Simulation Theory

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Background

Simulated reality is the hypothesis that reality could be simulated—for example by quantum computer simulation—to a degree indistinguishable from "true" reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not be fully aware that they are living inside a simulation. This is quite different from the current, technologically achievable concept of virtual reality. Virtual reality is easily distinguished from the experience of actuality; participants are never in doubt about the nature of what they experience. Simulated reality, by contrast, would be hard or impossible to separate from "true" reality. There has been much debate over this topic, ranging from philosophical discourse to practical applications in computing. The hypothesis has been a central plot device of many science fiction stories and films. [1][2]

Mandela Effect

The Simulation Theory has been linked to the Mandela Effect in the context that a "glitch" in the computer simulation is responsible for the Mandela Effect. [3]

Subreddit Resources

A Rambling - Mandela Effect Quantum Computer Simulation

Simulation Theory Brought Me Here

Other Resources

The Guardian

Scientific American

New Yorker

Express.co.uk

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