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 ...
The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger
If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they’re ma...
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 !
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
The subject uses his mind to move individual fingers on a prosthetic arm. Credit: Courtesy of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled ar...
The Army Wants To Put This In Your Brain
The U.S. military wants to build a brain modem that allows you to control objects by willpower. How realistic is it?
Fermilab Experiment Finds No Evidence That We Live in a Hologram
A controversial experiment at Fermilab designed to hunt for signs that our universe may really be a hologram has failed to find the evidence it was seeking, the laboratory has announced. It’s called ...
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...
Brain Implant Lets Tetraplegic Man Drink Beer with a Robot Arm
Erik Sorto, 32, is paralyzed from the neck down. He is also thinking about giving himself a drink of water for the first time in 10 years. As he pictures using his left arm to lift a cup to his mouth,...
Nano Memory Cell Can Mimic The Brain’s Long-Term Memory
Researchers at the MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) have built the one of the world's first electronic multi-state memory cell which mirrors the brain's ability to simultaneously process and store m...
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...
Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality
How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?
Is the Universe a Hologram?
If matter and information can't be destroyed, then what happens when you empty the recycle bin on your computer? Those bits have to go somewhere...
Brain-computer interface
A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), synthetic telepathy interface (STI) or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct comm...
Brain in a vat
In philosophy, the brain in a vat (alternately known as brain in a jar) is an element used in a variety of thought experiments intended to draw out certain features of our ideas of knowledge, reality,...
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...
Simulation hypothesis
The simulation hypothesis contends that reality is in fact a simulation (most likely a computer simulation), of which we, the simulants are totally unaware. Some versions rely on the development of si...
Mathematical universe hypothesis
In physics and cosmology, the mathematical universe hypothesis (MUH), also known as the Ultimate Ensemble, is a speculative "theory of everything" (TOE) proposed by the cosmologist Max Tegmark.
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Digital physics
In physics and cosmology, digital physics is a collection of theoretical perspectives based on the premise that the universe is, at heart, describable by information, and is therefore computable. Ther...
Simulation argument
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 ...
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...
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...
The Emperor's New Mind
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics is a 1989 book by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose.Penrose argues that human consciousness is non-algorithmic, and t...
The Fabric of Reality
The Fabric of Reality is a book by physicist David Deutsch written in 1997. It expands upon his views of quantum mechanics and its implications for understanding reality.This interpretation, which he ...
Computational universality
In computability theory, a system of data-manipulation rules (such as a computer's instruction set, a programming language, or a cellular automaton) is said to be Turing complete or computationally un...
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 ...
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...