Like the film The Matrix, are we living in a simulation? Facebook, the most used application in the world, wants to allow users to create virtual realities, is this one? Elon Musk says “We’re most likely in a simulation”, I think he puts it at a billion to 1 that we’re not. When therein we might create simulation from simulation ad infinitum. Simulation or not, as Descartes says I think and so am. We have always wondered about our source.

Has AI created simulation to understand us better? We created AI. The question is what’s the origin of the perceived universe, God? Simulation only adds fascination, we are created by an intelligence. The question of God remains, what intelligence? But then again it might be a future child playing with computers. And what of the base reality, there must be an actual. Simulation theory raises all manner of questions and is like Monist theory. For both there is no material world, in simulation it’s computer generated, for monists everything is derived from consciousness. They arrive at the same place, perception is the actual. Virtual or otherwise this is my reality where I can interact with your consciousness. The question still begs, do you exist? At least you do virtually. I might be virtual too but I think and so am, perception beckons me. Existence provokes such questions, perhaps our very first question was why, before what.

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