‘Proclaiming that “the programmer did it” doesn’t only not explain anything – it teleports us back to the age of mythology’

From philosopher Nick Bostrom to tech giants like Elon Musk, many have suggested that life as we know it might just be a sophisticated computer simulation.

The hypothesis continues to grow in popularity – but, not among physicists, according to Sabine Hossenfelder.

The theoretical physicist argues that the simulation scenario ignores the laws of nature, as such a universe that would either have to ‘overthrow quantum mechanics’ or rely on qubits, which have to tie in with general relativity.

In a recent blog post, the researcher from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies argues that the simulation hypothesis makes little attempt in the way of ‘getting the physics right.’

‘Proclaiming that “the programmer did it” doesn’t only not explain anything – it teleports us back to the age of mythology,’ Hossenfelder writes.

‘The simulation hypothesis annoys be because it intrudes on the terrain of physicists.

Interesting Read…

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