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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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