Remember back to a simpler time. A Pre Covid-19 era when social media was dominated by talk of drones swarming the skies, transhumanists still predicted the technological singularity would occur “any day” now, and a young, hip, new field called data ‘science’ was just beginning to show how it is possible to call yourself a ‘science’ but not to be science at all. Back in those heady days of the few years ago people still believed artificial intelligences were actually intelligent and that machines were entirely capable of learning. Crazy to think people could be so ignorant, but that was the way of the times then. There was one topic however that dominated the discourse of the intelligentsia like no other, the simulation hypothesis. In honor of those days of yore I present to you below a collection of some of my most ground breaking, beloved, hated, ignored, adored, understood, misunderstood, remembered, forgotten, terrible, fantastic, stupid, hilarious, and whatever and whatnot articles on or about the simulation hypothesis (note: for simulation hypothesis superfans I am not including any of my church of the simulation works. Those will be featured in a forthcoming collection)
For those not in the know, what is the simulation hypothesis? In a nutshell, you, me, universe, not real, everything simulated in a computer. Also, many variations on that theme. Nutty, right? right? seriously there is no way that could be true is there? I mean, that would suck, or would it?, the implications, dude, no freakin way.