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Is Reality Real? The Simulation Argument

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    • Megan Schulz
      Megan Schulz Mês atrás

      Does The computer look like the one from the movie of a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy or am I making it up

    • Jimmy Ricardo
      Jimmy Ricardo 2 meses atrás

      I think you bird brains should try and make your own language and what not it's a crazy thing reality so yah

    • Jimmy Ricardo
      Jimmy Ricardo 2 meses atrás

      I have a request......could you guys try and make your own language just for the heck of it......

    • Bulborb
      Bulborb 4 meses atrás

      Gus what.
      I burnt down my houes down to see if thare will be.
      Thare wasent.

    • Leafy Guy
      Leafy Guy 4 meses atrás

      today i saw a fissure in the sky that followed the sun

  • GuyThatDoesThings
    GuyThatDoesThings Anos atrás +16439

    I just wanna say that this simulation is totally pay to win

    • The Dhruvinator
      The Dhruvinator 4 dias atrás


    • gaurav
      gaurav 10 dias atrás

      They may add extra life in store for next update🤔😂

    • Adam Smallridge
      Adam Smallridge 11 dias atrás

      @Itismethatguy no it’s the people controlling us. Some of them spend money on the game and buy their characters success. Others do not

    • saytama b
      saytama b 15 dias atrás

      Lol 😂 good one

    • Mily Santiago
      Mily Santiago 16 dias atrás

      If only taxes dose not exist

  • Mono
    Mono 6 meses atrás +1544

    Damn it…really wish my simulator would spend more time on character design. Maybe then it would be easier to get the “find a partner” achievement…

    • Elissa Capel
      Elissa Capel 9 dias atrás

      youll find the one and they will love your 'design' :)

    • Jellocat
      Jellocat 23 dias atrás

      Ha! Imagine not have a partner lol, oops sorry, I bugged out. Sorry!

    • Boody CF
      Boody CF Mês atrás

      There's a P2W mechanic called "plastic surgery"

    • Mono
      Mono Mês atrás

      Fackin hell almost 1k likes wtf is happening

    • kevin J
      kevin J Mês atrás

      Lol..🤣 but it might not because of that

  • TheCarnivalGuy
    TheCarnivalGuy 4 meses atrás +160

    Well, that constant awful pain in my lower back seems pretty damn real to me. Great job alien programmers. You really fooled me!

  • davedraws
    davedraws 7 meses atrás +387

    When we stand up too fast and we go blind for like 5 seconds, what if that is a lag because so many chunks are loaded at the same time?

    • MarsBarr
      MarsBarr 26 dias atrás

      why would chunks load when you stand up

    • 3eep
      3eep 3 meses atrás

      @Ulysses Diaz its a joke buddy

    • Andres Viado
      Andres Viado 3 meses atrás

      @Pranjali Survei understand

    • Pranjali Surve
      Pranjali Surve 3 meses atrás +1

      @Andres Viado i didn't brag when i achieve something i don't even tell my friends cause i feel embarrassed no one even cares about my marks they still think i am not good enough , so i am not still good enough and he told medical students know shit that made me angry be a medical student for one day you will know and i told him that he is right i am just explaining to the person who commented he misunderstood no hate tho

    • Pranjali Surve
      Pranjali Surve 3 meses atrás

      @Andres Viado why?

  • Illusionary Wall
    Illusionary Wall 4 meses atrás +81

    This simulation is truly splendid, not only does everything feel real as I perceive reality but when I go to sleep there is DLC that allows me to do anything at random with no sense to it but to add content.
    Well done creators of the simulation.

    • Matheus Cabral
      Matheus Cabral Mês atrás

      that DLC is faulty tho, it’s not that hard to become lucid and start controlling the stuff (mods) and it’s also limited time so I believe it’s still in beta

    • S.K Animations
      S.K Animations 2 meses atrás

      @Avoid Rezy agreed.

    • Avoid Rezy
      Avoid Rezy 2 meses atrás +3

      There’s no point to try to disprove that the world is real

  • Kuroi Tama
    Kuroi Tama Anos atrás +8658

    Imagine The Big Bang being just someone starting their computer XD

  • Elijah Adkins
    Elijah Adkins 25 dias atrás +12

    Whenever people say, "We're living in a highly sophisticated program that's being operated by a super-intellect that created it all," my mind immediately goes, "Um, ok. But isn't that exactly what all religions teach?"
    You call that a simulation, I call that, "God created physical reality."
    It really isn't that much of a subversive worldview, actually. The whole idea of "forces operating outside the laws of our physical universe" just boils down to "supernatural." That's what the word "supernatural" means--"beyond natural." All we're doing is finally thinking of these ideas in a rational, scientifically-based way. It doesn't destroy the idea of religion--it just explains its concepts using updated words.
    So yeah, as a Christian, I can get behind the idea of a Master Programmer! Sounds great to me!
    P.S. Totally unrelated, but to me, it appears that consciousness is the only thing in the universe that simply cannot be explained through natural laws. For example, if a blind scientist studied the color RED all her life, she'd be able to learn the color's wavelength, it's basic physical properties, and even its use as symbolism in works of fiction. But would she know what red looked like? Nope.
    So it seems to me, if we're going to find out what created our natural world, we've got to look for things that supersede nature. And since conscious minds are the only options on the table, wouldn't it make sense to say that consciousness is the fundamental reality--the "Uncaused First Cause"? If so, then you have a super-intelligent Mind creating everything at the start.
    (okay, maybe that was related to my main post just a little)

    • DustDust!Sans
      DustDust!Sans 2 dias atrás

      With new technologies, updates to old worldviews come. In the future, we will change our faith in simulation to something a little more complicated, and perhaps this will be repeated endlessly

  • Michael Johnston
    Michael Johnston 6 meses atrás +35

    I think I can answer some questions about being in a simulation. If we were a conscious society that live forever, then playing what we would consider as a computer game simulation might be a qreat way to pass some time away. I would think some of the rules to the game are #1 you start out in the game as a microbe then work your way up the tree of life. #2 The actions you take, the decisions you make is how you climb to a more complex organism. #3 The winner is judged not on who has the most toys, but who can go thru the entire game causing the least amount of harm. What do you think? want to play the game. lol

    • Karma Sutra
      Karma Sutra 5 meses atrás +2

      That actually sounds good

  • Hrag Sousani
    Hrag Sousani 7 meses atrás +5

    The ideas of our universe, our reality not being "real" have been thrown around for centuries. A holographic universe, computer simulation-there is a myriad of theories of what our existence actually is part of. While the video I just watched mostly deals with hypotheticals and sometimes subverts into science-fiction, I also think it can be considered a metaphor for some other viewpoints not expressed in the video explicitly. Interestingly enough, my main takeaway from the video was about how to apply the core ideas to our everyday life. Since our reality depends on our perception of it, we can change aspects of our lives by simply changing our attitude towards them. Understandably so, one cannot simply disregard global issues such as climate change by not thinking about them, nonetheless, an individual can drastically change their life by appreciating the positive aspects more, and paying less attention to the negative parts of it. After all, if none of this is real, there is no point in an everlasting struggle, isn't it?

  • Funky Fox
    Funky Fox 4 meses atrás +18

    one idea that's been haunting me for a while is whether or not i'm living a false life. you know, kind of like the matrix, but voluntary for psychological research. the tech is possible (albeit, not currently in this reality), so the possibility is real

    • Jacob Norton
      Jacob Norton 3 meses atrás +1

      Everybody gets scared about those things at one point in there life but even if that were true it wouldnt matter because you still are here living your life and you still get to be happy or sad or angry or whatever. If this explanation doesn't help you calm down then what you are experiencing is more than likely some form of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder and I have the same kinds of fears and shit haunting me.

  • Jesse St Amour
    Jesse St Amour Anos atrás +20618

    Don’t get scared if you see a ghost
    It’s just someone in spectator mode

    • Iz Bizz
      Iz Bizz 24 dias atrás +1

      they got the afterlife expansion pack

    • Light Sylver
      Light Sylver Mês atrás

      @anggalol "someone better ban that guy! He's cheating! Look ! he's floating and i can't hit him!"

    • Cuboid Gamez
      Cuboid Gamez 4 meses atrás

      Or a hacker

    • Nuffoy
      Nuffoy 4 meses atrás +1

      or its a hacker

    • Strong boyatz
      Strong boyatz 4 meses atrás

      True lol

    WINGSPAN TT 5 meses atrás +4

    Simulation theories are often criticized by saying you can't simulate the universe with a computer smaller than the universe. But if this is a simulation, why should we assume the "real" world is the same size as ours? What if the real world is billions of times larger and more complex than ours? We would essentially be in a simplified and dumbed down version of reality. Or our simulation may have zero likeness to the real world, the way Mario Bros is only very superficially related to our reality.

  • Dabot
    Dabot 14 dias atrás

    I've had this creepy theory about lag being so similar to gravity.
    You know how gravity is just spacetime being distorted right? And thats caused by mass. Large mass objects slow time around them.
    Isn't that very similar to how in a virtual environment (videogames for example) having large amounts of objects, like when you spawn 1000 cheese wheels in Skyrim or amping up the render distance in Minecraft, tend to create lag so the simulation runs slowers to process those huge amounts of data?
    Well the way I see it, time running slower on large mass objects in our universe sounds awfuly familiar to lag in a simulation.
    Isn't that creepy?

  • ReaperRaider
    ReaperRaider 4 meses atrás +11

    I like to think that if simulations are real, maybe they're used to try and help the "real" creators figure out how to surpass a great filter. If this is the case then I'm fine being a sim if it means helping someone else out👍

    • ReaperRaider
      ReaperRaider 2 meses atrás +3

      @Jousky bro thats a trip😂

    • Jousky
      Jousky 2 meses atrás +4

      Exactly what I thought. The idea of me being in a simulation actually kinda thrills me, too. Now that's made me think about the simulaters making us feel fine when we realise we are being simulated. This whole thing is crazy to think about

  • Steve_Urchin
    Steve_Urchin 5 meses atrás +13

    Well it does kind of make sense with the speed of light being max speed and being the basis for a lot of the laws of physics. It means that there is like a world border, technically you can go past it, but by the time you do, the universe is dead. If you do go past max speed, then the laws of physics are violated, and the simulation crashes.

    • DustDust!Sans
      DustDust!Sans 2 dias atrás

      Their programs may be completely different. Maybe even if everything gets fucked, there won't be any problems

  • Marys
    Marys Anos atrás +2538

    Imagine that you wake up in another reality and realise that it was just a dream...

    • & Dragon &
      & Dragon & 2 meses atrás

      And then you don't remember anything from this reality

    • WInter The estallionn
      WInter The estallionn 3 meses atrás

      but how is my dream this long? does my creature live for millions of years?

    • neon
      neon 4 meses atrás

      id be glad

    • くらかまるです
      くらかまるです 5 meses atrás

      @Elon Musk Ayoo Elon?! 💀💀🗿📸🧐🧐

    • Philip Benson
      Philip Benson 8 meses atrás +1

      @Kalliboy I think you unintentionally gave me revelation. Thank you. Azazel is a fallen angel from the book of watchers from Enoch. His mythological name is Thoth. I'm fairly certain they are one in the same entity.
      Just like Noah from the Bible, his mythological name is Sud, and his watcher name is Sariel.

  • OXIR
    OXIR Mês atrás +2

    Considering how “real” the dreams, especially vivid, lucid dreams look and feel, I don’t think it is impossible. In dreams we think it is real and find no issues with the logic and reasoning until we wake up and say “that was weird”. A human brain can simulate all of those scenes, textures, emotions, taste, smell, and even more details in dreams. Computers, processing, power, energy and simulation are just things as we know them. They may be our concepts. And more than maybe much much more is possible that we cannot ever even think about because we are not capable of understanding. Like a bacteria could never even “know” that an entity is looking at it with a tool. Think of the scale of differences between a human and a bacteria but put the human in the bacteria’s place.

  • Mike Sargsyan
    Mike Sargsyan 2 meses atrás +2

    The concept of a simulation really gives me a lot of comfort because it kind of sparks my imagination and implies that there is still hope even if the universe perishes.
    I understand that the concept could be unsettling to some, nonetheless, in my opinion, it is easier to live implying an existence of a simple explanation for the universe. There are some things that could indicate our universe being a simulation, however, I think, during our lifetime we will not find out whether it is true or not.

  • Travis
    Travis 7 meses atrás +75

    I did shrooms once and thought that everything I knew was made up by me. For about 5 minutes I felt like I didn't have a physical body and I was a cloud of gas like thing creating my own physical world. It was really cool. I want to think that's what it's like when our physical body dies.

    • Chad Alfalfa
      Chad Alfalfa 2 meses atrás

      In a way everything you know is made up by you. Its a different version

    • Álvaro Miguel
      Álvaro Miguel 3 meses atrás

      me too, but that was totally scary. i felt like everything was a infinite loop

    • Yungbruhmane
      Yungbruhmane 5 meses atrás +4

      When I took shrooms my first time I remember thinking this world isn’t real it’s all just one big game. And the people that beat the game are the ones that go crazy. Because what if they aren’t crazy what if we just can’t understand what they are saying because they are on a different plane as lots of us and are on a higher level. Genius and crazy are a thin line after all…

    • Will M
      Will M 6 meses atrás +2

      Interesting if true because we aren’t even real.. we just see what our brain fills out.

    • Christina Sophia Paterno
      Christina Sophia Paterno 6 meses atrás +4

      A cloud of gas? A star?

  • ShaneyBoogz
    ShaneyBoogz 4 dias atrás

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke
    Always loved this quote. It’s fitting here.

  • Peach
    Peach Anos atrás +3884

    us: are we in a simulation?
    our simulators: oh shit they're figuring it out. but wait, are WE in a simulation?
    simulators: oh shit they're figuring it out. but wait, are WE in a simulation?
    and so on

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    Thanks for devs to optimizing our simulation so good! Imagine if we need to render all of it! Everybody would be walking at 2 fps lmaooo

  • NYAN
    NYAN Mês atrás +1

    Imagine if we create a self learning artificial intelligent being inside an open world game with many players of it's kind, would it ever question about us, the creators? Would it be able to know about the world outside theirs? How far would they go if the world would be self- generated or infinite??

  • a b
    a b 6 meses atrás +19

    The reason for running a simulation could be to get very smart AI
    Like imagine getting Gauss, Newton, Einstein, Shrodinger etc and showing them what we know today and let them run wild
    It's at least possible

  • space_107
    space_107 3 meses atrás +1

    honestly the idea of "only simulating what is needed to be to save energy" thing is weird, it's only impossible to power a stimulated universe by our calculations in our simulated universe... if we are simulated how can we trust our mathematical reality?

  • E V
    E V 9 meses atrás +4411

    Ironically, the speed of light could be understood as the maximum rendering speed of our simulation. That way, if you could travel faster than light, then you would see parts of the universe not yet "loaded"

    • Matheus Cabral
      Matheus Cabral 5 dias atrás

      @PenninnaPlays my brain lags sometimes

    • PenninnaPlays
      PenninnaPlays 5 dias atrás

      @Matheus Cabral I’ve lagged a few times :/

    • Abel Herrera
      Abel Herrera 7 dias atrás

      The speed of thoughts is instantaneous. When astral projecting you can travel anywhere just by imagine it.

    • Matheus Cabral
      Matheus Cabral 10 dias atrás

      @Ansh Agrawal bro the computer limit might be incredibly high, it might even be as high as a googolplex

    • Ansh Agrawal
      Ansh Agrawal 10 dias atrás

      @everyone I think we should just increase the population to one trillion by colonizing different planets, that way if the computer's limit is 200 billion then the rest 800 billion might start glitching and the computer would blast. And like that we would be able to escape this 🤣

  • Leo Valdez
    Leo Valdez 7 meses atrás +6

    So, if we are simulated, the gamers are now mind blowned that their own tech has cracked the code to their existence. If that’s true, then we are the smartest beings put their

  • Will Lipscombe
    Will Lipscombe 6 meses atrás +5

    EXCELLENT…….. fantastic video, thank you. About the subject…. Whether the world around me is real or simulated, from my perspective the end result is the same. But it is a great thought exercise and very possibly I am living in a computer generated simulation.

  • Peace by Punch
    Peace by Punch 4 meses atrás +8

    As soon as we have discovered atoms as the smallest element that makes up all the matter we know of, then it is quite a strong indication that we likely are indeed living in a simulated environment, in which its computational power seems to have an upper limit.

  • Stromko
    Stromko Mês atrás +1

    I think it's a strange leap when they talk about the machine needing to simulate all of conscious history at once, just so "they" can skip around in the timeline. There's no point in that, that's not how most simulations we know of function. All you'd need is a 100% deterministic system so you can skip around in the timeline as much as you like while only needing to simulate one instant of time at once, and then the computing power you'd need is many orders of magnitude less. If a recording to 'scrub' through was really necessary it would be drastically easier to just preserve a surface-level recording that simpler devices could access and skim through.
    I actually don't put stock in simulation theory, though. I think it's another attempt to ascribe meaning and intention to this existence, albeit in a rational and 'scientific' way, but in all my years it seems like existence is best explained as complete happenstance with no intention or meaning behind it except that which we decide to apply to it. Nothing that's ever happened on Earth would be even passingly interesting let alone educational to a society so advanced that they could simulate Earth.

  • Anthony Bynum
    Anthony Bynum Anos atrás +5008

    Imagine right after you die someone takes a helmet off of you and just say "so how was it"

    • Lalit Upadhyay
      Lalit Upadhyay 13 dias atrás

      @Insomniac assasins creed brotherhood 😂

    • Max Levine
      Max Levine 3 meses atrás

      Like if this was a giant dmt trip and y’all are all just npcs

    • Stephen Strange
      Stephen Strange 4 meses atrás +1

      Just like that Tom and Jerry episode?

    • Totally Legit
      Totally Legit 5 meses atrás

      Cool idea! let me try.

  • Phantomix
    Phantomix 4 meses atrás

    This has to be one of the most mind twisting questions. Questions like we think outside the box are something else

  • Christopher Pelaez
    Christopher Pelaez 4 meses atrás +1

    I thought it would be one giant simulation rather than an almost infinite amount of simulations.

  • Mikael Överfjord
    Mikael Överfjord 6 meses atrás +32

    Wouldn't all this simulation-theorizing be hella fourth-wall breaking for the "gods"?

  • Comment McCommenter
    Comment McCommenter 6 meses atrás +3

    There's so many wrong assumptions in this video. Every calculation is based on that the simulation is running in real-time. You don't need 3e+40 per second if it takes the simulator a year to simulate one second. Kinda like how a 3D-rendering application will spend a lot more time rendering a video than it takes to play the final video. Also, what if time is entirely simulated? Maybe it's "rendered" in "real-time", but lagging a lot, we wouldn't know. Or maybe time doesn't really exist like this. Or maybe the "real world" is 7-dimension, and we're a mere 3D-program, much like how we make 2D-games.
    Obviously I don't believe any of this. I feel like if you actually start to believe that we're a simulation and "not real", people would start to think that there's no reason to be alive.

  • Momoji
    Momoji Anos atrás +3506

    If we ARE simulated, we are so smart to actually think about being simulations...

    • Lashawn Pierre
      Lashawn Pierre Mês atrás

      only some of us are

    • Momoji
      Momoji Mês atrás

      @Asocial Yeah I'm onlu watching the video, but if we came up with the idea if being simulated, it should be we... Or if you think its better, maybe THEM, but everyone has questioned reality, even thousands of years before us, so I don't see the problem of using "we".

    • Asocial
      Asocial Mês atrás

      Don't say 'we', you didn't think about this, you are just watching a video.

    • Sammy Oerth
      Sammy Oerth 3 meses atrás

      Finally you noticed

    • Lynn Aridi
      Lynn Aridi 5 meses atrás

      Exactly! it's like when robots discover that they are robots.

  • slowTM
    slowTM 6 meses atrás +1

    I don't feel like this video really addresses some kind of Matrix simulation where people's brains are stimulated to create a dream/hallucination via computer simulations. it sounds more comprehensible and possible than post-human civilisations simulating virtual consciousness

  • Aquamarine Rose
    Aquamarine Rose 5 meses atrás

    I'd argue that the thing about whether we're in a simulation is more just... there are SO many things that need simulating in a full universe that it seems like the sheer amount of space it would take up would be incomprehensible.
    Like the modern perception of evolution, Several million calculations of seemingly random changes that can do literally nothing, make things worse, or even somehow by random chance make a creature function better? Simulating that on the complete scale of all human life would probably require SO MUCH DATA that even the most compact micro-super-computers that science fiction authors can dream up would be inadequate to track it all.
    Edit: Like obviously technological advancement won't stop any time soon, but I'm not sure if we'll really be able to get to that point, especially with the amount of resources it would take (Heck, that one hypothetical megastructure needed the whole power of a STAR to function.)

  • David Hamoui
    David Hamoui 4 meses atrás +1

    The thing is, if it's a simulation, it could be anything that they want. For example, the real universe could be nothing like ours, different nature laws, different civilizations, other universe structure. It could literally don't have stars or space tissue. We just wouldn't know.
    Hence, the concepts showed in the video can't be applied to prove or not if this is a simulation.

  • Ben Welsh
    Ben Welsh Mês atrás +1

    A very intelligent and powerful being could use simulations in order to do experiments to find out data that they could not find through hypothetical theories, or maybe they would do it just for fun.

  • J
    J 4 meses atrás +3

    I think the assertion that we have a very high chance of being in a simulation is unsound
    In order for the deduction to be correct, all five assumptions must be correct; but if any assumption is wrong, then the chances are low to zero
    Since none of the assumptions can be proven or disproven as yet, we are not able to definitively show that the chance that we are in a simulation is large or small
    Instead, we can only confidently determine that the odds that we are in a simulation is presently indeterminable, but probable if all five postulates are correct
    As I understood the claim about the likelihood of living in a simulation by the guy at the end of the video, he is of the position that we have a high chance of being in a simulation period. But since the odds that the assumptions are correct cannot be presently determined; making the claim without the caveat that the assumptions must be true for the claim to work, and that the odds of correctness is cannot be meaningfully assessed; his claim of likelihood is unsound
    Are we living in a situation? Maybe, but only "maybe" in the sense that we cannot gauge the weight of the argument in either direction

  • Dipanjan Ghosal
    Dipanjan Ghosal 3 meses atrás +1

    The lagging of simulation when we perform too many computations is a non-issue. Since we are part of the simulation, we'll lag/slow down with it too. The only reference of time we have is of this Universe, and if the entire Universe slows down, we being part of it also will, and thus won't feel any slowing down/lag whatsoever.
    The only ones who can see the slow down are those who have a reference of time outside of the simulation, they'll see it slowing down.
    Thus we can perform as much computations as we want and slow the Universe down, but we won't feel the slowness/lag because we being programs of the simulation, will also slow down with it.

  • Lashawn Pierre
    Lashawn Pierre Mês atrás

    the first thing was mind blowing for me because i was thinking about how we cannot explore other galaxies, at least at the moment, and what if those galaxies are the same as ours. the few planets that have been discovered are said to be very similar to earth, so what if they are? And what if they're wondering the same things that we are? But cannot get the answers because technically the answers do not exist. Or even going back to the fact that the universe looks like a human brain cell, our brains are powered by electricity, and the big bang theory could just be turning on a switch or plugging in a computer. Everything that most humans know is what we are told. we didn't live in those time periods to actually know the truth. We are all given history books and we learn about the past through them. Like everything we need to know pretty much is told to us during school and we choose whether to learn more or to just live with what we know. I think that people who dont have the ability to make choices for themselves and, even if they are miserable, will continue to live through that misery because they are simulated and have no power over their life path.

  • Ethan Coln
    Ethan Coln 6 meses atrás +4

    No doubt we could be in a simulation, anything is possible. But is it good for your individual health to spend all your time thinking everything around you is unreal?

  • Powre Punch
    Powre Punch 11 meses atrás +1316

    If our reality is simulated, it still remains our reality.

    • Hunter Traps
      Hunter Traps 4 meses atrás

      @Philip Benson Let's all laugh at this fool

    • Pendejo64
      Pendejo64 8 meses atrás +1

      @Philip Benson you too my friend.

    • Philip Benson
      Philip Benson 8 meses atrás

      @Pendejo64 thank you. And I wish you the best in all of your endeavors. Take care in these last days my brother from another mother.

    • Pendejo64
      Pendejo64 8 meses atrás +1

      @Philip Benson I like you're honest about how you would feel if you were wrong, not many people do that. And for the past 6 or so months I've been working on myself to do more good than bad, still working.

    • Philip Benson
      Philip Benson 8 meses atrás

      @Pendejo64 but I would set a mental alarm clock and try to not do evil in these last days. I'll do my best to take my own advice too.

  • Creeper
    Creeper 19 dias atrás

    Being in a simulation doesn't make anything unreal, since reality is relative to the viewer. Btw, a fun idea would be if the civilisation simulating us was being simulated by another civilisation, and so on and so forth

  • Deepak Tripathi
    Deepak Tripathi 3 meses atrás

    If I ever find the simulator down the road, I'm gonna do something to him that he'll never forget.

  • Padma Gade
    Padma Gade 4 meses atrás +1

    Technically we just need to simulate a set of laws of physics + constants in physics, and a slide between time. Still that's a lot of computing power + a ton of storage. A matryoshka brain or a super quantum computer could hypothetically simulate this universe

  • Ishtarru
    Ishtarru 6 meses atrás +16

    I always have the same counter-argument: no computer would ever be able to come up with something that makes as little sense as reality does.

    • Yiğit Külahlı
      Yiğit Külahlı Mês atrás

      @Matheus Cabral yeah possible

    • Matheus Cabral
      Matheus Cabral Mês atrás

      @Yiğit Külahlı bro that’s genial, they just run a lot of universes to see the best outcome to decide what to do next

    • Camera Mensen
      Camera Mensen 4 meses atrás

      @Yiğit Külahlı big brain

    • Yiğit Külahlı
      Yiğit Külahlı 6 meses atrás +1

      What if this is actual human history and advanced civilİsations run simulations in order to observe what happened and/or add or change stuff to observe different outcomes?

  • Lawrence Patrick Singson
    Lawrence Patrick Singson Anos atrás +5268

    I would like the difficulty level to be lowered just a bit please.

  • Cruzito Diaz
    Cruzito Diaz 20 dias atrás

    I feel like those of you whom learned to lucid dream and even those with the ability to transcend dream and see futures are simply masters of a skill that allows you to surf through our current universe while resting, similar to the opening of chakras.

  • Nirmal Asokan
    Nirmal Asokan 19 dias atrás

    Alot of the arguments assume that whoever is running these simulations is living in a universe similar to ours. Imagine if 16-bit Mario from super Mario bros was sentient and he were trying to figure out what it would take to simulate his universe by looking at the environment around him and thinking how impossible it must be to simulate that with the objects he sees around him. We could be analogous to Mario for whatever entity is simulating this universe

  • Robert Maoz Kržišnik

    I see a couple of misleading assumptions here:
    - that we are being simulated by "others". In my experience, we are the conscious agents playing avatars of ourselves. Like in a multiplayer games you create an avatar and this avatar is then projection of you into that "universe", played by you. So, in my experience, we are the players.
    - all the calculations about the possibility of a civilisation reaching the point in which it can create such a simulation, are computed on the basis of this simulation that we perceive as our universe, with given laws of physics... Actually, we have no idea whatsoever what is the bigger reality outside this simulation, as our simulated minds cannot possibly comprehend it.

  • Andrew Lewis
    Andrew Lewis 4 meses atrás

    Really prompts some interesting thoughts. With point #1 that consciousness can be simulated.. well if there's no evidence that the consciousness we currently experience isn't simulated.. then this consciousness might as well be the "real one" because the frame of reference is arbitrary. What is the standard of "real" vs "simulated"? These are just manmade words defined arbitrarily. However, the person you are and become each day (spiritually, mentally, consciously) is undeniably real, or at least the most "real" think knowable. If all of conscious experience occurs from a complex "code", vs. "physically exists" and we encounter it, I'm not sure I really see the difference given the reality of the self. This is honestly a very spiritual/ religious concept, which is neat.

  • 🔹↭top
    🔹↭top Anos atrás +4911

    Bro the graphics are cool but the "finding a partner" achievement is almost impossible

    • Mirrored {} Chaos
      Mirrored {} Chaos 6 meses atrás +1

      I thought I had to buy the human relationships dlc, but then I realized its no longer on sale.

    • JITEG
      JITEG 7 meses atrás +2

      yo I think you need to finnish your social skill tree to get that achievement

    • Aditya!!!
      Aditya!!! 7 meses atrás

      Best comment

    • Aditya!!!
      Aditya!!! 7 meses atrás

      Mind blown .

    • Binana Pro
      Binana Pro 7 meses atrás

      Oh ye

  • Alex Schott
    Alex Schott 17 dias atrás +1

    “Remember! Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee!”
    Bill Cipher giving the cliffs notes version on how our existence is a simulation (and a weird one at that.)

  • Logan Smith
    Logan Smith 2 meses atrás

    If this is a simulation, then it’s a pretty darn good one, so I will simply enjoy my simulated life

    YOUNG BOB PROCTOR 2 meses atrás

    Since this is a simulation, I am extremely greatful that the graphics of the evening sun are so beautiful and vivid, and that I've shifted my paradigm to see a "sol" outline.

  • 2631Rishabh Negi
    2631Rishabh Negi 7 meses atrás +1

    This is really fascinating for me because according to Indian philosophy the whole universe is MAAYA i.e illusion and the reality is KRIDA i. e play of creators
    Feel like our ancentors had some deep insights on these topics

  • Pyra
    Pyra 2 anos atrás +7107

    Whoever is controlling me is clearly not spending time and money on this character

  • Quality Short Videos
    Quality Short Videos 19 dias atrás +1

    If we are living in a simulation, the people who made the simulation must be like:
    Oh no, they know!

  • Vk49
    Vk49 7 dias atrás

    Well there is truly a lot of of arguments about this subject but I personally believe we're living in a simulation

  • Matt D
    Matt D 4 meses atrás

    just remember that it doesn't matter how much processing power we would need to simulate the entire population of the Earth in order to be in a simulation. Similar to not simulating every particle in the universe, the scope of the total number of conscious players is probably outnumbered by the non-conscious ones. In fact the only truly conscious player in the simulation any of us could be sure of is ourselves. So in other words, I might be the only simulated consciousness within the simulation. If such a simulation exists.

  • Dave_MTB_Skate
    Dave_MTB_Skate 2 meses atrás

    The simulation is real, everybody is running one, we use our input senses and simulate a universe in our heads based on all the info we've read over our lives and that is called consciousness

  • Deaf Bunny
    Deaf Bunny 2 anos atrás +4511

    ‘Super advanced civilisations want to run simulations.’
    Humans: *plays SIMS*

    • Gagan Sidhu
      Gagan Sidhu 4 meses atrás

      Yeah this makes sense

    • Agent_SuS 🇺🇦
      Agent_SuS 🇺🇦 4 meses atrás

      @Deaf Bunny Humor is wasted on the humorless, as they say. I’m sure it was a good joke, even if it went over my head.

    • Deaf Bunny
      Deaf Bunny 4 meses atrás

      @Agent_SuS 🇺🇦 I'm kinda disappointed that you didn't get mine...

    • Agent_SuS 🇺🇦
      Agent_SuS 🇺🇦 4 meses atrás

      @Deaf Bunny …I intended for that to be a joke, but okay.

    • ᅠᅠ
      ᅠᅠ 4 meses atrás +1

      And the sims in Sims:tm: games actually play Sims:tm: aswell.. It's an endless loop

  • hip
    hip 5 meses atrás +2

    kudos to the people who made this simulation 'cause the graphics are amazing

  • Mundo Da Criança
    Mundo Da Criança 6 meses atrás +1

    If "reality" is a simulation, then whoever simulated me wanted that it woudn't end.

  • Finn M
    Finn M 6 meses atrás +2

    For anyone who has used psychedelics, this question is way too 'REAL'. I envy those who havent seen the void hahaha.

  • icedcooley
    icedcooley 7 meses atrás +1

    This seems to be the most logical & probable theory so far

  • Popn
    Popn 2 anos atrás +799

    Imagine playing a game, then your player questioning if he's a real person.

  • Datchisan fan account
    Datchisan fan account Mês atrás +2

    I think the simulation argument ties in very well to the idea that 'I am the only conscious being'- the idea that the only person that 'I' can be sure exists is 'me', and 'I' can't be sure about anyone else being real. If this is the case, then whoëver is running the simulation will only need to simulate one consciousness- mine

    • Qlly
      Qlly 25 dias atrás

      BRUH IVE HAD THIS THOUGHT SO MANY TIMES AND WHENEVER I TELL PEOPLE EVERYONE ALWAYS LOOKS AT ME WEIRD. thank u for putting my brain jumble into words. i will share this with people now and maybe they’ll understand? or maybe they’re confused because they aren’t conscious beings. idk maybe everyone’s just an npc

  • Sergey Ababkov
    Sergey Ababkov 6 meses atrás +3

    It is not necessary to simultaneously imitate the consciousness of billions of people every second. They can also be processed sequentially. And for one second of simulation, there can be a thousand years of computer calculations. For a creature in a simulation, there would be no difference.

  • Harebtalks
    Harebtalks 2 meses atrás +1

    Ok now I have a theory on who created us as a simulation, it's totally EA, I mean no doubt, this sim is literally Pay 2 Win so it's definitely made by EA

  • Steve Harris
    Steve Harris 6 meses atrás +1

    What if this experience we call living is all just a huge puzzle or game of some sort and we are simply players on various teams competing. Pieces on a game screen being manipulated by super-intelligent creator/players. What if?

  • Chainsaw Roomba
    Chainsaw Roomba Anos atrás +3930

    1893: In the future there will be flying cars
    2021: *_Are we real?_*

    • Richard 7901
      Richard 7901 5 meses atrás

      because people in 1893 never experience virtual reality game

    • くらかまるです
      くらかまるです 5 meses atrás

      @MaanGamer 🇹🇼 yea lmao 💀💀

    • Dravya Mehta
      Dravya Mehta 6 meses atrás

      I like 2021 better

    • Mr Dictator
      Mr Dictator 6 meses atrás

      @N Violet yes, yes I do. These stupid propellers revolutionized travelling and deliver similar or better transportation capacity at a fraction of the energy consumption

    • N Violet
      N Violet 6 meses atrás

      @Mr Dictator Flying car isn't a heli copter. It's supposed to be some starwars-like high tech artificial gravity sh1t. And you compare THAT to some stupid propellers.

  • Op KiyoN-
    Op KiyoN- 4 meses atrás +1

    What if this world wasn't a simulation?
    What if our lives were actually freaking out?
    In other words, if this world is real and I'm living a life like a real moron, that would be the most FUCKING terrible...

  • Alcookie
    Alcookie 7 meses atrás +4

    I feel very difficult about this topic. I can’t breath well when I think that we are living in a simulation 😂

    • Burger John
      Burger John 4 meses atrás

      I’m not human I’m 10 tails I am not simulation I am drawings from anime

    • Dead channel [snail killer]
      Dead channel [snail killer] 6 meses atrás +2

      Don’t worry first of all the ones running the simulator would have noticed that some people think that and shut it offAnd this quote I think therefore I am meaning you are thinking so you are real

  • Dr. Stone
    Dr. Stone Mês atrás +1

    It can be as we humans make 2D simulations and if our knowledge is right about dimensions, then their could be 4D beings making 3D simulations of us and we're in it.

  • Sunny :)
    Sunny :)  5 meses atrás +1

    If we are in a simulation then that means we made simulations inside a simulation

  • Alamkan Countryball
    Alamkan Countryball 3 anos atrás +18837

    I have autism and multiple movement disabilities.
    My player is playing in hard mode.

    • Chad Alfalfa
      Chad Alfalfa 2 meses atrás

      Ive got adhd, im playing on reversed controller

    • V1PRA !
      V1PRA ! 5 meses atrás


    • くらかまるです
      くらかまるです 5 meses atrás

      @Left Handed 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀
      this just killed me 💀😭💀😭

    • Dravya Mehta
      Dravya Mehta 6 meses atrás

      Ah just walk it off come on man

    • Player 529
      Player 529 6 meses atrás


  • Joel Macha
    Joel Macha 7 meses atrás

    There's the other assumption that the simulation resembles the "real world". This could be a half finished physics engine where they never installed the time travel patch.

  • DMTdreamz
    DMTdreamz 2 meses atrás +1

    There was a very strange feature in this case, strange because of its extremely rare occurrence. This man had once been brought to the scaffold in company with several others, and had had the sentence of death by shooting passed upon him for some political crime. Twenty minutes later he had been reprieved and some other punishment substituted; but the interval between the two sentences, twenty minutes, or at least a quarter of an hour, had been passed in the certainty that within a few minutes he must die. I was very anxious to hear him speak of his impressions during that dreadful time, and I several times inquired of him as to what he thought and felt. He remembered everything with the most accurate and extraordinary distinctness, and declared that he would never forget a single iota of the experience. ‘About twenty paces from the scaffold, where he had stood to hear the sentence, were three posts, fixed in the ground, to which to fasten the criminals (of whom there were several). The first three criminals were taken to the posts, dressed in long white tunics, with white caps drawn over their faces, so that they could not see the rifles pointed at them. Then a group of soldiers took their stand opposite to each post. My friend was the eighth on the list, and therefore he would have been among the third lot to go up. A priest went about among them with a cross: and there was about five minutes of time left for him to live. ‘He said that those five minutes seemed to him to be a most interminable period, an enormous wealth of time; he seemed to be living, in these minutes, so many lives that there was no need as yet to think of that last moment, so that he made several arrangements, dividing up the time into portions-one for saying farewell to his companions, two minutes for that; then a couple more for thinking over his own life and career and all about himself; and another minute for a last look around. He remembered having divided his time like this quite well. While saying good- bye to his friends he recollected asking one of them some very usual everyday question, and being much interested in the answer. Then having bade farewell, he embarked upon those two minutes which he had allotted to looking into himself; he knew beforehand what he was going to think about. He wished to put it to himself as quickly and clearly as possible, that here was he, a living, thinking man, and that in three minutes he would be nobody; or if somebody or something, then what and where? He thought he would decide this question once
    for all in these last three minutes. A little way off there stood a church, and its gilded spire glittered in the sun. He remembered staring stubbornly at this spire, and at the rays of light sparkling from it. He could not tear his eyes from these rays of light; he got the idea that these rays were his new nature, and that in three minutes he would become one of them, amalgamated somehow with them. ‘The repugnance to what must ensue almost immediately, and the uncertainty, were dreadful, he said; but worst of all was the idea, ‘What should I do if I were not to die now? What if I were to return to life again? What an eternity of days, and all mine! How I should grudge and count up every minute of it, so as to waste not a single instant!’ He said that this thought weighed so upon him and became such a terrible burden upon his brain that he could not bear it, and wished they would shoot him quickly and have done with it.’¹

  • Someone
    Someone 2 meses atrás +1

    Us: Are we in a simulation?
    Our simulators: oh no, They're Catching on us! but wait, Are we in a simulation?
    They're simulators: oh no, They're Catching on us! but wait, Are we in a simulation?
    The cycle repeats.

  • PCB _29
    PCB _29 Mês atrás +1

    We don't yet have a the power to simulate an universe, this means we can only be either the first or last simulation, and this means it's just a coin flip or 50% chances which is really not that scary anymore

  • JhorAVi
    JhorAVi 3 anos atrás +1352

    What if the aliens that are simulating us didn't know that they're also being simulated by even more advanced aliens?

    • Richard 7901
      Richard 7901 5 meses atrás

      just because you dont know doesnt mean its absolute false or zero possibility

    • Paulo Azuela
      Paulo Azuela 2 anos atrás

      @Jay Beam By that statement we can only agree our reality is just a concept for the simulation to look real to us

    • USA USA
      USA USA 2 anos atrás

      And then those are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens who are simulated by even more advanced aliens..

    • Higher&Higher
      Higher&Higher 2 anos atrás

      And so on and so forth

    • Adi
      Adi 2 anos atrás

      what if you program an exact copy simulation of our universe, find yourself in it and type in the console "give item minecraft:diamonds 64" and it appears next to you.
      means the entire universe is simulated in lower levels on your computer and at higher levels by the same computer further up the chain.
      Don't break it.

  • Elina Aislinn Kotlovsky
    Elina Aislinn Kotlovsky 6 meses atrás +1

    You're looking at this wrong, if we are simulated then as far as we know - everything we know is a lie. It could be that outside the simulation all rules are different. Maybe there are no computers and no galaxies. We're just trying to grasp the concept of the matrix with words and concepts we can understand.

  • Last Gen
    Last Gen 6 meses atrás +1

    What if air pockets are glitches in the simulation due to the pixels or whatever it might be not loading. What if when we breathe out air underwater and see the air pockets, its just like a glitch that you can do yourself just like in a game...

  • Vaishali Sharma
    Vaishali Sharma Mês atrás

    I feel we are the main characters who have created a simulation of a reality around themselves .. everything except us isn’t real .. like we can control r simulation aka reality but are unaware of it as that’s what we decided before creating it .. to make it challenging and fun .. I also feel that all the laws of a 3D reality are not real but just part of the simulation .. meaning we aren’t multiple but a single entity who has made it look like there’s billions of us in different forms .. the challenge is to realise this truth and find our way out of it

  • Trent Cooper
    Trent Cooper 4 dias atrás

    For a channel who disregarded other plausible things and labeled them as "crazy conspiracies," it seems very hypocritical to do an episode on anything we can't prove. By your own logic, any theory should just be thrown away as a conspiracy!

  • Ulf Holmström
    Ulf Holmström 9 meses atrás +2117

    If this is a simulation, I’m truly impressed by the humongous graphics quality.

    • Lizzy :D
      Lizzy :D 23 dias atrás

      @Ryan Ashfyre Nah, this simulations graphics are worse than this simulations simulations graphics lol

    • Candykkpoon
      Candykkpoon 27 dias atrás


    • A PersonWhoseFirstNameStartsFrom T NotFrom L
      A PersonWhoseFirstNameStartsFrom T NotFrom L Mês atrás

      We don't see much greater graphics than our world so far thats why we thought its the best graphics... maybe

    • ThunderTiger0801
      ThunderTiger0801 Mês atrás

      This is relative though isnt it? Mybe the ones running the simulation are looking at our graphics like we look at a video game from the 90s

  • Roaringbeardragon
    Roaringbeardragon 7 meses atrás +2

    But at this point, isnt a simulation just a universe?

  • Antek gzara animations
    Antek gzara animations 7 meses atrás +1

    my brain can't imagine that we are in a simulation
    so this is very possible

  • Robert Von Darth
    Robert Von Darth Mês atrás

    All the individual minds in the simulation could be just a single mind, experiencing reality from different viewpoints.

  • The Bald Pizza Man
    The Bald Pizza Man 5 meses atrás +1

    Gotcha there, we know it’s real, so clearly our smart creators aren’t doing their job

  • metalfly
    metalfly 2 anos atrás +1942

    "Don't burn your house down to test for glitches."
    This sounds like something that a simulation program would say...

    • Elvatra
      Elvatra Anos atrás

      aight, lets find out

    • Crepamagistance
      Crepamagistance Anos atrás

      lul harry potter be like brrrr when he go through wall

    • asdfg
      asdfg Anos atrás

      Who else cant press read more

    • Mr Scribble
      Mr Scribble 2 anos atrás

      Cave Johnson joined the chat

  • Ethan Coln
    Ethan Coln 6 meses atrás

    The first assumption I find to be illogical. Math, numbers, and computers are all ideas/technology invented by humans. To say that they would need an enormous number to replicate consciousness is the only conscious way we can think of doing it

  • ᅠᅠ
    ᅠᅠ 4 meses atrás

    If you can ask questions like "am I really real?", then you're most likely real.

  • Ivica Anteski
    Ivica Anteski 6 meses atrás +2

    hahaha, so naive.... if there's a supercomputer that simulates our universe for sure it would not be as we imagine it. A person in pre-computer era could say that doing trillions complex calculations is impossible since it would take more time than the existence of the universe - and now we see it's possible.
    Dyson spheres? Also naive... it's like ancient people would have imagined producing a lot of energy by making a huge pile of wood and burning it :)
    And that is just a beginning of naive ideas in this video.

  • SMmania123
    SMmania123 4 meses atrás

    I really hope this isn't a simulation. I like things to not get into the realm of possible science fiction. Reality enough for me thanks 😅