Are we living in a world that is generated by “transcendental supercomputers”? This idea is not even SF, and cosmic rays could reveal that we are indeed living in a simulated universe. According to the journal “Discover,” physicists can give us the opportunity to find out if we really live in a virtual Matrix by studying the radiation coming from space.
Cosmic rays are the fastest particles that exist and originate in extremely distant galaxies. They always reach Earth with a specific maximum energy of 1020 electron volts. If there is a specific maximum energy for particles, then this can lead us to the idea that energy levels are defined, specific and constrained by an external force.
The “Cosmic ray test” was developed by Silas Beane, a physicist in atomic physics at the University of Washington; In this simulation, scientists built a space using a grid. They calculated that the particle energy inside the simulation is related to the distance between the points of the grid; The smaller the grid size, the larger the particles can have.
There has been more effort to discover the truth about the Universe and the simulated reality. In 2003, philosopher Nick Bostrom suggested the idea that we could live in a computer simulation developed by our offspring. But returning to the physicist Silas Beane, he believes that if we really live in a simulated universe, then we may find a more astonishing thing: that “simulators” (those who control our universe) could be themselves simulated by a mega-computer and higher. It’s like we dreamed we were dreaming. Here’s what the physicist says: “If we really live in a simulation, then it would be a possibility that we do not measure the laws of nature; would be a sort of attempt to perceive the artificial laws that simulators have set. ”
But other people are skeptical about Matrix theory. For example, Professor Peter Millican, who teaches philosophy and computer science at the University of Oxford, believes: “The theory seems to be based on the assumption that the “super-minds” that leads us would do things the same way we do. If the world is thought to be a simulation, why is it supposed that “super-minds” outside the simulation would be constrained by the same thoughts and methods as we do? “