If you haven’t already read my What is reality? article, you may want to before reading on.
Relatively recently, whilst exploring the mathematics of string theory, Theoretical Physicist James Gates and his researcher discovered something rather interesting buried deep within the mathematical equations of super symmetry.
They found computer code.
And it isn’t just random 1’s and 0’s either. Bizarrely, the code they found is code which is used in computer browser operating system software.
Specifically; Block Linear Self Dual Error Correcting Code.
So what does this code do?
Computer code is just instruction for a processor – Information.
When transmitting information from one computer to another, there are fluctuations that happen (static in the line for example), that can alter the original information sent.
Block Linear Self Dual Error Correcting Codes are vital in the exchange of digital information as they monitor code sent and measure it against what’s already know, self-adjusting as required in order to accurately transmit and receive the correct information.
Why is this recent discovery interesting?
Super String Theory is an attempt by Scientists to explain reality – Ultimate Reality – The Theory of Everything.
If Theoretical Physicists are finding bits of computer code in their equations, it will likely galvanize further support for the Simulated Universe Hypothesis.
The Theory of which, goes something like this;
We are all living within a (very good) quantum computer simulation that our future Ancestors built.
Just like a computer today, multiple simulations can be run off of the same computer and off of the same program. So if it were the case that our Universe is a simulation as some Scientists believe it is, then we wouldn’t be the only simulated Universe; there would surely be many other simulations.
The trouble with such a theory is: How would we ever know if we are living within a computer simulation?
If we can not escape the simulation, how could we ever get to look at it from the outside in?
The more science explores physical reality, the more they become baffled by it.
Physical reality is made up of sub-atomic particles, but when we get down to this level; the laws of Physics change. Rather than finding something we would expect (something ultimately solid), we find particles that are able to exist in different locations at the same time…
Maybe that’s because everything has been simulated to give the impression it is here in this solid world when in fact it’s not. Including you and I.
This Simulated Universe theory has got some pretty eminent scientists and physicists as supporters, believers or at least sympathizers.
However, just because a piece of computer code has been discovered within Super Symmetry equations, doesn’t necessarily conclude that we are actually living within a computer simulation. It may just be a very lucky coincidence.
But if more and more computer code keeps cropping up in physics equations, then it may indeed suggest that we are.
If our universe is the result of our future ancestors formulating a computer simulation, then the majority of the computer code from which this simulated universe is based on, will likely not (yet) have been discovered.
The irony here is: It may actually be String Theorists who invent, or rather (re)discover some of the code that gets used in creating the Simulated Universe in which we may be living