We Live in a Computer Simulation
Computer Simulations and Mathematics (Part 1)
A Computer Simulation
Mathematics and the Universe
Mathematics Underline Physical Reality
The Reason Behind the Math
Computer Simulations and Mathematics (Part 2)
Information is the Key
What is that thing that fills our world and universe, our brains are overflowing with it and we trade it with one another daily? Is it not information? If you can understand that information is not an abstract thing (i.e. an idea existing only in the brain,) but rather, exist as the most fundamental part of our universe; you will be able to grasp the idea of humanity living in a computer simulation.
Although we perceive information as being in our heads (brains), information is definitely not abstract because it fills our entire physical universe and cannot be separated from it. In fact, information obeys the same laws of physics as everything else in our physical universe.
Note: our universe is an enormously vast information system that works along the same lines as a computer simulation. Thus, information is embodied in every object found in our world. Information is all around us, and a gaining of it is a mere loss of uncertainty – where randomness becomes definable and clear.
INFORMATION AND WRITING
What we term “information” was first taken hold of and truly manipulated some five thousand years ago with the invention of writing. Writing (i.e. the written word, the storage and transmission of information) is the most transformative, disruptive and creative technology the human race has ever conceived. Information truly pushed the human race and technology ahead enormously with the storing and transmitting of information through writing.
INFORMATION AND LANGUAGE
Even the human-speech when observed at the level of phonemes (i.e. the systematic organization of sounds in language) can be shown as a data system of information.
Note: words are message-concepts: sounds that communicate information. These sounds are mere vibrations that travel through the air (and other mediums) and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. Thus, what underline the words you use are sound waves containing vibratory information that can be detected as well as measured. After speaking; the words you have spoken doesn’t just reach the next person’s ear, but rather, interacts with everything around you vibratorally.
Being fully aware of this characteristic of words/sounds, America’s National Security Agency has come up with a new invention: a device that can decipher your words through things like closed windows, even when your voice cannot be heard. This new technology allows this because; every time you speak loud enough in a room with windows, your voice creates small vibration patterns on the glass of the windows. And the new technology is a bounce lazar monitoring system that is able to pick up the window’s vibration and convert the data (i.e. the information held within the vibration patterns) back into speech. Thus, the vibration patterns collected from the windows hold within it the essence of the sounds (i.e. the spoken words.)
The organization of sounds within language is one of the fundamental systems which a language is considered to comprise: like its syntax (which is the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages) and its vocabulary (which is the set of words within a language.)
As humans, we are continually communicating information with one another. In a nutshell: to communicate is to exchange information. The word, telecommunication refers to communication at a distance by technological means: particularly through electrical signals or electromagnetic waves.
Human’s earliest telecommunication technologies included visual signals such as smoke signals, beacons and etc.…. They also included audio messages such as coded drumbeats, lung-blown horns, etc., etc.….
These information systems of old have long been traded in by today’s electromagnetic telecommunication technologies, which include the telephone, radio, microwave transmissions, fiber optics, communication satellites, and much more.
Today you can visually talk to someone on the opposite side of our planet with sound and visual clarity. This would have been unheard of one hundred years ago. And it is all due to information in the form of technology.
Knowledge concerning our universe is all around us. Information is knowledge being conveyed. Our discoveries concerning facts about our universe are not arbitrary discoveries, but rather, a systematic alignment of concrete characteristics about our simulated universe. Because of a special receptive brain that houses intellect; humans mentally receive and amass the information that is encoded in the universe. And as we grow in information through intellect; more and more knowledge in the form of information is conveyed to us via our simulated universe. The information is all amassed through intellect by a split coherent brain. Thus, we humans are growing intellectually in information all the time
The example of amassing information through intellect is drawn of children in a classroom. As children we have sat in classrooms and learned different levels of mathematics. If trigonometry was given to us on our very first day of school; it would not have been able to be conceived existing on a level too high for a natural child’s mental state. Therefore, we were taught math in levels: addition, then subtraction, then multiplication, etc., etc.….
In a similar fashion, throughout the centuries we humans have naturally apprehended the information embedded all around us in levels. Therefore, Philo Farnsworth and Charles Francis Jenkins brought forth the invention of the television, not before, but after Joseph Swan’s and Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb. We apprehend information in levels.
I believe our simulated universe is designed in such a way because; information plays a vital role in human development. We know from all of the mysteries about life and universe that has been revealed to us in the last three hundred years that information is a major key to unlocking the mysteries of our reality. If information was an actual key; intellect would be the keyhole that unlocks the mysteries. I state this analogy to say, if information plays a vital role in our reality; intellect, an emergent property of the brain is just as important.
Note: your brain is an organic central processing unit (CPU) of the simulated universe. Thus, Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity teaches we all observe reality in accordance with our own reference frame.
Intellect on the other hand is an emergent program of the human brain or CPU stemming from the brain’s prefrontal cortex.
For more discussion on the CPU and the intellect program, see Chapter 9 of this book under, “The CPU and Intellect.”
Information and the History of Humanity
I once heard someone say,
“Modern humans today as a group are superior to our ancestors.”
I had to agree with him. But then I said,
“As individuals, our ancestors were superior to us.”
I said this because; some 50,000 years ago our individual ancestor would have been a survival specialist. My reason for calling him a “survival specialist” is because; he would have had a detailed mental map of his territory with memorization of a great deal of information about plants, animals and etc.… Survival would have required so many skills his senses would have been extraordinarily fine-tuned to his environment. Today our human senses are fine-tuned only to our immediate environment.
Also, because of our ancestor’s daily routines, their naturally tuned bodies could be weighed against some of today’s greatest athletes. In antiquity, survival as hunters and forester gatherers required superb physical and mental abilities in many fields from every of aged individual within the clan. But this would all change some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
INFORMATION AND CIVILIZATION
Our first great settlements were based around the five great rivers of the East (i.e. the Nile River of Egypt, the Indus River of India, the Yellow River of China, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers of Mesopotamia). It was there at those flourishing watered grounds where the agriculture boom began for our ancestors; as they began gardening and farming as a major food source. They must have realized that growing and storing food was more sufficient than hunting when feeding large groups of people.
With the rise of the agricultural age, instead of the individual possessing multiple imperative survival skills; individuals could now increasingly rely on the skills of others for survival. This meant that some of them could focus their attention and specialize in skills such as tool creation, hunting, growing crops, maintaining livestock, and even the inventors could create things to sharpen those skills. As early modern human farming became more and more efficient; what we call civilization was born.
Agriculture gave our ancestor’s a reliable and predictable food source, which allowed them to gather food on a large scale for the first time in history. But the food sources required protection. Therefore, this led to communities living in tighter closed or fenced in spaces. With the first early defense structures; the need for organization would have grown. The more organized we would become; the faster things would become efficient for us. Villages would be transformed into cities and likewise, cities into kingdoms and then empires with governmental rule to complement them.
Connections between enormous amounts of humans living in the same areas would abound, which would lead to the opportunity of sharing and exchanging information like never before up to that point in time. Systematic religious philosophies and ideas that explained our purpose in life would have also taken root and form.
About 500 years ago, the Scientific Revolution began. The studies of mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology and chemistry turned our world upside down by transforming everything we thought we knew about our world and universe.
INDUSTRIAL AND COMPUTER REVOLUTION
The Industrial Revolution would follow shortly after; laying the foundational seeds for the computer-information age we are currently in. With the invention of the computer, the internet and its evolution into mediums we all have access to on a daily basis; our world has become an information melting pot.
Today we live in the most prosperous information age humanity has ever experienced. For instance, the average high school student today knows more about the universe at large then scholars just a few centuries ago. Information and ways of acquiring more of it has exploded in these times of ours.