Is Reality Real? The Simulation Argument

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  • Published: 21 September 2017
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    • benny pitt
      benny pitt  2 days back

      This video didn't exist until I clicked on it.

    • Football is life lol.
      Football is life lol.  3 weeks back

      Like do we even exists lol

    • Marty99zzz ,
      Marty99zzz ,  3 weeks back

      @Tenly2009 and possibly never will? ohoho we humans will evolve with technology after many years who knows what we will do for a person never gets to him, time will answer (why i sound like this...)

    • Tenly2009
      Tenly2009  3 weeks back

      Marty99zzz , Aahhh....okay... well, it might actually be true - but of course we have no way of knowing (and possibly never will). Was curious what logic you used to arrive at that conclusion.

    • Marty99zzz ,
      Marty99zzz ,  3 weeks back

      @Tenly2009 I'm just joking.....

  • iera dp
    iera dp  1 hours back

    That last 12 seconds were quite good.

    • jado potato
      jado potato  5 hours back

      I think about this type of stuff just randomly at times

      • Pierre Deagostini
        Pierre Deagostini  9 hours back

        schrodinger

        • Advyth
          Advyth  11 hours back

          Rest in Peace Etika, life *IS NOT* a simulation, live it and enjoy it to the most full extent, if you ever need to talk to someone and are suicidal. PLEASE call these numbers there are always people who care about you


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          • -Rizky249-
            -Rizky249-  11 hours back

            What if we're in singleplayer? Every time we sleep, the simulator saves?

            • Mostafa Abbas
              Mostafa Abbas  13 hours back

              If we are in a simulation,who come we are allowed to suspect our presence as simulation?

              • Dk 6B
                Dk 6B  14 hours back

                Sooo Ima bot

                • TL Brown
                  TL Brown  14 hours back

                  Consciousness is being awake

                  • vin sawn
                    vin sawn  16 hours back

                    I don’t think we are simulations. I believe some kind of ethics committee will always exist and even improve as time goes on. It wouldn’t be ethical to simulate all these humans who are suffering everyday from hunger, pain, fear, depression, etc.

                    • metatron478
                      metatron478  16 hours back

                      Just 5 seconds in and Im already having a nervous breakdown.

                      • Vinayak Sharma
                        Vinayak Sharma  17 hours back

                        7:58 😂😂😂😂

                        • Insert Name Here
                          Insert Name Here  18 hours back

                          I'm from heaven, earth is not period. I remain amused.

                          • Rolicoaster :D
                            Rolicoaster :D  18 hours back

                            The Matrix

                            • Ivan The Tanker
                              Ivan The Tanker  18 hours back

                              hey i have question can you feed a star so it doesnt burn out?

                              • harish prasanna
                                harish prasanna  21 hours back

                                thanks for existential crisis

                                • Anargya Al Khawarizmi
                                  Anargya Al Khawarizmi  22 hours back

                                  Before i watched this video, i always thought everyone else except for me were NPCs and im the only controllable character, but after this video i smiled and thought to myself "it's an online MMORPG+Survival"

                                  • Aashee Nanda
                                    Aashee Nanda  24 hours back

                                    🤨

                                    • Mister Macaroni
                                      Mister Macaroni  1 days back

                                      Theory: If we are in a simulation, and we know it, wouldn't the operators just delete the simulation? I would assume that the simulation wouldn't be much fun with people who know they're in a simulation. Perhaps that's why crime exists. People know that what they do will not matter, so they play around. What if black holes are deleted patches of information and code disguised as science? What if People die from freak accidents because they were self-aware and the operators wanted to get rid of them?! WHAT IF- **Gets deleted**

                                      • Andrew Hagan
                                        Andrew Hagan  1 days back

                                        This is deranged. Elon Musk actually believes this shit. Grown ass man.

                                        • LM tuff
                                          LM tuff  1 days back

                                          Lets make 3,000 simulations and see the 1 that won’t destroy themselves

                                          • Josephysia
                                            Josephysia  1 days back

                                            theory: "god" is actually just the guy who created the simulation cause he was bored

                                            • Football is life lol.
                                              Football is life lol.  18 hours back

                                              God's greatest mistake was creating humans I mean the earth could probably agree if it was conscious tho lol

                                          • StRafe E
                                            StRafe E  1 days back

                                            If we are simulations wouldn’t what is simulating us see this

                                            Being very confused

                                            • Serendipity Gacha
                                              Serendipity Gacha  1 days back

                                              No it's Patrick

                                              • Zeref Dragneel
                                                Zeref Dragneel  2 days back

                                                DUUUUUDE i didn't know this was already a theory id been having this though ever since i first played the sims which was when i was 13 years old!!!

                                                • 조중현
                                                  조중현  2 days back

                                                  이거 완전어릴때 한번쯤 생각해보지 않나요 ㅋㅋ 그리고 스스로가 가상공간속에 살고있어도 내가 살아가는것을 포기하는 이유는 되지 않는다며 생각을 멈추죠 ㅋㅋ

                                                  • d d
                                                    d d  2 days back

                                                    Not a question. GOD EXISTS

                                                    • Dragonslayer 5
                                                      Dragonslayer 5  2 days back

                                                      If we are in a simulation, why cant I bend the spoon?

                                                      • The Chiefferr
                                                        The Chiefferr  2 days back

                                                        It’s all an illusion.

                                                        • zensus zensur
                                                          zensus zensur  2 days back

                                                          Dude, we live in a simulation inside of a simulation, inside a simulation!! (and so on to zero)

                                                          • Epicgamer 6ix9inelol
                                                            Epicgamer 6ix9inelol  2 days back

                                                            Dear the owner give me v-bucks

                                                            • ISAAC CLARKE MARKER
                                                              ISAAC CLARKE MARKER  2 days back

                                                              💓💓💓👍

                                                              • Choker royaler
                                                                Choker royaler  2 days back

                                                                If reality is a simulation, are video games real?

                                                                • Leto85
                                                                  Leto85  2 days back

                                                                  I think, so I excist, vs. I've calculated that I don't. :/

                                                                  • Bluehax6
                                                                    Bluehax6  2 days back

                                                                    I know someone who played one of the sims games (3 or 4 or something), and two of his sims went to college and proved they lived in a simulation

                                                                    • RivalRiver
                                                                      RivalRiver  2 days back

                                                                      WE ARE NOT IN A SIMULATION,IF WE WERE THE PEOPLE CONTROLING US WOULD NOT EVEN LET US THINK ABOUT THAT!

                                                                    • RivalRiver
                                                                      RivalRiver  2 days back

                                                                      Hey whoever is controling me
                                                                      YOU SUCK IN LIFE!

                                                                      • Ukakuu _
                                                                        Ukakuu _  2 days back

                                                                        So what happens when we die inside the simulation?

                                                                      • Kritiko
                                                                        Kritiko  2 days back

                                                                        Can we ask the moderators of this simulation to ban the Flat Earther users??

                                                                        • Sarah P
                                                                          Sarah P  2 days back

                                                                          What if the moon was the Matrioshka brain?

                                                                          I’m trying to understand this so I my question may sound stupid but I’m curious

                                                                          • tfue fan ?
                                                                            tfue fan ?  2 days back

                                                                            So if humans are controlling me does that mean in the future we will make a simulation to put people in?👴👵

                                                                            • e 66388
                                                                              e 66388  2 days back

                                                                              Are we currently running any ancestor simulations?

                                                                              • Jake Stevens
                                                                                Jake Stevens  2 days back

                                                                                This makes no sense, this would imply that my Super Mario character has feelings, consciousness, etc, but it doesn’t. It would feel like NOTHING at all to BE my Super Mario character

                                                                                • Infinite Multiverse
                                                                                  Infinite Multiverse  2 days back

                                                                                  *Sigh* That's exactly why I opened my third eye (the pineal gland connecting the two halves your brain together). Ever since I did that I feel way more in synch with outer space and with consciousness. It takes a lot of practice (as well as patience), but it is very rewarding in the long run.

                                                                                  • ariana plays
                                                                                    ariana plays  3 days back

                                                                                    every time I press my eyes when there closed its like if I'm looking at a field of grass the re blocks

                                                                                    • Sanjay W
                                                                                      Sanjay W  3 days back

                                                                                      These people believe they live in a computer and say flat earth theory is impossible and couldnt happen xDD

                                                                                      • 1927deano
                                                                                        1927deano  3 days back

                                                                                        What if the simulation doesn't want us to find out we're in a simulation by limiting the amount of progress we can make. like the fact "nobody knows what conscience is" because we are denied find out what it is. And the fact that technological progress is slowing down, not because we're running out of new technologies, but because we've been limited to a max point of evolution so we don't know. Hence we could be in a simulation about learning about simulations without the ability to form our own simulations to find out about simulations in a whole paradox.

                                                                                        • WormholeJim
                                                                                          WormholeJim  3 days back

                                                                                          Hm. Actually you could argue that there *is* a computer - right here on earth - that can do 10 to the power of 20 operations each second. Each human has one. And in fact, nothing we ever see, hear, taste, touch or smell, ultimately is more than an electromagnetic impulse within that computer's synapses. Physical reality may or may not be a simulation. But whatever we experience is. Simulated narrative. Go be a superhero.