Okay so, the big question isn't – is there a god. Not anymore, the question is now; why did our ancestors create this world for us to play in – this virtual reality world, one we might just call the human life experience 'where you and I and everyone you know lives out their life? Yes, I am speaking of the philosophical conundrum that we are all living in a Simulation, like a super sophisticated video game. So, are we living in a simulation? Hard to say, and we don't know for sure, but there are many reason why we should consider this concept.
Not long ago, I was talking with a technologist about this, he noted that at the rate we are headed, soon we will create a "second life" so real that it will be just like life, so real, you might rather live in it. Good point and I replied:
Exactly, so it doesn't matter if we are now living in a VR or not, because in the future WE WILL, it only makes sense, as humankind works to remain in the game indefinitely, live forever, in any form to continue their current type of consciousness without fully understanding exactly what it is or how exactly it works.
The technologist told me his daughter just completed her graduate degree in both Computer Science and Computer-Brain Interfaces. Well, I'd say his daughter is in the right place at the right time. Maybe they'll call it VR2 (virtual reality II). The first VR world is where we live now in the simulation, and VR-2 is a game within a game that we create of our own accord, sure slightly different for now, but it will be quite robust and appear as if it is reality – like the Biosphere II project, the Earth being biosphere I.
Indeed, I cannot foresee a future where we do not create such a world, that is "IF" human technology continues, as humans might doom themselves to repeat past history – once again losing and thus. forgetting more than we've ever known? Ouch. I guess it's like Arthur C Clarke put it – Humans are mostly harmless except to themselves. Somehow I think humanity will mutter along with false starts, mistakes and eventually get there. It's an interesting species, a lot going for it, and a lot not.
Are we living in a simulation? Hard to prove yes or no on that one, but rest assured in the future we surely will be – and there is a whole new world out there if we are willing to take it. Think on this.