A new study will test whether we live in a computer-simulated reality


The idea of ​​a virtual reality simulation has been put forward many times and mocked by many scientists around the world. However, physicist Melvin Vopson of the University of Portsmouth in England was not deterred and proposed an essay on how to test and prove the ‘simulation hypothesis’.


The idea behind it, according to Vopson, is that “the simulated universe would contain a lot of bits of information everywhere” and these bits of information would contain the ” code ” that proves that we are really living in an invented world and what it wants to do is to discover the existence of these bits.

Do not confuse the “ simulation hypothesis ” with “ simulation theory ”. The second, often abbreviated to ” ToM “, (from the English Theory of Mind ) claims that human beings give meaning to the behavior of others by simulating their actions with the mind, i.e. activating mental processes which, if put into practice, would produce a similar behavior, i.e. projecting one’s own mental states onto others. This theory is based on philosophical and neurobiological concepts and on the discovery of mirror neurons.

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Returning to Vopson and the simulation hypothesis, he will use the principle of mass-energy equivalence (M/E/I) which he himself proposed to study or discover the small fragments of information that exist within a mass. He states that mass can be expressed as energy or information; thus, if these little bits of information can be measured, it would prove that the simulation theory is true.


In other words, Vopson will try to discover the fifth form of matter that exists in addition to solids, liquids, gases and plasmas. This fifth form of matter would theoretically consist of the tiny bits of information stuck inside the mass, proving that those particles were placed there on purpose. This process will be accomplished by building a system that will erase information inside elementary particles using antiparticles , which will then explode with a flash of energy by emitting photons or light particles.


The system Vopson wants to build won’t be cheap, as its Indiegogo fundraising page has currently raised €6,338 out of a target of €215,294. As mentioned, this theory makes many people turn up their noses also because of pseudo science and thousands of videos about it which are trivial fake news. Prof Vopson, in addition to his face, is putting science, metrics, quantifiable data into it. Long-time proponents of simulation theory may consider making a donation so that Vopson’s work can continue. If he were to be right then, those who love science would certainly rejoice in this new discovery also because it would totally change our point of view on reality.

Vopson’s recent paper on mass-energy-information (M/E/I) and the one in which he calculates the number of information bits contained in all elementary particles in the Universe were both published in the journal of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).



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