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Are We Real?

In the Guardian, Olivia Solon reports about the discussion on whether life as we experience it likely is a simulation.

Pro:

… videogames are becoming more and more sophisticated and in the future we’ll be able to have simulations of conscious entities inside them. … If there are many more simulated minds than organic ones, then the chances of us being among the real minds starts to look more and more unlikely.

… That we might be in a simulation is … a simpler explanation for our existence …

Con:

… if we are in a simulation then we have no clue what the laws of physics are.

Hybris.