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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 wondered about the question, Melvin Vopson is the first to do so. go this far in the process. 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 this physicist's calculations, we are indeed living in a computer simulation

Building on this first publication, he proposed a new law, in 2022, called the second law of information dynamics or "infodynamics" which is placed &agrav; going against the tide of a law that is already in place validated by the community scientific: the second law of thermodynamics. This “states that entropy – which measures the degree of 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 with time". Concretely and in accessible language all, this means, for the scientist, that there is a “compensation” mechanism 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 as a new form of matter, which would play a role in stability ; of the expansion of the universe. 

This new law could lead to the first evidence in favor of the hypothesis of a reality artificial, according to Vopson. According to him, the universe has a digital nature due to its capacity to "optimize and à 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  crowdfunding à height of 195,000 £ (around 230,000 euros) which was é stopé before the desired sum is collected for this scientist who works in a certain marginality. to carry out experiences tending to prove his hypotheses, which will perhaps allow us to put our finger on what seems to come from the imagination of a mad scientist… or one ;nbsp;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