CC Existential Friday: Are You Real or Just a Simulation?
CCCC Since it’s Friday we thought it might be fun to bring even more simulation into your weekend by sharing this new video from the fun youtube group Kurzgesagt. The group attempts to explain the universe and our existence one video at a time, and today’s video questions whether we are real — or just living in a simulation?
Our senses can only process a fraction of the world, but technological progress not only widen our knowledge about our universe but also made us aware of unsettling possibilities. If we can simulate games, it may be only a matter of time before we can simulate the universe. And if that is true, how do we know we aren’t the simulation? The minimum requirement is only the consciousness of our human subjects and the surroundings to place them within. There are five conditions that must be met to know if we are simulated… watch the great animation video to hear them all!
Happy Weekend Sim Champs!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.