH USA BORDER.

      Knock on the front door. Get invited in. No problem.
      Crawl through window, sneaking in, when I’m not home.
      I will NOT have a problem upon my return.
      But home invader will. Invader problem will be short lived.

      USA border is sacred. Good brave men gave up their very lives for this country. Now you give it away. wtf?

      I still have my balls. I have not allowed PC whimp culture to geld me. Make me a steer. NEITHER SHOULD YOU!

      …………..lets see if this censored, shadow banned.

      • Marc is right but there is no reboot button for this final “recession” will usher in the “globalists” or by their more proper name the “beast” which is all those who chose to worship them by entering into their system to buy and sell:

        Revelation 13:14-17 And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by reason of the signs which it was given him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who hath the stroke of the sword and lived. (15) And it was given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image of the breast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (16) And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; (17) and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

        The IMF/BIS has an SDR that will act as a bridge from “king dollar” to “blockchain” will be 3.5 years at which time that passage of scripture will be fully implemented. Then from that point until “mystery Babylon” is nuked off the face of the earth will be 3.5 more years:

        Revelation 18:8-10 Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her. (9) And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived wantonly with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her burning, (10) standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

        Then comes one year of global wrath so intense the “globalists” will truly want the mountains and rocks to fall on them to hide them from the face of HIM that sits on the only throne that will matter:

        Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; (16) and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: (17) for the great day of their wrath is come; and who is able to stand?

        This will all take place within the next decade because Jesus’ 2000th resurrection year is 2030 when Father will give Him the earth to conquer:

        Revelation 19:11-16 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12) And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself. (13) And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (14) And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. (15) And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. (16) And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

        Our job is to prepare accordingly:

        https://sumofthyword.com/2016/10/04/the-rapture-of-the-church-is-after-the-tribulation/

  2. Good example of degree pollution. Convoluted rationality. Misuse of words. Distorted language. Speculative based delusion. Non sequitur misconstuance. You name it.

    • Old Sailor says:

      I can make it simpler than that rub123. What a bunch of crap! Although, it might be true that some of those in academia, politics and Hollyweird are living in a simulation. We for sure know they aren’t living in the real world.

      • Menzoberranzan says:

        It’s God’s simulation. He says that there is more unseen than seen. The spirit world is all around and we are blind to it. It’s probably a good thing we cannot see some of it. Satan and his other fallen angels(demons)walk among us and would terrify us beyond comprehension if we could see them.

        • Fuck Amazon says:

          I think the concept of God was placed in the simulation for the lower IQ masses so they wouldn’t ask too many questions.

          • Menzoberranzan says:

            God surely placed your dumb tail here for some reason I cannot fathom. Perhaps so we could learn how not to act.

          • Stuart says:

            “…the lower IQ masses so they wouldn’t ask too many questions.”

            Says the ignoramus who can only use basal language to express himself.
            The fact of the matter is that the believer tends to ask more questions not less. We are curious about eternal things.

          • Hardrock says:

            You do not need to worry about other people’s IQs? You need to do some research, that is if you want to know the truth about God. And then if you come to the conclusion that there is no God? May God have mercy on you! Don’t worry about people that know the truth, and try to belittle them because you don’t know what they do? If you are smart do yourself and your soul a favor,Search for him with a open heart and mind and you will find him! Don’t degrade yourself with stupid comments, to try and get your point across? May God bless you with knowledge and wisdom, to see the truth! This country is is going to hell in a hand basket. We need to try and open the hearts and minds of as many people as we can, to the truth? I’m afraid the country is going? But there still a lot of good we all can do each and everyday! Fight evil with your whole heart and soul! May God bless all!!!!

          • Deplorable ruski says:

            Colossians 2:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

            Freedom From Human Rules
            16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

          • Anonymous says:

            Every soldier in combat prays.
            Dead men around you changes the atheist perspective.

            We are now in a war.
            Tyrants are taking our liberty, free speech, right for open discussion, internet speech. Next they take your guns. Then lock you up. Then Genocide. That is communism. One world version will be worse.

            Trump is last American president. NWO Commies will win. Deep state will take everything away if people remain docile. USA made int Commie California because people are gullible, lazy, weak.

            ———————— Arrest George Sorros.
            ———————— George Sorros for Prison 2019

        • Hardrock says:

          Menzo, you are spot on! I pray to God each and everyday to keep them off my back!!!

          • Menzoberranzan says:

            Me too, brother!

          • Anonymous says:

            If God allowed his own son to be strung up and nails in hands and feet.
            Then do you think you will be protected?

            Man up.
            Be of courage.
            God Bless America.
            Long Live the Republic.
            Those are my personal sentiments.

            However, I believe God has different plan.
            There will be an accounting.

            Perhaps God’s children should remove themselves from what is coming? Mountains? High ground. Protection from as many sides as possible?
            What do you think?
            Where to flee the Beast System?

            • Son of patriot says:

              Where to flee the beast system? The Great American Redoubt, the NW Rockies. Payette National Forest in particular. Bitteroot region.

              They’re coming. Just think how it’s gonna be when they have the whitehouse, and ya know that’s only a matter of time.
              They will:
              Disarm us.
              Outlaw our religion.
              Dragoon our kids into forcible transgendered brainwashing.
              Increase tranny-ism, 30% of population becomes LGBT.
              Ban Marriage.
              Kids to be in barracks at age 6.
              No private property.
              Dish out health care to only those whom the state favors.
              Socialists always genocide, they a;ways murder those they disagree with. They will here too.

        • durangokidd says:

          Karma establishes your boundaries in this dimension, not unlike bollinger bands identify the upper and lower values of a particular stock’s valuation over time.

          A stock’s value can exceed either limit, but over time reverts to the mean. So do we if we do not make a determined, conscious effort to transcend the upper boundary by our thoughts, words, and deeds.

          I have been out of the body. I promise this community that God is real and that your personality survives the transition from this dimension to the next one. Suggest you all consider the ramifications of that truth.

          That dimension is MORE real than this one.

          The colors, shades, & hues are more varied than those in this one, and more translucent. Moreover the light in that dimension has a substance or nature unlike anything we have experienced here. It is crystal clear and solid at the same time and carries information. The essence of the substance of that reality is “finer” than the matter that makes up our physical dimension; like the difference between silk and wool.

          Intelligence permeates that reality. Consciousness is the constant in that dimension. Love is the gravity, a real discernible physical force, that binds it all together.

          Just saying. Intention and motive is everything. 🙂

  3. lost karma says:

    Liberals must love this. Whenever they screw up they can blame the master program. An algorithm made me do it! They already blame everyone else as it is.

  4. jakataman says:

    They walk among us.
    I believe in string theory, multiverse and multiple unseen dimensions.

    But to believe that we are in a simulator is totally absurd.

  5. CAaT says:

    Just as plausible as some Heaven and after life.

  6. grandee says:

    prep on.

    we’re doomed

  7. SAY WHAT says:

    THE SIMULATION HYPOTHESIS (AMAZON BOOK)

    AN MIT GAME DESIGNER SHOWS WHY AI, QUANTUM PHYSICS, AND EASTERN MYSTICS ALL AGREE WE ARE IN A VIDEO GAME

    OR JUST MAYBE HE IS TRYING TO SELL HIS BOOK.

  8. Canned Goods says:

    RECESSION ALERT! RECESSION ALERT! GET YOUR CANS OF RAVIOLI READY. Good thing I wasted my life savings on ravioli and crackers. My wife leaving me was merely a bump in the road! I’ll show her haha.

  9. Anonymous says:

    ‘Of course, the real question then becomes “what IF” we are in a simulation? Can we break free as they do in The Matrix, or are we doomed to wander aimlessly never really living or experiencing anything?’

    The age-old argument between free agency and fatalism.

    In general, the proactive person doesn’t measure and count something, without the intention to control it.

    Christians are fatalists, in expecting time as we know it to have a discrete beginning and end.

  10. Bilge Pump McCoy says:

    Professor – Massachusetts – Democrat [probably]. Conclusion – probability of defective brain = 100%.

  11. Stuart says:

    “Christians are fatalists”

    Not at all. Just the opposite in fact. Christians believe in free will. The choice is yours.

    We do not believe time will end necessarily, only that it will cease to be relevant – just as the yardstick is not relevant in the measurement of mass.

  12. Yankee Refugee says:

    In India, it’s called “Maya”. Maya means illusion or magic. Ramana Maharshi once said that “…everything is transitory and what is transitory is unreal”.

  13. I believe nothing. I think. I use reason, to the best of my ability. When one believes, they become emotionally attached to the belief. It is more difficult to accept facts and change accordingly, when one has emotional attachment to an idea or belief. As humans, we can some times be wrong. Question everything. Use objective logic. Peace be upon you.

    • jakartaman says:

      To believe in nothing is a belief and not a good one!
      I have beliefs and hold on to them until proven wrong.
      I believe in the 2nd amendment
      I believe the world is immoral and on the path to destruction
      My belief in God grows stronger by the day

  14. Bert says:

    This story is another example on why human life continues to be valueless to so many.

    Reminds me of the two billion fat fuckers with the total disregard of their personal responsibility to them-self.

  15. Stuart says:

    While I am not prepared to dismiss the matrix idea, It seems more likely that it is simply a question of scale – not substance.

    If we expand the atomic structure of matter to planetary size we get the Universe. It follows then, that the Universe may very well be the atomic structure of God’s world. We may be not so much in the Matrix as in the head of a pin – in God’s sewing box if you will.

  16. Heartless says:

    to this ‘Virk’… hey prof., I’ve got a hypothesis too. I’m a working guy and wear steel-toe work boots. If I kick you full-tilt boogie in the nads I’m pretty sure you’ll abandon your idea that you’re living in a VR world while you retch out the last couple of meals you’ve eaten while writhing on the floor gasping for enough air to scream. At the very least, you’d get a glimpse of the harsh reality construct you think you live in. Seriously, this guy is a teacher?

  17. MIT professor my ass. This was all laid out by Walter Russell nearly a hundred years ago in the book; “The Secret of Light”. And more logical, more reasonable, and more sensible too.
    “This whole electric universe is a complex maze of similar tensions. Every particle of matter in the universe is separated from its condition of oneness, just as the return ball is separated from the hand, and each is connected with the other one by an electric thread of light which measures the tension of that separateness.” –
    https://www.azquotes.com/author/22931-Walter_Russell?p=2

  18. Anonymous says:

    Before discussing the mystery of creation itself, how many people have made their beds and cleaned the restroom.

  19. This computer site is virtual reality. Look away from the screen. Look around you. It’s real alright, but it has been influenced by real people using the virtual reality of written language and motion pictures and now computers, TV, cell phones.

    This Virk is selling his book. He is also selling an idea. You have the right and responsiblity to buy or to just say NO.

    I reject this idea. I don’t want his book. Otherwise, MIT is a top university. But this charleton makes me wonder what other nonsense is being taught at MIT.

    .

  20. Some people are too smart for their own good. They think this crap up but they can’t tie their shoes or wipe their noses. An “F” on that term

  21. If we were in a simulation, wouldn’t our overlords write the code eliminating anyone/anything that suggested we were in a simulation?

  22. Archivist says:

    If this is a simulation, it’s not a very good one.

  23. TheMadHatter says:

    A lot of things are possible. Of those things, a subset is probable. Is it possible that we are living in a simulation? I believe the answer is yes. Is it probable? I believe not. For those that disagree, I would be extremely interested to know why.

  24. Name says:

    Take away women’s right to vote and all this craziness goes away. We are living in a Lord of the Flies scenario, but instead of ten year old boys, women are the dominate group with 54% of the vote. Democracy is mob rule and women will always vote for welfare. Watch KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov’s warning to America. They got the women.

  25. You only think when you cannot see.

    If you can see, there is no reason to think.

    Thinking is always in ignorance.

    Thinking is not knowing, because when you know, there is no need to think.

    When you don’t know, you will fill the gap by thinking.

    Thinking can never come to any original truth.

    Thinking is never original, it cannot be.

    It is always of the past, of the old, of the known.

    Thinking cannot touch the unknown, it is repetitively moving in the circle of the known.

    You don’t know truth.

    What can you do?

    You can think about it.

    You will move in circles, around and around.

    But you can never come to any experience of it.

    So the eastern emphasis is not on thinking, but on seeing.

    You cannot think about truth, but you can see it.

    You cannot come to any conclusion about truth, but you can realize it.

    It can become an existential experience.

    You cannot get to it through information, through knowledge, through scriptures, through theories and philosophies.

    No, you cannot get to it.

    You can get into it only if you throw all knowledge.

    All that you have heard and read and collected, all the dust that your mind has collected, the whole past, must be put aside.

    Then your eyes are fresh, then your consciousness is unclouded, and then you can see it.

    It is here and now, but you are closed.

    You have not to go somewhere else to find the the truth, it is here-now.

    It is right here, exactly where you are, this very moment.

    And it has always been so, only you are clouded, your eyes are closed…

    https://medium.com/@WhenWarDisappears/whenever-you-think-you-are-closed-1eec899aff6

  26. Yahooie says:

    What an odd spin on existentialism. Kierkegaard had a better handle on it back in his lifetime 200 hundred years ago.

  27. anon says:

    Not only are we the avatars in a virtual reality game (with these physical bodies as our soul’s interface with the A.I.), we are in a time loop which rewinds back to the start of the game when we get to our periodic cataclysm.

    We’re in an extended Groundhog Day. The only way out is to change ourselves like Alan Murray in the movie.

    John Panella’s “Time Loop Chronicles 1” describes this rather well. I commend it to you.

    Pg 46:
    “…. everyone seeks a savior but no one wants to change themselves. They want someone else to do it for them.

    Therefore, the loop continually operates every thousand-years, because …. no one believes they have to change to reconcile their own behavior.”

    The answer lies within us. To change the world, we start by changing ourselves.

  28. anon says:

    Sorry, I forgot to give the link for Panella’s Time Loop Chronicles 1.
    Here it is:
    http://www.thedivinesecretgarden.com/tdsg-access.html

    Wes Penre and Robert Stanley highly recommend the Panella books:
    http://www.unicusmagazine.com/THE_WHOLE_TRUTH.htm

  29. Jon Loren says:

    Trust in Christ & his Father & Pray

    Worst case You live a Good Life

    Do not do above & I am Right

    Your in BIG Trouble ! Art Linkletter by Jon

    I am a Believer & not Paranoid !

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