• Question: How do we know that we're not part of some huge simulation within a computer? Perhaps we're all just like Sims, our daily lives being controlled?

    Asked by Mistiare to Hummy, Lewis, James, Sandra on 7 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Lewis Wright

      Lewis Wright answered on 7 Mar 2017:

      That’s an excellent question.

      René Descartes is famous for the phrase ‘I think, therefore I am’ – it means the only thing we can be 100% sure of in the whole universe, is that we, ourselves, exist.

      Everything else? Who knows.

    • Photo: Sandra Greive

      Sandra Greive answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      Its also a concept explored in the Matrix movies and the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.