Scientific American writer Anil Ananthaswamy analyzes current thinking on the odds you’re living in a vast computer simulation. (If so, should ‘base reality’ give you a 2020 do-over?)
The classic trilemma proposed by Nick Bostrom isn’t the only way of looking at it — it might come down to a 50-50 chance. But like your personal computer, the challenge to the theory is grounded in computational power. Bill Whittle and Scott Ott seem to discuss the question…but their conversation doesn’t exist until you observe it.
Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are About 50-50
[Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, October 13, 2020]