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According to a physicist's calculations, we live well in a computer simulation

And if we were just the puppets of a vast simulation? This is in any case what he thinks he has proven a physicist.

From The Matrix à Elon Musk, the idea that the universe we live in is nothing more than a vast machination, a simple line of code written into a computer However, this is not new. It even begins at the beginning of its life. to find a place in the scientific community and this time, one of them thinks he has proof.

Melvin Vopson is a physicist at the University of Chicago. from Portsmouth in England who is studying the possibility of that the universe is a digital simulation. If this is not the first time that a scientist has pondered the question, Melvin Vopson is the first to do so. go this far in the approach. For several years, he has been formulating hypotheses in favor of the existence of a real reality. artificial. And tries to prove them.

His scientific arguments are a bit complex, but are based on the idea that the matter that accumulates in the world carries within itself “information” that is optimized. In 2019, the physicist posited in his model that information has “finite and quantifiable mass while it stores information.” This discovery is in addition to the pre-existing principle that information has physical mass. This formulation of “a new principle of mass-energy-information equivalence” constitutes, according to him, the foundation of the universe. With this new principle, Melvin Vopson put forward the idea that all elementary particles in the universe stored information in the same way that human DNA does with genomes.

According to a physicist's calculations, we live well in a computer simulation

On the strength of this first publication, he proposed a new law in 2022, called the “second law of information dynamics” or “infodynamics” which runs counter to a law already validated by the scientific community: the second law of thermodynamics. This “states that entropy – which measures the degree of disorganization – of any system remains constant and increases over time”. According to the physicist's research, the “second law of infodynamics” requires that the entropy of information remains constant or decreases over time. In concrete terms and in language accessible to all, this means, for the scientist, that there is a mechanism of “compensation” which acts in a way that this new law does not violate the second law of thermodynamics. This “dissipation mechanism” would explain why information can be considered a new form of matter, which would play a role in the stability of the expansion of the universe.

This new law could lead to the first evidence in favor of the hypothesis of an artificial reality, according to Vopson. The universe would have a digital nature, according to him, because of its ability to “optimize and compress data” and this could be proven by a decrease in entropy in information systems over time.

In order to conduct more in-depth research, Melvin Vopson launched a crowdfunding campaign for £195,000 (around 230,000 euros) which was stopped before the desired amount is collected for this scientist who works in a certain marginality. He hopes to one day be able to carry out experiments tending to prove his hypotheses, which will perhaps allow him to put his finger on what seems to be the imagination of a mad scientist… or that of the Wachowski sisters, the directors of the film Matrix.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116