I consider that the Simulation Speculation – a speculation that we ‘stay’ as digital beings inside a simulated panorama inside a pc – is probably the most possible speculation on the subject of selecting between differing potentialities of actuality. Nevertheless, the important thing phrase revolves round what I “consider”. I can’t show that the Simulation Speculation is the be-all-and-end-all of our actuality – not but a minimum of although I am engaged on that. Thus, I need to maintain an open thoughts to the chance that our actuality is not digital however actually actual. Within the meantime my pontificating on the aliens-are-here, the UFO extraterrestrial speculation and associated, is to be examined right here in that digital actuality situation.
# Digital Aliens: If the Simulation Speculation is right, what wouldn’t it imply for aliens to be right here? It might imply no extra and at least what wouldn’t it imply for a simulated sofa to be in your simulated lounge or a simulated tree in your simulated entrance yard or a simulated criminal to pickpocket your simulated pockets. You are asking a query concerning the motivation of whoever programmed into our simulated panorama the this, and the that and the subsequent factor too together with the idea of simulated anomalous lights within the sky and simulated extraterrestrials having their depraved manner with a choose few of us. I do not know what their motivation is perhaps.
I recommend although that one must maybe have a look at issues by the eyes of our very personal simulated beings part-and-parcel of our simulated landscapes in our video video games. What would these digital beings that now we have programmed consider all of the bits-and-pieces that now we have included of their digital world? Why is that this man capturing at me? Why is that this monster lurking within the shadows? Why is that this Little Inexperienced Man abducting and raping my daughter? Will we not embrace aliens, and all method of alien interactions in our personal video video games? Have we not created video video games that revolve round “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” and their related extraterrestrials? So, if we do it, what is the problem with what somebody (or one thing) may embrace within the programming of our simulation and simulated panorama?
Okay, that is hardly a query that reductions the existence of aliens within the right here and now in what you’ll name our actually actual actuality.
# The Supreme Programmer: It might properly be the truth that so far as our Supreme Programmer – the he / she / it / them answerable for creating our digital actuality – is anxious, we’re simply trivia. If this Supreme Programmer has designed lots of or hundreds of simulated universes and landscapes, then sure, we’re trivial. However then so to is any simulation or online game that we create. You purchase an off-the-shelf online game and is not actually all the contents actually trivial? However again to simulated aliens. Since now we have programmed lots of of video video games that characteristic aliens, and produced lots of of flicks and TV episodes (cinema being simply one other type of simulation) that featured ET, some made even earlier than the beginning of the fashionable UFO period, why ought to we (Royal We) and why must you (as in simply you) elevate eyebrows on the thought that our Supreme Programmer(s) featured aliens? Many types of what passes for leisure is trivial. Our science fiction novels and quick tales characteristic aliens by the bucketful who do not “should journey by area, time, space-time, or perhaps a psychological area to get “right here”.” Effectively really they should journey by way of a psychological area – the writer’s psychological area or the movie producer’s psychological area or the programmer’s psychological area. So perhaps we’re simply leisure for the Supreme Programmer, the “we’re” together with aliens and UFOs all rounding out the Supreme Programmer’s cosmic panorama.
If we might discuss to our online game or simulation characters (or characters written right into a novel or who seem on the silver display) – and as you observe, we will not, but – they could ask questions similar to what should exist within the minds of readers right here about why we (the Royal We), their creators, programmed this or that or the subsequent factor in creating their simulated panorama. We (the Royal We) may reply that that is the best way we needed it, even when it was trivial, or absurd.
I want level out when addressing the Simulation Speculation that no free will exists. The characters in our novels haven’t any free will; the characters in our movies haven’t any free will; the characters in our video video games haven’t any free will. If we are the creation of a Supreme Programmer, now we have no free will. We would haven’t any free will after we boldly go, however so long as we predict now we have free will then we (Royal We) may be satisfied of our boldly going prowess. That by the by might equally apply even when we exist in a extremely actual actuality.
But when anybody has digested something I’ve ever posted concerning the Simulation Speculation, they’d remember there’s one huge distinction between my postulated Supreme Programmer and a supernatural deity, or God if that phrase floats your boat. My postulated Supreme Programmer is a fallible SOB and ‘oops’ occur and absurdities occur. God, being omni this and omni that and omni the subsequent factor would not create any oops or absurdities.
It is very important distinction a creation by an ideal being, an omni-God, whose creation logically can be good – no anomalies, no absurdities – and an imperfect being like a mortal flesh-and-blood laptop programmer whose programming wouldn’t at all times be good and would in all probability comprise anomalies and absurdities. The proof of that pudding is it the fixed updates and upgrades you get to your PC in addition to the information tales that floor once in a while about safety programming flaws in software program that enable the lower than moral amongst us to do comparatively nasty issues to our privateness, our financial institution accounts, our databases, our personal and public establishments, like hacking into the NSA or the CIA, or having the NSA and the CIA hack into our PC’s.
However by the by, if anybody had been to want to name the Supreme Programmer, the software program/laptop programmer answerable for our Simulated (Digital Actuality) Universe “supernatural”, that is superb by me so long as it is not an omni-supernatural he / she / it / they. However what this nitpicking really contributes to the topic of E.T. and whether or not or not aliens are, or are usually not right here, in our postulated digital actuality fairly escapes me. I doubt if the readers right here give a rattling whether or not or not a pc programmer may be outlined as somebody “supernatural”.
# The Twilight Zone: Whoever, no matter, programmed our cosmos and our native panorama had a way of the absurd. Maybe that is our Supreme Programmer’s sense of humour coming to the fore. What absurdities? Quantum physics is absurd. The truth that we simply cannot give you a Idea of Every thing is absurd. An accelerating growth charge for the cosmos is absurd. Darkish Vitality and Darkish Matter are absurd ideas. Crop circles are absurd (however they’re right here). The Loch Ness Monster is absurd (however folks report seeing it or them). Lengthy Delayed Echoes are absurd (however verified). Transient Lunar Phenomena are absurd (however verified). These Martian rock ‘anomalies’ like lizards, rats and skulls are absurd (however they’ve been photographed). Biblical ‘miracles’ are absurd however thousands and thousands consider they occurred. The SETI “WOW” sign is an absurdity however it occurred. There are all method of archaeological absurdities, however I am going to point out only one – The Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek in modern-day Lebanon. There are a lot of issues which might be absurd on the subject of the human species: here is one – people are the one species the place the saying “do not shoot till you see the whites of their eyes makes precise sense. If photons can’t escape from a Black Gap then neither can gravitons. Gravitons convey the gravitational drive which signifies that Black Holes exert no gravity. A Black Gap with out gravity is subsequently an absurdity. Then you have got quasars that seem linked however have vastly differing crimson shifts which can also be an absurdity. The lacking satellite tv for pc of Venus, Neith, is one other absurdity as in how can satellites vanish? You have got bodily constants that apparently aren’t – fixed that’s. Time journey to the previous is each theoretically potential (Basic Relativity) and theoretically not possible (paradoxes) – it is an absurdity to have each one thing that may be and never be on the identical time. Ghosts are absurd but there are in all probability extra sightings of ghosts going again to historic occasions than there have been sightings of UFOs. Maybe UFOs, the “Greys” and associated are additionally absurdities, however they exist in good firm with the remainder of what passes for our simulated cosmic ‘Twilight Zone’.
Listed here are just a few extra absurdities to ponder over. There are three generations of elementary particles, but just one performs any important position within the cosmos. The opposite two contribute nothing of substance and construction, so why is there a second and a 3rd technology of the elementary particles? In archaeology, the Mesoamerican Olmec large multi-ton stone heads scream out ‘made in Africa’ or ‘we’re African’, but there shouldn’t have been any cross-cultural contact between Africa and Central America manner again in Olmec days. Such a situation is deemed an absurdity. Lastly, turning once more to human anomalies, we alone in all of the animal kingdom have a bipedal gait with out good thing about a balancing tail. A bipedal gait with none balancing mechanism makes us very unstable on our toes. We’re very simple to knock over. We will lose our steadiness, fall down and do ourselves a mischief very simply relative to the remainder of the animal kingdom. That Mom Nature would choose for such an absurdity, is, properly, an absurdity.
Exceptions to the rule, just like the human bipedal gait, require additional particular scrutiny since at first look lone exceptions seem extremely out-of-place and anomalous. One other instance is with respect to velocity. Velocities may be added and subtracted with one exception – the pace of sunshine. Why is that this so? No person is aware of.
Now from the within of the pc looking, as digital beings, we might by no means know for absolute sure that anomalies or absurdities weren’t designed intentionally or constructed into the system. However that does not imply we (Royal We) cannot rattling properly have suspicions, particularly when the anomalies or the absurdities simply carry on mounting up. So there isn’t any such factor, as some may recommend, of a confirmed ‘oops’, however there actually may be suspicions that one thing is screwy someplace. There could not logically be such suspicions if an omni-God (or equal) had been the one possibility concerning our creation, one thing that was the case in historic occasions earlier than laptop programming and software program simulations was conceived of in anybody’s philosophy. An omni-God is not the one creation situation recreation on the town.
I repeat, our Universe is perhaps intentionally designed to be a ‘Twilight Zone’ cosmos, however the odds appear to favour some unintentional “oops” brought on by lapses within the programming that was accomplished by my postulated Supreme (however fallible) Programmer. Given absolutely the complexity of designing a simulated cosmos from scratch, it’s logical to suspect that anybody who is not an omni-God would goof just a few issues up. Nobody can show that, however one actually can suspect that not all is true with the cosmos; one can have one’s doubts! The underside line is that anomalies and absurdities most actually argue towards an omni-God however assist the concept of a fallible creator, like a pc programmer.