Simulated Reality
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All throughout history there's always been a lot of people that have had a hard time excepting the reality of reality. From the Buddhist idea that we are living in Illusion, to the Gnostic notion that this universe is a false copy of a higher realm, Edgar Allen Poe's dream within a dream, Plato's world of Ideas, Carl Jung's Archetypes, and the list could go on.

Simulation Theory is a modern way of addressing this old problem. It is based on technological and scientific advances, and arguably provides a better model of the cosmos than has previously existed. It is, however, just a model. Our species has a habit of projecting our latest technology onto the universe- whether it be a spoken command, a written word, a clock work universe, or a quantum bio-computer system.

My thought is that whatever is actually going on is vastly more complicated than what simulation theory has so far come up with, but that this is the best we can explain things right now.
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Michael Talbot- Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe

http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2mtalbot.html NOTE: This is the full broadcast portion of the interview. It was continued in-studio with an additional 58-minu...
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Quantum Computer to Log Onto Quantum Internet : DNews

Quantum Computer to Log Onto Quantum Internet : DNews | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
In recent months, scientists have made important strides toward the amazing and quirky world of quantum computing.
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"For starters, a quantum computer would be able to store more bits of information in its memory than there are particles in the universe. And where a conventional silicon-based computer handles one computation at a time in sequence, a quantum computer would work on millions at once.

That kind of staggering power would give a single quantum computer the ability to simulate a whole world in a holographic environment..."

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Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now? | VICE

Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now? | VICE | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Rich Terrile appeared on 'Through the Wormhole,' the Science Channel’s show about the mysteries of life and the universe.
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This NASA scientist thinks we could be

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A Thin Sheet of Reality: The Universe as a Hologram (Full)

2011 World Science Festival panel discussion on the holographic principle.
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Advanced biological computer developed

Advanced biological computer developed | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
Using only biomolecules, scientists have developed and constructed an advanced biological transducer, a computing machine capable of manipulating genetic codes, and using the output as new input for subsequent computations.
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PBS Nova - Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension.

Mysteriously beautiful fractals are shaking up the world of mathematics and deepening our understanding of nature. A fractal is "a rough or fragmented geomet...
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Neil Turok - The Universe Within | Perimeter Institute

Neil Turok - The Universe Within | Perimeter Institute | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
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48 minute video, of special interest are the bits about quantum computing

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Bio-Computer Closer with Molecular Transistors : DNews

Bio-Computer Closer with Molecular Transistors : DNews | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
Transistors are the basic building blocks of electronics; now they can be made with living cells. ->
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Our Universe May Be a Giant Hologram | DiscoverMagazine.com

Our Universe May Be a Giant Hologram | DiscoverMagazine.com | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
Physicist Brian Greene explains how properties at the black hole’s surface—its event horizon—suggest the unsettling theory that our world is a mere representation of another universe, a shadow of the realm where real events take place.
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David BRIN: Could Our Universe Be a Fake?

David BRIN: Could Our Universe Be a Fake? | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
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The great sci-fi author and futurist:
"Fortunately, there are shortcuts. Even today, most true humans go through life as if they were background characters in some film, with predictable ambitions and reaction sets. The vast majority of my characters can therefore be simplified, while a few are modelled in great detail."

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Technological Singularity - Vernor Vinge, David Brin, Phil Osborn, Mitch Wagner - Panel

David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner Los Con 39 - http://loscon.org/391/ #loscon November 23 -- 25, 2012 -- LAX Marriott Hotel -- Los Angeles,...
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Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

"Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code," first invented by Claude Shannon in the 1940's, has been discovered embedded WITHIN the eq...
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Blows the mind of Neil Degrasse Tyson by telling him about the computer code he found imbedded within the equations of string theory. 

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Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing in the universe: light. And they did so for a record-breaking one minute.
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Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation? : DNews

Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation? : DNews | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
A philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might actually be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call, The Lattice.
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String Theory, Black Holes and a Strange Superconducting Material | Simons Foundation

String Theory, Black Holes and a Strange Superconducting Material | Simons Foundation | Simulated Reality | Scoop.it
New findings suggest that beneath the surface of quantum theory lies a vibrant string theory world where some matter corresponds to black holes in higher dimensions.
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