“Batteries” and “lab model”
In the fourth part of The Matrix, which was released recently, people play the role of “batteries”, giving their energy to machines. However, the Swedish-born philosopher Nick Bostrom believes that obtaining energy is unlikely to be the reason for creating a large-scale simulation, since maintaining human organisms would then take much more energy than they could generate.
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In principle, the researcher suggests, the simulation could be created as a laboratory reproduction of reality in order to study some historical events or social problems.
Suppose scientists want to see what impact this or that economic reform will have on society. They simulate the right situation and study the consequences.
If the consequences do not suit them, the model is returned to its original parameters and a new program is written. However, if we assume that there are many such socio-historical experiments, then the number of “matrix intelligent units”, that is, the inhabitants of the virtual reality, will constantly increase.
In the end, it will turn out to be millions of times greater than the number of real people. So we are very likely virtual personalities, and not creatures of flesh and blood.
Electronic simulation impossible?
The next important point is the technical side of simulating reality. In order for the inhabitants of the simulation not to discover the “forgery”, everything must be arranged as reliably as possible.
That is, one cannot limit oneself to reproducing only the planet Earth with its immediate environment. So, the stars should look like real ones, and not just luminous specks in the virtual sky. Otherwise, astronomers will quickly expose this deception.
By the way, experts have calculated that there are more than one hundred billion galaxies in the observable Universe alone. And there are even more stars and planets.
To recreate all this digitally, enormous resources are needed, even taking into account the fact that our technologies are not yet so perfect as to closely examine each star through a telescope.
But even if such a universe were simulated, an unrealistic number of operators would be required to process the information. The complex structure of the universe testifies rather against the existence of the Matrix than in its favor.
And if you simulate consciousness?
Theoretical physicist Sabina Hossenfelder, in turn, believes that our “native” civilization simply could not create such a global model. Therefore, there must be some other intelligent civilization.
But so far, we have not found any scientific evidence that we are not alone in the foreseeable world. But the simulation of human consciousness is another matter.
“As far as we know, consciousness is simply a property of certain systems that process large amounts of information,” says Hossenfelder.
At the same time, it is not so important whether such a system was created on the basis of a biological brain or a computer platform, she adds.
Meanwhile, experts on brain problems argue that our consciousness is only able to create models of the surrounding reality, based on incoming information. And, since the models of reality are absolutely individual for each person, we cannot get an objective idea of the world around us, only a subjective one.
On the other hand, a virtual model can theoretically reproduce reality according to some algorithms embedded in it that imitate the laws of nature. Physicists have repeatedly tried to simulate natural processes, but have not been able to achieve ideal results.
The fact is that it is simply physically impossible to simulate the properties of each atom participating in a particular process.
Universe big and small
However, there is another concept. And why did we get the idea that the Matrix has a digital origin?
So, academician Valery Rubakov suggests that the Universe could have arisen from a very small region of space, and then begin the process of expansion. In this case, it is only a part of the “Big Universe”.
And it’s not a fact that this “pocket universe” was not created artificially. And that it is only one – there can be many such worlds.
They can exist both for the experimental purposes of a higher civilization living in the “Big Universe”, and as “backup realities” in case of some cataclysms that threaten the life of this civilization.
The last hypothesis seems to be much more thoughtful than the digital version. But we do not yet have information that can prove or disprove it. And perhaps never will be.
Miners in Siberia dug up a strange statue of an angel with shield and sword in the permafrost
Miners of the Elga coal deposit (Yakut) in Siberia dug up a strange statue in the form of a woman with a sword and shield, and behind it there seem to be wings, like a fallen angel. The statue was unearthed by an excavator.
Isaac Newton’s Predictions: The Apocalypse Will Come in 2060
Mankind has been waiting for the end of the world for a long time. The latest example is 2012. Many have stocked up on canned food and other necessities. But whether the Mayans were wrong or we misunderstood them, the world did not end. Nothing catastrophic on a global scale happened on December 21, 2012.
Is there anything to fear now? Are there prophecies that point to a specific date? And not dubious predictions from uneducated fraudsters, but from respected people – like the Mayans.
Every year we see the alleged predictions of Baba Vanga and Nostradamus. In most cases, the end of the world is always linked to them in one way or another. But seriously, we can hardly believe in any of them anymore.
Here’s another name that has been associated with doomsday predictions in recent decades – the famous scientist Isaac Newton. Based on information from his personal manuscripts, we know that he tried to calculate the exact year of the apocalypse – 2060. Here’s what we know.
The many interests of Isaac Newton
The fact that Isaac Newton indicated the date of Armageddon, experts learned at the end of 2002, when manuscripts with his notes were discovered.
They had been kept for many years in the National Library of Israel among the unorganized archives of the author of the First, Second and Third Laws and, of course, the Law of Universal Attraction.
After scientists discovered and read the previously unknown manuscripts of the genius, it turned out that in addition to mechanics, physics and mathematics, he also studied alchemy, occultism, astrology and theology.
After Newton’s death in 1727, thousands of pages dedicated to his “secret passions” were kept in a chest in the home of the Earl of Portsmouth for more than 200 years. In 1936, most of the manuscripts were purchased at auction by the Jewish scholar Abraham Yehuda.
As a result, they ended up in the National Library of Israel.
There is Newton’s manuscript with a prophecy about the end of the world in 2060. It was discovered by Harvard University Professor Stephen Snobelen, who began the initial research.
Newton’s previously inaccessible manuscripts testify to the fact that alchemy, theology and the occult came to the fore, and his serious discoveries were the result of this “obscurantism”.
For example, the law of universal attraction did not appear thanks to the famous apple, but thanks to the concept of the attraction of one element to another, which was proclaimed by alchemy. Another example is Newton’s famous physical theory of absolute space and time, which was based on the theological ideas of the genius of physics.
He believed that absolute space is the place inhabited by God, the form of existence of His universal spirit, and absolute time is the infinite duration of the divine presence.
In addition, Newton believed that due to the divine structure of the universe, any impact is immediately transmitted to each of its points without the participation of matter. Curiously, this theory is also considered by some modern physicists who study vacuum and quantum mechanisms.
Now let’s take a closer look at Newton’s actual predictions and the apocalypse.
Bible Studies and Newton’s Predictions
Newton treated the Bible with a special mystical reverence – he studied it all his life. He believed it contained messages from higher powers about the future of the world. He dreamed of creating a system that would allow the Bible to be used to predict that future.
There is another well-known source that also attracted the attention of a genius – the Book of Daniel (Old Testament), in which the prophet accurately predicted the date of Christ’s coming to earth, the death of the Son of God, and His resurrection.
Newton believed that God had chosen the prophet Daniel to interpret the future. And to “see” it, the book must be deciphered – every word of it. What Newton did for many years-nearly 50, since he also considered himself chosen by God-to try to decipher it.
Mathematically calculating the date of the end of the world, he wrote 4,500 pages of words and formulas. The Book of Daniel itself is a collection of prophecies.
Newton interpreted them in an attempt to create an algorithm suitable for predicting future events. What happened in the end remains to be seen – the archive has not been fully studied. Only the mysterious date of the end of the world, 2060, was discovered.
After understanding the essence of Newton’s manuscripts, Professor Snobelen discovered that the scientist had deciphered the Bible’s references to certain periods of time. Newton defined one of these periods as 1260 years. He then calculated that this period began in 800 AD.
He added 1260 years and came up with 2060. Newton himself wrote that a world war would begin, then there would be a plague that would lead to the destruction of a significant portion of humanity. But after the end of the tribulation, the kingdom of the Messiah will come, and the world will see a new beginning.
In other words, it should be noted that when the prophet prophesied the end of the world, he still believed that after a time of trouble for mankind, an era of prosperity would come when God would live among people to dry their tears of suffering.
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