Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? - Scientific …
“If the simulation hypothesis is valid then we open the door to ..
To determine the mass of a black hole, we need to observe stars that are orbiting in response to the black hole's gravitational pull (in principle we could also measure orbiting gas, but most BCGs don't have any gas).
Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk …
There are two concepts that I have difficulty reconciling. The first is the First Law of Thermodynamics which among other concepts states that matter / energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Thus, that leads to a conclusion that matter / energy has always existed. The second is the quantum mantra – anything that can happen will happen given enough time. Well, if matter / energy have always existed, that’s more than enough time for anything and everything that’s possible to happen, happens. I mean an awful lot of weird stuff can happen given an infinite amount of time. The concept of a Boltzmann Brain is just one such idea.* Let your imagination run wild and you can easily come up with way over six just about impossible and utterly absurd things that must have happened. However, software overrides that First Law of Thermodynamics in that any software program is finite and the possible scenarios are fixed so not everything that can happen (like a Boltzmann Brain) does happen.
Is the universe emerging from an information processing system
My collaborators and I recently measured the two most massive black holes in the local Universe (at least, among those that have been discovered so far)!
Simulated Universe Hypothesis - VICE
There is no Theory of Everything (TOE). You’d expect that if there was just one Mother Nature that all of physics would be unified. There would be one physics. Alas, there are two sets of physics – Quantum Mechanics and Relativity (gravity). Despite thousands of the finest minds, working now for many decades, these two branches of physics have resisted unification. One obvious answer is that there are two separate and apart sets of software, two sets of programs, one each that controls Quantum Mechanics and one that controls Relativity (Gravity).