Is time a simulation?

A while ago, space.com posed the question; “Is Our Universe A Fake?“. In that question it already puts “our” universe next to others, like it has to be plural. Anyhow, the question doesn’t really get answered by any of the ‘experts’ questioned in the article, they’re merely hypothesizing. Something amiss in all views, if you ask me; That UK Astronomer (Martin Rees) misses the fact that if our universe as a whole would be a simulation, the time-factor could be as well. Or at least our experience of space and time would be, so those 5 billion years are only that long in this sim, not for the controlling entity. But then again, if we would be (part of) a sim of some other advanced being, why would that being even want to make one or even have reasons or motives to remain in existence? I think that final question, “why is there something instead of nothing?”, and the simple fact that we can bring our minds to ask ourselves that question is proof we’re not a sim of another being that would ask itself that question, because that would be a boring endeavor. That superior being would -no doubt- want to know the answer, and we’re definitely not providing answers for that prime being, or for the ones assuming they’re the first that ever were. “Time is just a window someone forgot to close.” is therefore not an option. Either time itself is the sim, or the prime being, perhaps?

2 Replies to “Is time a simulation?”

  1. Why would it have to be Fake, or a “Sim”….why couldn’t it just be part of the fabric with space, determined by gravitation ?

    1. That assumes ‘the fabric with space, determined by gravitation’ isn’t simulated either. Why wouldn’t or couldn’t it be? Why should we have to assume that ‘gravitation’ is somehow a given that exists when there is something instead of nothing? Gravitation as a universal law on which everything else is based? The mere fact that we can simulate gravity by rotating an object while being inside that object says enough about how fairly easy simulation could be accomplished.

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