Like, I mean what if all of us, the fact that we exist, is nothing but an algortihm and humans, intelligent, evolving functions or objects or even classes, inheriting from one main class/template.

Edit: Sorry that i forgot to add this, but my thought was that, if it is possible that someone could find out how to manipulate this? What are the possibilities then? Will that person be god or will he just end up crashing the whole world as a whole?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes it is! You can do nothing about it. See: simulation-argument.com/simulation.html ... but what again is your question? $\endgroup$ – Ghanima Dec 19 '14 at 12:39
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    $\begingroup$ This is way broad ! Just take a look at this question: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/3136/…. Much narrower and yet tons of answers and got closed for a while for being too broad too. This other question is also related: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/3129/… $\endgroup$ – Sheraff Dec 19 '14 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ Even the edit doesn't really change anything, but makes the question even broader. $\endgroup$ – jawo Dec 19 '14 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Aniruddh Rao Welcome to the site. As the other comments have mentioned this question is currently to broad for us to effectively answer. If you would like a little assistance please review the helps center for posting good questions: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/help You are also welcome to discuss the question in Chat or on the Meta board. Again welcome to the site. $\endgroup$ – James Dec 19 '14 at 16:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Ghanima - links like your is exactly why I hang around this forum! $\endgroup$ – Peter M. - stands for Monica Dec 20 '14 at 0:51

I like that Idea but the answer is pretty boring.

An algorithm is nothing else than a rule of execution. You can also say "Theoretical law of nature".

A simulation on other hand is the execution of an algorithm (See tourinmachine).

I assume that you are talking about a "computer-simulation" and then I state, that a computer is nothing else than an environment which is capable of execute an algorithm.

So depending on this states, our world actually is a simulation.

EDIT due to your edit: This doesn't change anything. If one "finds out" is the same like normal science under assumtion that it is a simulation. And if one is able to "manipulate" it's the same as one could alter laws of nature in real world.


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