Our Universe is computer doing advance cellular automaton.
The statement that out world is computer has numerous supporting
arguments most of them based on similarity of behavior. Opposite
statement, that our world is not computer cannot be supported
with even one single evidence in science.
The world behaves as if it is very complex cellular automaton
model. The main point here is clear understanding among scientists
that every effect, phenomena, act of any object or systems can
be numerical simulated with power enough computer and adequate
Is congruence in manifestation of physical world and simulated
it computer software can be considered the proof that they are
essentially the same? Maybe not because somebody always can say
that he is not convinced just being argumentative person. We
will take the idea of identity of the physical reality and software
program as working hypothesis and test its strength.
Building blocks both computer processor and physical reality
have no direct similarity with perception of human of their output.
Let’s make a thought experiment. One sits in chair in aò air-conditioned
room with the window that can be transparent to show landscape
outside or to be computer monitor displaying ultra high resolution
virtual reality animation. The modern technology will be able
to confuse anybody to the point of wild guessing is behind the
window an ocean or its simulated image but in fact the room is
in last resort shelter deep inside mountain. In accordance with
Alan Turing criteria for achieving by computer the status of
artificial intelligence we can conclude that virtual reality
is the same as a physical reality if soon they cannot be distinct.
It is curious enough to detect here the fork on the road of information
to the human brain for both cases from real ocean via the window
or from computer processor and then to displayed image. Light
waves from glass of window or computer display are identical.
Fundamental particles inside atoms nuclei and electrons behave
by the same laws in ocean and inside computer. Physical formulas
for simulation of ocean behavior and formulas rule actual material
ocean are as close as science can define these formulas. In principle
they can be identical too. So only one difference is on the level
of atom structure between ocean and implemented in silicon chip
software model leaving aside that computer processor can be made
at variety bases and schemes paradoxically including water. But
information about ocean is the same in simulated reality and
actual reality. So the difference is inconsequential.
The brain is natural computer. So if part of physical reality
spontaneously (as science now explains an origin of animals brain)
appears to be computer and also if no special changes in physical
laws were made, if there are no recognizable borders between
brain and surrounding nature the conclusion is that all physical
reality behaves by the same rule as brains these are computers.
Thus reality behaves as computer.
If we will say that physical reality is computer for simulation
of system that follows law of physics it will be true but truism.
But if we say that computer model can exact simulate physical
laws one would be fascinated. Why? Result will be the same. Person
without outside knowledge would be not able to distinct between
physical reality and their simulation. How in principle we think
that we know that reality around us is not computer simulation?
We cannot be sure. There is no definitive prove and cannot be.
What is the definition of the computer? Computer is some machine
that can produce identical results every time for identical conditions.
Why in this definition the words: correct, mathematical and so
on are omitted? Because there are so waste variety of computers
by purpose and type of output that the only common feature for
all of them is ability to make reproducible outputs. One can
point out that random number generator can force computer to
return unpredictable something. Yes, but it is not entire true.
No random numbers generators are really random if not based on
physical process based on quantum effects and even these ones
are random only to the limit of our current understanding. So
the main feature of computer is reproducibility of results. Exact
this feature makes computers useful. What is the main condition
for physical experiment in science? It is the same as for computers
– to be reproducible.
When physical experiment produces a result it is the same that
computer in form of instrumentation for this physical experiment
acts and produces result.
The physical experiment is the computer.
The physical reality is set of physical experiments.
Physical reality is mega computer.
Oct. 8, 2018; 10:23 EST