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Surely we should talk about an illusion, not a simulation. A simulation of what?

 

The 'glitches' mostly occur in metaphysics, where all the problems associated with assuming the world is real emerge to befuddle us.

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What if it's just a really good simulation, such that all possible states that obey the rules are within the specs of the hardware?

What if the glitches are actually just limitations of the universe?

I often think quantum physics is a bit like an artefact of the universe being programmed in Haskell (with lazy evaluation) and some functions have side-effects that the author didn't think of, but taking it seriously isn't really productive.

The mathematics of our universe would still have to conform to the mathematics of the universe where the simulation is taking place. This means that there would be maths problems that exist, but that could not exist in our simulation. This would be one of the glitches, and thus revealing that we are in a simulation.

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The mathematics of our universe would still have to conform to the mathematics of the universe where the simulation is taking place. This means that there would be maths problems that exist, but that could not exist in our simulation. This would be one of the glitches, and thus revealing that we are in a simulation.

 

I don't quite follow. You're saying there could be mathematical objects for which there would be no real world representation?

Depending on your definition of representation, we already have those.

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