Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Elon Musk says we may live in a simulation. Here’s how we might tell if he’s right

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Elon Musk says we may live in a simulation. Here’s how we might tell if he’s right

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Is the world around us real — or are we living in a simulation, like characters trapped inside some space alien’s video game?That sounds like a question you might hear at a midnight screening of “The Matrix,” but lately it’s become the subject of serious academic debate. High-profile proponents of what’s known as the “simulation…

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

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In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer. They aimed to create a proxy of the cosmos, a Cliffs Notes version in computer code that could run in months instead of giga-years, to serve as a laboratory for studying the real…