Is our world a simulation?

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it’s more likely than not …

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

Is our world a simulation -

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation. “There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at a conference in June.

Musk is just one of the people in Silicon Valley to take a keen interest in the “simulation hypothesis”, which argues that what we experience as reality is actually a giant computer simulation created by a more sophisticated intelligence. If it sounds a lot like The Matrix, that’s because it is.

 Quite frankly if we are not living in a simulation it is an extraordinarily unlikely circumstance 
Rich Terrile, scientist at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

According to this week’s New Yorker profile of Y Combinator venture capitalist Sam Altman, there are two tech billionaires secretly engaging scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation. But what does this mean? And what evidence is there that we are, in fact, living in The Matrix?

One popular argument for the simulation hypothesis, outside of acid trips, came from Oxford University’s Nick Bostrom in 2003 (although the idea dates back as far as the 17th-century philosopher René Descartes). In a paper titled “Are You Living In a Simulation?”, Bostrom suggested that members of an advanced “posthuman” civilization with vast computing power might choose to run simulations of their ancestors in the universe. This argument is extrapolated from observing current trends in technology, including the rise of virtual reality and efforts to map the human brain.

 Recognizing we live in a simulation is game-changing, like Copernicus realizing Earth was not the center of the universe 

If we believe that there is nothing supernatural about what causes consciousness and it’s merely the product of a very complex architecture in the human brain, we’ll be able to reproduce it. “Soon there will be nothing technical standing in the way to making machines that have their own consciousness,” said Rich Terrile, a scientist at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At the same time, videogames are becoming more and more sophisticated and in the future we’ll be able to have simulations of conscious entities inside them.

Are we asleep and dreaming our lifes ??? Learning and than wake up when we die ???

“Forty years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That’s where we were. Now 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality,” said Musk. “If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality.”
It’s a view shared by Terrile. “If one progresses at the current rate of technology a few decades into the future, very quickly we will be a society where there are artificial entities living in simulations that are much more abundant than human beings.”

If there are many more simulated minds than organic ones, then the chances of us being among the real minds starts to look more and more unlikely. As Terrile puts it: “If in the future there are more digital people living in simulated environments than there are today, then what is to say we are not part of that already?”

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not ...

Reasons to believe that the universe is a simulation include the fact that it behaves mathematically and is broken up into pieces (subatomic particles) like a pixelated video game. “Even things that we think of as continuous – time, energy, space, volume – all have a finite limit to their size. If that’s the case, then our universe is both computable and finite. Those properties allow the universe to be simulated,” Terrile said.

“Quite frankly, if we are not living in a simulation, it is an extraordinarily unlikely circumstance,” he added. So who has created this simulation? “Our future selves,” said Terrile. Not everyone is so convinced by the hypothesis. “Is it logically possible that we are in a simulation? Yes. Are we probably in a simulation? I would say no,” said Max Tegmark, a professor of physics at MIT.

“In order to make the argument in the first place, we need to know what the fundamental laws of physics are where the simulations are being made. And if we are in a simulation then we have no clue what the laws of physics are. What I teach at MIT would be the simulated laws of physics,” he said.


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Johannes Friede prophecies

Johannes Friede prophecies

Johannes Friede was an Austrian monk of the Order of St. John who died in 1257 AD.

“When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature; the alteration between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy greater regions and the seas will overflow many lowlands. Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but man will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with its own existence.

NOTE: This is a striking beginning to this prophecy. Here Friede prophesies that these natural disturbances in nature will be not just the result of natural changes but also changes brought on by man, who is increasingly “penetrating into the bowels of the earth” with mining and “reaching into the clouds” with pollution, which, we are told, is the biggest factor in global warming.

“Before the powers of destruction will succeed in their design, the universe will be thrown into disorder, and the age of iron will plunge into nothingness. When the nights will be filled with more intensive cold and the day with heat, a new life will begin in nature. The heat means radiation from the earth, the cold the waning light of the sun. Only a few more years and you will become aware that sunlight has become perceptibly weaker. When even your artificial light will cease to give service, the great event of the firmament will be near.

“By this time mankind will be stricken with terror. Birds will be like reptiles and will not use their wings. Animals of the ground, in fear and alarm, will raise such a clamor that it will make human hearts tremble. Men will flee their abodes in order not to see the weird occurrence. Finally, complete darkness will set in and last for three days and three nights.

NOTE: The three days of darkness, according to many other seers including Friede, will be the turning point that will usher in a new era of peace for the world.

“During this time, men, deprived of the power of light, will fall into a slumber-like sleep from which many will not awaken, especially those who have no spark of spiritual life. When the sun will again rise and emerge, earth will be covered with a blanket of ashes

like snow in winter, except that the ashes will have the color of sulfur. Damp fog will ascend from the ground, illuminated by igneous gases.

NOTE: It is interesting to ponder the cause of the darkness, and the “blanket of ashes,” “damp fog” and “igneous gases” may give us a clue. Other prophets say that people should stay in their houses during the three days of darkness, not opening and windows or doors. That has led me to speculate that the darkness may be brought on by a major volcanic eruption, or the earth being impacted by a comet or asteroid, or possible a nuclear winter. In either case, the air would become poisonous for a time.

“Of mankind there will be more dead than there have been casualties in all wars. In the abodes of the children of light, the Book of Revelations will be read, and in the palaces of the Church they will await the arrival of the great comet. On the seventh day after the return of light, earth will have absorbed the ashes and formed such a fertility as has not been experienced ever before. But Orion will cast its ray on the earth and show a path toward the last resting place of the greatest and most eminent man who had ever lived on the earth. The survivors will proclaim his ancient doctrine in peace and will institute the millennium, announced by the Messiah in the light of true brotherly and sisterly love for the glory of the Creator and for the blessedness of all mankind.”

NOTE: The ashes that destroyed earth’s life will make it thrive again, better than ever before. Indeed, controlled burns are set in forests to promote new growth, and many plants, including rosebushes, thrive on ashes. A new era of peace will ensue, a time where Christianity is the dominant, if not only, way of life.

The End Times and the Mahdi


“The End Times (or the Last Days) may not be a familiar concept to many people. Therefore, we first give a brief explanation of it. The End Times means ‘the last era.’ According to Islamic literature, it is a period of time that is close to Doomsday.

The signs in the Qur’an and the extensive references to the End Times provided by the Hadith literature brings us to a very important conclusion. Verses and hadiths indicate that there are two phases of the End Times. The first phase is a period when all people will suffer material and spiritual problems. Following this, Earth will enter upon a period of salvation called the ‘Golden Age,’ which is characterized by bounty and blessings due to the prevalence of true religion. With the end of the Golden Age, there will be a rapid social collapse and people will begin to wait for Doomsday.

In this book, we examine the End Times in the light of verses and hadiths. It is clear that the signs in question have now started to appear one after another, just as described in these references. The advent of these signs heralded fourteen centuries ago are great occurrences that increase believers’ faith in and loyalty to Allah. It is surely not a coincidence that, in such a short period of time, all of these signs appeared one after another. These signs are good news to Allah’s servants.

The account of events related in the following pages are prepared according to the guidance of the verse, ‘Say: ‘Praise be to Allah. He will show you His Signs, and you will recognize them. Your Lord is not unaware of what you do” (Surat an-Naml: 93). Another issue we need to stress here is that Allah knows the best of everything. As is in every other subject, we have no knowledge other than that about which He informs us.

The End Times and the Mahdi.

The signs of the Last Day in the Qur’an :

  • The Hour is near Allah reveals in the Qur’an that there can be no doubt that the Last Day is near.And the Hour is coming without any doubt … (Surat al-Hajj: 7)
  • We did not create the heavens and earth and everything between them, except with truth. The Hour is certainly coming. (Surat al-Hijr: 85)
  • There may be some who think that the message of the Qur’an concerning the Last Day was revealed more that 1400 years ago and that this is a long time compared to the length of a human life. But here, it is a question of the end of the world, the sun and the stars, in short, of the universe. When we consider that the universe is billions of years old, fourteen centuries is a very short period of time. . . .

The signs described by the Prophet (saas) are occurring one after the other.

In the hadiths that have come down to us from the Prophet (saas), news is given concerning the End Times and the Golden Age of Islam. When we compare these signs with the events that are taking place in our time, we can see many indications that we are living through the End Times and which also herald the arrival of the Golden Age of Islam. The hadiths used in the coming sections of this book contain such information given by the Prophet (saas) in this regard.At this point, there may arise some doubt in the reader in regards to the truth and authenticity of these hadiths about the end. There is a method to distinguish those that are true from those that are false. As we know, hadiths about the Doomsday relate to events that are to take place in the future.

For this reason, when a hadith comes true in the course of time, all doubt as to the source of the words is removed. Several Islamic scholars who conducted research on the subject of the End Times and of the signs of the Last Day have used this criterion. An expert on the subject, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, said that the fact that the hadiths concerning the End Times correspond to events observed in our day shows the truth of the hadiths.

Some of the signs related in the hadiths were observable in some part of the world in any period during the 1400 year history of Islam, but that would not have proven that that period was the the End Times. For a certain period to be called the End Times, all the signs of the Last Day must be observed to be occurrence in that same period. This is expressed in a hadith:

The End Times and the Mahdi

Signs following one another like the pieces of a necklace falling one after the other when its string is cut. (Tirmidhi)In the hadiths, the beginning of the End Times is described as when discord grows, and war and conflict are on the increase, when there is chaos and moral degeneration rears its head and people turn away from the morality of religion. At the time in question, natural disasters will occur all over the world, poverty will reach unseen levels, there will be a large increase in the crime rate, and murder and brutality everywhere. Yet this will be only the first stage. During the second phase, Allah will rescue mankind from this chaos and replace it with a blessed existence full of plenty, peace and security.”

The End Times and the Mahdi, are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive? (Surah Muhammad: 18) From this verse we learn that the Qur’an describes signs that announce the coming of the Last Day. In order to understand the signs of this ‘great announcement’ we must reflect upon these verses. Otherwise, as the verse indicates, our thinking will be of no use when the Last Day is suddenly upon us.   Read the Full Article at Adishakti.

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Prophecies for 2012

Prophecies for 2012

Prophecy 2012 – 1

If Humanity Wishes To Save Itself From Biospheric Destruction It Must Return To Living in Natural Time.

Prophecy 2012 – 2

Massive destruction coming, could be in “the ring” San Francisco – Los Angeles and San Diego in danger. Area / Square Chile – Australia – Japan – Alaska – West Coast, also VisionBot forsees Europe could change in the “blink of an eye” watch area Iceland / Ice sea and area of the mediterranean sea.

Prophecy 2012 – 3

The world is in danger of a large conflict larger than world war II, all depends making the wright decision when the moment will come.

Prophecy 2012 – 4

Solar activity could peak “as never seen before” all depends on what world leaders will do (Prophecy # 3). When the wrong decision will be made you will see clear signs in the sky before the third great war will start – (This could be delayed to 2013).

Prophecy 2012 – 5

As predicted in 2010 / 2011 Vladimir Putin will come to power again in Russia, he was … is not … and will be again the President of Russia that becomes a new kind of former Soviet Union … again this depends on what will happen with Prophecy 3 and 4.

Prophecy 2012 – 6

Secrets revealed : It will become clear that China and Russia are heavily armed with high tech weapons and troops … stealth fighter … stealth subs … possibility of a nuclear aircraft carrier(s) revealed by China/Russia.

Prophecy 2012 – 7

Earthquakes will (again) get worse in 2012, possibility of a + 8,5 earthquake in the areas as described in Prophecy # 2.

Prophecy 2012 – 8

Following Nostradamus prediction will be very important after the 3 1/2 years are over ! So wathever will happen to this planet earth, keep the following nostradamus prophecy in mind !!! X.42 The humane kingdom of an Anglic offspring, Will make his reign peace and union to have: Captive war in the middle of its enclosure, (For a) Long time will make them keep the peace. X.42 -Le regne humain d’ Anglique geniture, Fera son regne paix union tenir: Captice guerre demy de sa closture, Long temps la paix leur fera maintenir. X.42 El reino humano de Anglica progenie Hara en su reino paz y union tener: Cautiva guerra en la mitad de su recinto, (Por) Largo tiempo la paz les hara mantener. X.42 Il regno umano d’ Anglica progenitura Fara il suo regno pace ed unione avere: Circoscritta guerra a meta del suo recinto, (Per) Lungo tempo la pace loro fara mantenere.

Prophecy 2012 – 9

On 21 Dec 2012 the last 3 1/2 years will start, so 21-12-2012 is not the end, it’s the beginning of the end, the beginning of a new world but first humanity will have to experience a third and last great war as predicted by Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, The Holy Qur’an, the Bible and others – All depends on (again) Prophecy # 2.

Prophecy 2012 – 10

The AntiChrist will start to “appear” on May 7th 2012, people will not know he is the Antichrist at that time, it could be 2013 or first half of 2014 when it will be clear “he” is the 3 rd Antichrist.

Prophecy 2012 – 11

Around the same time (before or after Prophecy #10) Pope Benedict XVI will die (or be removed) like the 2010-2011 prediction of Egyptian Ex-President Mubarak – The prophecy of St-Malachy will become true, the pope after Pope Benedict XVI will be (75% change) a black pope or an Asian/S-American pope, unclear, this will be the last (anti)pope.

Prophecy 2012 – 12

The time that is comming is been called “The Time of Trial on Earth,” “Judgement Day,” “The Time of Great Purification,” “The End of this Creation,” “The Quickening,” “The End of Time as We Know It,” “The Shift of the Ages”, “Judgement Day”.

Prophecy 2012 – 13

It is foretold that the completion of the Precession brings regeneration of Earth, offering “awakening” to all open, willing hearts. Many peoples spoke of these last days of the Great Cycle, including the: Maya, Hopi, Egyptians, Kabbalists, Essenes, Qero elders of Peru, Navajo, Cherokee, Apache, Iroquois confederacy, Dogon Tribe, and Aborigines.

Prophecy 2012 – 14

December 21, 2012 AD is not the day where all of the sudden a light switch will flip on and everything will change, rather, we are since Dec 11th 2009 in the process of this transition from one World Age to the next. The changes are underway and will continue steadily accelerating as we head towards the culminating date – The date 12-21-2012 will be the start of the final 3 1/2 years as predicted in several old document, between 12.21.2012 and 06.03.2016 all will happen what prophets wrote in the death sea scrolls (the warscroll) the Bible, the Holy Qur’an and The Lost Book of Nostradamus !

Prophecy 2012 – 15

They will keep secret : Radiation levels in Japan will sikken the island and other parts of the world (also South and North Korea as told in the 2011 predictions). Leaders of Japan will try to keep the large radiation levels secret so there will be no panic, people can’t flee from the Island. The Disaster will be worse than Tsjernobyl.

Nostradamus X.49 Garden of the world near the Great City In the way of the man made mountains, Shall be siezed on and plunged to the ferment, Being forced to drink sulphurous poisoned waters Current Evaluations : – Last (anti)pope will be Black, Pius ??? (Coming) – Large Vulcanic Eruption in Iceland ??? (Coming) – Vulcanic Eruption Vesuvius – Pelé (Coming) – World War III (WWIII) start area Libya Egypt Iran Davis Straits ? – Saudi Arabia Changes ? (Coming) – “New Island” will be born ? (Coming) – “Revelation” of Iran Nukes ? (Coming) – Large West Coast Disaster – Shaking of Planet ? (Coming) Our present great cycle (3113 B.C. – 2012 A.D.) is called the Age of the Fifth Sun. This time period is ruled by 4 Earth. This fifth age is the synthesis of the previous four. 4 Earth (called Caban in the Maya language and Ollin in Aztec) has several meanings, including: movement, shift, evolution, earthquake, navigation, synchronicity, clue tracking, turtle. In the Maya language, the word “ol” of ollin means consciousness. The coming end date of December 21, 2012 is also written as in Mayan long count notation; just like the beginning date. We are being invited to realize that we are Time. We are the Living Prophecy. The Synchronic Order of Natural Time governs the unfolding of our lives. Time’s cycles are found within our bodies and within Nature’s daily rhythms and cyclic seasons. We have forgotten this, thinking that time is money or that time is the clock, or the relentless progression of work weeks and weekends. Time is the ever-changing, unfolding Now as it synchronistically coordinates the Whole living Universe. The 2012 prophecy is unfolding !

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