Are you living in a simulation?

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Date
Tuesday, September 23 2014 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Silas Beane
Affiliation
University of Washington
Description

virtual lake landscapeAbstract: Philosophers have long considered the possibility that we live in an artificial or simulated reality. Dr. Beane will give a short overview of some of the simulation arguments/scenarios that he personally finds most compelling.
Dr. Beane will then attempt to frame the simulation argument in the context of science. In particular, he will discuss recent work which suggests various observational tests of the hypothesis that we are currently living in a simulated universe. These include studies of the cosmic microwave background, high-energy cosmic rays, and high-precision terrestrial experiments.

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