Hyperreality
In semiotics and postmodernism, hyperreality is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies. Hyperrea...
Digital Physics Argument for God's Existence
To help support this ministry click here: http://www.patreon.com/inspiringphilosophy Is it is possible we are living in a virtual reality? If so what does th...
If You Think This Is a Photo Of A Grandmother And Her Grandson, Look Twice
No, it’s not what it seems. Grandma is not breathing, and the child in her arms is not a being of flesh and blood. These are hyper-realistic sculptures, recreated with meticulous detail to the point w...
Why Elon Musk says we're living in a simulation
You may like playing The Sims, but Elon Musk says you are the Sim.
Our Simulated Universe Is Just One Piece of a Matryoshka Doll of Annihilation
Perhaps a posthuman civilization running simulations self-destructs, or a lab assistant accidentally spills coffee on computer hardware. Simulations can collapse.
Elon Musk Estimates Chance That We’re NOT Living in a Computer Simulation — and It’s Really, Really Small
Elon Musk, the well-known entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, believes there's a "one-in-billions" chance humanity is not living in a computer simulation. Speaking at tech publication Recode's annu...
Simulated Reality
Great documentary !
The universe is FAKE and we're playthings of advanced civilization says theory
That's the radical theory put forward by a number of scientists, who claim there is a possibility that our world is merely a computer simulation - and there may be evidence of this if we know where to...
In the beginning was the code: Juergen Schmidhuber at TEDxUHasselt
The universe seems incredibly complex. But could its rules be dead simple? Juergen Schmidhuber's fascinating story will convince you that this universe and your own life are just by-products of a very...
You are a Simulation & Physics Can Prove It
Astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize winner George Smoot studies the cosmic microwave background radiation — the afterglow of the Big Bang. His pionee...
10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality
Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical realism has been struggling with the facts of phys...
Dream argument
The dream argument is the postulation that the act of dreaming provides preliminary evidence that the senses we trust to distinguish reality from illusion should not be fully trusted, and therefore an...
Albert Borgmann
Albert Borgmann (born 1937) is a German-born American philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of technology. He was born in Freiburg, Germany, and is a professor of philosophy at the University of...
Computationalism
In philosophy, a computational theory of mind names a view that the human mind or the human brain (or both) is an information processing system and that thinking is a form of computing. The theory was...
Simulated reality in fiction
Simulated reality is a theme that pre-dates science fiction. In Medieval and Renaissance religious theatre, the concept of the world as theater is frequent. Works, early and contemporary, include:
Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE (/ˈbɔrhɛs/; [ˈxorxe ˈlwis ˈborxes]  audio ) (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and transla...
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Artificial consciousness
Artificial consciousness (AC), also known as machine consciousness (MC) or synthetic consciousness (Gamez 2008; Reggia 2013), is a field related to artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics whose...
Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco, ([umˈbɛrto ˈɛːko]; born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery n...
Umberto Eco - Wikipedia
Holographic principle
The holographic principle is a property of string theories and a supposed property of quantum gravity that states that the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a boundary ...
Simulated reality
Simulated reality is the hypothesis that reality could be simulated—for example by computer simulation—to a degree indistinguishable from "true" reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or ...
Neil Postman
Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ours...
Neil Postman - Wikipedia