A Deep (but not too deep, because this shit can do your head in) Dive into: Are we living in a computer simulation? [pt.2] – This is why we aren’t. Or maybe exactly why we are. I don’t fucking know.

This is part two of an examination of Simulation theory – Here’s part 1. And to understand what the hell this is, watch this, this, or this, or read this (the latter of which started it all).

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If you play Mario Bros, this never happens:

And sometimes, the designers of computer games like Grand Theft Auto have a sense of humour where they might get the characters to do or say something like this:

But that’s about it. Because the characters in computer simulations (especially in GTA) are mostly all about this kind of thing:

So If anything, it usually goes something more like this:

And it never goes like this:

Like this, in our reality:

So it’s pretty egotistical to think that even if we are in a simulation, we have a right to know. To think that our present ‘us’ is more important than our future us.

BUT… BUT…

Wouldn’t it be even more funnier-er-er if our reality is simulated and we do make people spend years and years getting phDs in physics and hanging out and talk with other physics human people and hypothesising about being in a simulation, and in the end it doesn’t matter at all, because they’re trapped in it?

No matter how smart whatever the characters name in GTA gets, he will never be able to leave the reality of the environment he’s been assigned to (Los Santos, or Earth for us). So if we are in a simulation, if we aren’t, it actually doesn’t matter. Just live your live. And do good shit.