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Do you believe in the multiverse ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Johnny2010, Jul 16, 2020.

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    Do you believe in the multiverse ?
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    Hard to comment as to whether we live in an infinite universe or a multiverse made up of parallel or bubble universes. Not sure how I could have an opinion on it as it is not clear to me how the difference would affect or be evident to me. However, your post made me think of a former business colleague who is at MIT and recently wrote a book making the case that we are all living in a computer simulation. As you consider universe versus multiverse, it might be worthwhile to think about whether they are simply simulations, themselves. :)
     
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    The simulation needs a reboot!
     
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    We are told that 13.8 billion years ago the "Big Bang" happened. Energy eventually evaporates and comes to an end. To imply a multiverse is possible implies cosmic inflation and an endless source of energy, not possible.

    Our universe however is expanding as the farther a galaxy appears, the faster it appears to recede. Just remember when contemplating this, that the top speed that we know of is the speed of light.

    Having written all of that, I do believe that our known universe is not all that there is. It's merely all that we know.
     
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    Perhaps not from the perspective of the simulationist. I don't want to hijack this thread, but can you imagine if we are simply the rough school project of a grade school child from an advanced alien race (much like we might have an ant farm in a grade school?)
     
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    I believe it to not only be possible but to be a fact.
     
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    There are many dead suns, super novas, black holes where once was identifiable matter etc. No proof at all that any energy in the universe is permanent, but plenty of evidence to suggest that it all has a time line and eventually ceases to exist.
     
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    For all this stuff, including religion, there is evidence, theories, philosophies, ideas, hope, faith, but fewer facts. I'd be interested in those facts you know @LittleCreek
     
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    If you are truly interested then send me a PM. But I will not debate with you.
     
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    Why not? That's what a discussion forum is for, perhaps many of us would be interested to hear your facts, come on it is Friday after all..:)
     
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    Public claims of "facts" but not backing those claims up seems odd. I'm not asking you to debate, after all facts require little debate.
     
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    Good to see the big questions being asked at Digital Point!

    I'm not sure I have an opinion on this but would be grateful for some good resources detailing the theory and evidence for it.

    Weird, I thought the same thing. Rizwan Virk, right? I have read some of his work. Fascinating.
     
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    Wow, I never expected anyone to know Riz on DP! I have known Riz since the early 1990's when he founded his first start-up, Brainstorm Technologies in Cambridge, and he wanted me to lead sales/marketing for the company. It did not work out, but we have remained friends and in occasional contact over the years. He is now at MIT, of course.
     
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    The other day I stubbed my toe and realized I was not living in a computer simulation.
     
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    So, until then you were thinking that you did? :)
     
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    To some extent, I believe. Technology is not yet advanced enough to fully understand the universe.
     
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    Given that we have to create "dark matter" and "dark energy" to explain why our physics equations do not work for what we are witnessing, it is clear that we are basically clueless about the universe.
     
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