Are we living in a virtual reality? THE SIMULATION HYPOTHESIS examines the latest scientific ideas about the fundamental nature of reality. Appearances by top thinkers MaxTegmark, Neil degrasse Tyson, Paul Davies, James Gates and many more. Science has never been so much fun! "What an incredible film! Fascinating, mind-bending stuff." - Timothy Rhys, Publisher: MovieMaker Magazine
I did not like this video much, it's mainly about all the science (most of which is theoretical rather than empirical science) experts have drawn up that may lead to the simulation theory (ST). So this video is not really about ST, but about all the science that MIGHT reveal ST to be correct--again, that's a "might." But again, that's mostly theoretical science ("curved space," Planck units, and other theoretical non-observables). Science changes through time, and especially in how old theories are replaced by new (that's Popperianism 101), so this does not do much good for understanding ST. More importantly, this video has very little to do with ST proper, it hardly even lays out even the most basic mechanics of it, let along getting into any nitty gritty details.
This show was very entertaining and well produced. I must admit, I was expecting something along the lines of “aliens have taken your brain and put it in a jar on this prison planet”. Instead, it was a fun exploration of basic quantum theory, physics philosophy, and the ultimate nature of reality, and it did not insult the viewer’s intelligence. Did this production prove that we’re existing is some kind of simulation? Of course not, but it made it enjoyable and thought-provoking to explore the possibility. You’ll probably want to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with a couple of easy basics of Quantum theory, such as superposition and the double slit experiment so that you can get the most enjoyment out of this show.
This documentary is really well done! I recommend it highly and even for rank amateur physicist wannabees like myself, it pulls those challenging theories together in an understandable manner using lots of visual aids and supporting interviews from notables in the field.
Although a very counter-intuitive set of theories, the film shows just how strange the reality of quantum physics has proven to be. It is one of the best presentations I've seen of this very difficult but very interesting topic.
Absolutely mind blowing. Dumbed down just enough; beautifully edited and scripted; excellent explanations. Just do not know what to do with this information! If this is a virtual reality, why am I not rich?