Questions tagged [simulated-worlds]

For questions regarding a non-physical world that is made in resemblance to a physical environment.

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Hacking the universe

Imagine the whole universe is a simulation. This should include also the people living in the universe (so more Simulacron than Matrix). And now imagine there's a group of hackers who knows (or ...
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Will sufficiently advanced societies ultimately embrace living in a simulated world?

Current Development Virtual reality (VR) devices are still mainly used for amusement like in this video of the game Skyrim in virtual reality using Oculus Rift. With augmented reality (AR) devices ...
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What directive would cause an ASI to put everyone in a benevolent Matrix?

I'm trying to figure out a way to create a situation much like the apocalypse of Turry from Robotica, but which involves all the people on Earth being either temporarily or permanently strapped into a ...
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What sort of problem would drive a near omnipotent civilization to seek an “outside the box” solution?

The Setup A while back, I read an article in which the author compared the rise and fall of civilizations in the universe to a forest. In the forest, small plants come into being, grow, and die over ...
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Is this 80.000km-diameter world plausible?

Characteristics: has close to 80.000km in diameter The atmosphere is composed of: -30% hydrogen (cold gas planets have hydrogen but it makes sense it exists in a rocky planet?) -20% oxygen -49% ...
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Earth 2015 is a simulation - the funding has been pulled - how can we make ourselves interesting again? [closed]

Our world is a simulation; it is part of an exhibition in a science museum in an alien dimension. Lately, visitors to the museum have become bored with the exploits of the inhabitants of the sim. It ...