This article examines fundamental aspects of the Simulated Universe Theory, and how it may explain timeless spiritual paradoxes. It is a companion piece to my article The Game of Life and How to Play It!, which explores the complex dynamics of living in a simulated reality — including practical ways to consciously create the life of your dreams!
Have you ever had a sense that life isn’t real, reality is an illusion, or you are just dreaming?
Believe it or not, most people have had at least a fleeting sense that something is just not right about our reality. But why would so many of us have this odd thought or feeling if it weren’t true? What if it is true and we are really living in a simulated reality?
This may seem a bit out-there, until you stop to consider that some very reputable physicists are now saying that reality is not “real”, and, in fact, there is a very good probability that we are living inside a sophisticated computer simulation. Of course, the Simulated Universe Theory isn’t yet widely accepted, however most quantum physicists agree that that the nature of reality operates according to mathematics and, for all intents and purposes, the entire universe can be summed up or explained digitally.
According to the Digital Physics principle, reality is generated by digital information and the electrical signals in your brain interpret that data into what you call reality. This means that nothing exists without consciousness. Moreover, just recently a quantum physicist by the name of Dr. James Gates Jr. discovered computer error-correcting code in the fabric of reality, while there are also reports of scientists observing pixels in microscopic images of nature. If our reality isn’t virtual, why is it pixelated and why would it include error-correcting code?
Actually, if we are living in a simulated reality, it explains many quantum quandaries about the universe and the nature of reality. For instance, many scientific experiments have concluded that reality only exists when it is observed, and, therefore, when there is no observer, there is no reality. There is also something called quantum entanglement where two entangled particles are separated but they still instantaneously communicate with one another, regardless of distance and even faster than the speed of light.
However, when pointing out quantum quandaries, we cannot forget about atoms. Atoms are the building blocks of literally everything, yet they are 99.9% empty space, and in fact, there is so little matter in our reality that the entire world could be condensed into a golf ball with plenty of room leftover for another planet or two.
These types of quantum phenomena have scientists stumped because reality just shouldn’t operate like this. However, if we are living in a simulated reality, it all makes perfect sense, and, in fact, each quantum phenomena perfectly explains how virtual games operate. For instance, in order to conserve hard drive space, as well as energy, the game player’s “reality” only pops into place as needed, and in a virtual reality anything can move instantly from one location to another because there is no time and space, and, therefore, things can travel faster than the speed of light. The Simulated Reality Theory also explains parallel universes and multi-universes simply as versions of the simulation that simultaneously operate.
Furthermore, if we are living in a simulated reality, it also explains certain non-scientific phenomena; déjà vu, ghosts and other paranormal activity could be glitches in the program, psychic ability and intuition could simply be the result of accessing information within the program, reincarnation could be pre-programmed memories, or past life memories could be alternate running simulations. The Simulation Theory can also explain alien abductions, UFO sightings and other strange super-natural phenomena — because anything is possible in a virtual reality.
Even miracles can be easily legitimized by quantum jumping, shifting parallel universes or a radical change in programming where the programmer answers your prayers by rewriting specific code.
The Simulation Theory also explains how two or more people can have different experiences in the same situation or conflicting memories, and, in fact, there is a phenomena known as the Mandela Effect, where large groups of people remember the past differently, and it seems that the past changes accordingly. It is difficult to prove something like this for obvious reasons, however, what if we seamlessly move from one parallel universe to another, yet we keep our memories from the previous timeline? This would mean that some of us might be in a timeline that correlates with particular memories and some of us might be in a timeline that doesn’t correlate with particular memories. If this is true, it also means that we have the ability to quantum jump from one reality to another, thereby changing our experience of life without even knowing it.
But, Life Feels So Real!
Except for the occasional odd sense otherwise, life feels incredibly real, and, in fact, it all seems so real that it is difficult to believe that our universe is a simulation of some sort. Nonetheless, if we are living in a virtual reality, we literally have no “real” reference point to discern the difference between real and virtual, so we actually don’t know what real is. It is curious, however, that people who have had near death experiences often report that the afterworld seems more real than this one – well, maybe it is!
Honestly, even if we are living in a simulated world, there is no way to definitively know, but the concept of a virtual reality does offer a reasonable perspective to many unexplained mysteries of life, and it also explains many common spiritual paradoxes.
Decoding Spiritual Paradox
Many spiritual philosophies offer paradoxical teachings that have no basis in logic, and even lack basic common sense, however, when we approach these unusual concepts from a virtual perspective, they suddenly make perfect sense. Quite possibly, those first spiritual teachers actually knew that this reality was simulated, and they passed down hints in spiritual text.
In the context of a simulated realty, let’s examine 3 popular paradoxes:
1. Life is an illusion: Throughout history, many spiritual teachers have taught that life is an illusion, nothing is really happening and we are just dreaming in a sea of emptiness. As abstract as this concept sounds, in a virtual world nothing is happening, nothing exists and it is all a grand illusion.