Monday, February 17, 2014

The Red Pill Redux


We all know this picture, right? It's Neo seeing the Matrix for what it is, a digital simulation of its reality, a construct BRT wrote about in The Red Pill, a piece done a year ago discussing how researchers are finding similarity of the propagation of cosmic rays to the 3D render space of computer graphics. http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.1847 Seems the NYTimes has picked up on this a year later in an article titled, Is the Universe a Simulation?, a well written blurb using the same source as BRT's in showing why this "crazy" notion may ring true due to the unique properties of mathematics, a discipline wholly independent of time and space, connected to yet forever separate from the complex reality in which we all live.




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