German physcists believe we're living in the Matrix

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    I'm sure you've all seen the Matrix. The sci-fi/action/martial arts classic, if you're perhaps just dense and missed the film, is about how humanity is enslaved by a master race of machines who run a computer simulation of our world to harvest us and control us. It's a pretty weird idea, but according to German physicists, it could actually be true.

    The idea is that any civilization eventually gets to such an advanced point that they're able to simulate the universe. Then in that simulation, that civilization gets advanced enough to create another simulation within that simulation, and this continues almost infinitely. If you saw Inception, think of it like that, but infinitely deeper.

    While the idea is simply just a thought, there appears to be actual science supporting this claim. One such claim is that, within a simulation, there are limits to energy. The Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) limit, which is a limit to the energy of cosmic ray particles. According to the physicists, this barrier is apparent of a simulation.

    The theory is still highly conceptual, but it's certainly interesting. Perhaps our modern video games are just precursors to the universe simulation that will create the matrix-within-a-matrix. Maybe we're all just a series of 0's and 1's.

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    While these theories are fun and easy to think up, getting back out of them safely is much more difficult. From what ive read and studied (I have done a lot BTW, ill explain if prodded) there is almost no way of breaking that kind of reality, and if you manage to do so, you realize that you are living in a falsified universe where everything is tainted by false truths.
     
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    This was also mentioned on an episode of Through the Wormhole as well. It's pretty interesting to think about, and I believe we might be able to get there in my lifetime, but I don't think we currently live in a simulation.
     
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    Well in the first Matrix film, one of the characters wants to go back into the Matrix. It's all "lies" but it's a satisfying universe compared to the shithole they lived in.

    I often jerk off on this movie but The Truman Show kinda explores this concept. In the end, Christof (the show's director) gives Truman the choice to leave his fictional reality or stay. The fictional reality, however, is ideal. There's no suffering, no crime, and is generally better than the real world.

    Like would you rather live in ignorant bliss in a false reality or in complete truth in a worse reality? Like if you realized that everything was fake around you, wouldn't you feel better just not knowing that.

    hnnnngggghhhh my head blew up.
     
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    If this a simulation then why can't I control it?


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    Neat, if what Supr said makes any level of sense, then that means someday we may be able to play god in a universe not too much unlike our own ^_^

    My dreams of creating a planet known as Sex Face may just come true...
     
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    Saw the actual article earlier, thinking about the scale of it really blows my mind. Just couldn't think about it to much. u.u
     
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    'You know how I know we're not in the Matrix? If we were, the food would be better.' - Sheldon Cooper.

    Given what I had for dinner, 'nuff said. This ain't no Matrix.
     
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    Gah, beat me to it, Guild!

    That's what they want you to think.
     
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    So if the theory holds true, then "the man" controlling the germans simualation created hitler, made him commit genocide, then awarded the european union a nobel peace prize a few decades later, and only to have german nerds create a theory saying they basically had no control over any of the past events??? That's a pretty ridiculous sense of irony that these creators have going on :D
     
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    When I dream, do I not come up with a simulation?
     
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    December 21st 2012 is actually the day our current simulation will create the next simulated universe.
     
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    You know, I'd say this is crazy, but that's exactly what they want us to think. :ninja:
     
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    Keep dreaming Germany. Keep dreaming.
     
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    So then...
    Who is "The One"?
     

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