In the movie The Matrix, the remaining population of the world is kept within a computer system that simulates the real world. Very few people in that system are aware of that fact, with a relatively small resistance of people fighting to free everyone. One of the problems with spreading this knowledge is that most people would just dismiss it as false, while others (particularly those who are older and so ingrained in the system) would die from the shock of it all.
In a world like ours that exists today, a group of scientists discover irrefutable proof that it exists within a simulation. They are conflicted, as a few want to go public with this information, but others are convinced that the negative ramifications are too great and would serve no good. What follows is a discussion about what would become of such a world.
As part of the dialog, I want to consider:
- What would be the best way to go about releasing this information in a trustworthy and reliable way?
EDIT: Specifically looking for convincing arguments for both sides to give on how the world might react, best case and worst case, should they go public.