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The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game by [Rizwan Virk]

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"Those looking to expand their brains for a few hours should enjoy this cerebral work. A well-crafted discussion of simulation that is unexpectedly persuasive." --Kirkus Reviews
"In this book, Riz Virk combines the mind of a scientist with the heart of a mystic, using video games to explain the virtual reality that we live in."--Dannion Brinkley, bestselling author of Saved by the Light and At Peace in the Light

"The Simulation Hypothesis presents a radical alternative to current models of reality. Riz Virk's book, relying his unique experience designing digital games, results in a stunning reappraisal of what it means to be human in an infinite universe."--Jacques Vallée, venture capitalist, author of Forbidden Science, former NASA and Stanford Research Institute scientist 
"In The Simulation Hypothesis, Riz Virk provides a deft and knowledgeable blend of video game history, hard science speculation, and science fiction references. Whether or not you believe we all exist in a simulation, I found it both fascinating and entertaining."--Noah Falstein, former chair of the IGDA, former Chief Game Designer at Google

"Those looking to expand their brains for a few hours should enjoy this cerebral work. A well-crafted discussion of simulation that is unexpectedly persuasive." 
--Kirkus Reviews
"In this book, Riz Virk combines the mind of a scientist with the heart of a mystic, using video games to explain the virtual reality that we live in."
--Dannion Brinkley, bestselling author of Saved by the Light and At Peace in the Light

"The Simulation Hypothesis presents a radical alternative to current models of reality. Riz Virk's book, relying his unique experience designing digital games, results in a stunning reappraisal of what it means to be human in an infinite universe."
--Jacques Vallée, venture capitalist, author of Forbidden Science, former NASA and Stanford Research Institute scientist 

"In The Simulation Hypothesis, Riz Virk provides a deft and knowledgeable blend of video game history, hard science speculation, and science fiction references. Whether or not you believe we all exist in a simulation, I found it both fascinating and entertaining."
--Noah Falstein, former chair of the IGDA, former Chief Game Designer at Google

"The Simulation Hypothesis is one of the few that could convince me that I probably live in a simulated universe. Encompassing the history of religions, philosophy, pop culture, physics and computers, Virk draws connections which show this theory is not only feasible but probably correct. If this sounds mind blowing, it is! I highly recommend this book - it expanded my mind's bandwidth!"
--Diana Walsh Pasulka, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington, author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

About the Author

A graduate of MIT and Stanford, Rizwan Virk is a successful entrepreneur, video game pioneer, film producer, venture capitalist and bestselling author of Zen Entrepreneurship. Riz s video games, including Tap Fish and Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, have been played by millions. He currently runs Play Labs @ MIT, a video game accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07M81F1KG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bayview Books (March 31, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 31, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6141 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 332 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 770 ratings

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Rizwan “Riz” Virk is a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, video game pioneer, bestselling author, and indie film producer. Riz is the founder of Play Labs@ MIT, and Bayview Labs, a Silicon Valley investment fund, and he is a mentor/advisor at 500 startups, Griffin Gaming Partners, Ridge Ventures and the MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition.

Riz was an investor or founding team member at Tapjoy, Service Metrics, Discord, Telltale Games, PocketGems and many others. His games included Tap Fish, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, Grimm: Cards of Fate, and Bingo Run. Riz's films have included Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take, The Outpost, Mythica, Sirius, Knights of Badassdom, and many others.

Riz's writes on the intersection of science, science fiction, business and spirituality. His startups, articles and books have been featured in Techcrunch, Inc., Vox.com, The Boston Globe, NBCNews.com, Coast to Coast AM, and even the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Riz received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the MIT and M.S. in Management from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. His website is www.zenentrepreneur.com.

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