Is it possible that the physical universe, as a strange loop, could be one big mental self-simulation? Well, yes. And if that were the case what we call “consciousness” takes on a more meaningful role than the incidental epiphenomenon of arranged atoms.
A recent article called “New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence” was just published by Paul Ratner for Big Think discussing QGR’s paper titled “The Self–Simulation Hypothesis Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics” in detail.
How real are you? What if everything you are, everything you know, all the people in your life as well as all the events were not physically there but just a very elaborate simulation?
Read the article for yourself, let me know your thoughts and feel free to read the paper as well on our site.
Our mission at QGR is not typical in attitude or motivation. We exists to resolve the curiousities about the fundamental nature of the universe and thus bring about solutions for the planet to use NOW. And in order to do this we need to embody a different philsophy than what is main-stream for the moment. We must move to a viewpoint of service and love — away from fear, them-ism and force (physical or financial).
At the very core of the philosophy of materialism, there is a logical permission, for some, to be selfish and fearful. Whereas, at the very core of Eastern mystical philosophy (and many others), there is motivation to view us all as deeply connected to one another and even to the future and past in some non-local manner. There is a permission in these systems of logic to see consciousness as something greater than an incidental epiphenomenon of self-organized matter.
However, our scientific non-profit is not a philosophy group. We are not here to be just another voice in the meta-physical discussion. There are plenty of movies and books on that, from The Tao of Physics to countless other works. What we are doing is something very different. It is an attempt to discover the quantum gravity code of reality itself — a discovery that would lead to analytical first-principles-based expressions/explanations of the magnitudes of the fundamental constants, while simultaneously spitting out the ultimate network of precise gauge symmetry equations. This is an audacious goal, to say the least.
If we are successful, we will have a situation wherein the core axioms of the first-principles unification theory itself essentially unify parts of the philosophies of some spiritual traditions with a new mathematical unification physical model. This has never been done. Not even close. It would mean an end to the paradigm of scientific materialism and would replace the current scientific consensus with a radically different new-science.
For those of you who like Star Wars, it’s a picture similar to that… a universal society of intelligent and evolving beings who have discovered some underlying unification physics that lead to unimaginable technologies but that also somehow tie in concepts like The Force, which is an intelligent type of primordial substance that emerges from and flows within everything. In the fictional story of Star Wars, we have the status quo of science believing in The Force, a substance like the intelligent Chi or Prana in Buddhism and Hinduism, but viewed as being congruent with the mathematical physics of science at that time. This is not the case today. There are scientists who believe in something similar, but have no real idea how it ties into mathematical physics. And there are New Age type people throwing around the term “quantum” but they too have no real idea of the unification between consciousness and mathematical physics. So, the two world views remain deeply separated other than blurry pseudo-science speculation.
The Self-simulation Hypothesis paper was peer reviewed by a mainstream journal from MDPI called Entropy — so it’s not blurry pseudo-science. But it is also not the clear and convincing unification of consciousness and mathematical physics.
That is the work ahead of us and I look forward to it.