IS OUR UNIVERSE SOMEONE ELSE’S HOBBY?
Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody elseâ€™s hobby. I hadnâ€™t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.
But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostromâ€™s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone elseâ€™s computer simulation.
This would explain a lot. Debug, please . . . .
Thoughts on how to survive inside a computer simulation can be found here.
UPDATE: More thoughts from Beldar.