Accepting that we live in a simulated universe is game-changing, like Copernicus realizing Earth was not the center of the universe. “If in the future there are more digital people living in simulated environments than there are today, then what is to say we are not part of that already?” said Rich Terrile. May be we are living in a simulated universe and the realization of this may surprise us.
Rich Terrile, a NASA’s Voyager spacecraft scientist, Rich Terrile, said: “Soon there will be nothing technical standing in the way to making machines that have their own consciousness. If one progresses at the current rate of technology a few decades into the future, very quickly we will be a society where there are artificial entities living in simulations that are much more abundant than human beings."
Terrila discovered many moons of Saturn, Uranus and Neptune with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rich Terrile is in favor of the argument which has been proposed earlier that “consciousness, a product of the brain, can be reproduced”.
There are many reasons to believe that the universe is a recreation including the fact that it behaves mathematically and is like a pixelated video game.
Terrile said: “Even things that we think of as continuous – time, energy, space, volume – all have a finite limit to their size. If that’s the case, then our universe is both computable and finite. Those properties allow the universe to be simulated. Quite frankly, if we are not living in a simulation, it is an extraordinarily unlikely circumstance”.
Terrile claims "our future identities" may have already talented enough to get this task done and an imitation could be occurring already. He believes that is a wonderful thing because it provides a "scientific basis for some kind of afterlife or larger domain of reality above our world."
He then added: "You don't need a miracle, faith or anything special to believe it. It comes naturally out of the laws of physics, We will have the power of mind and matter to be able to create whatever we want and occupy those worlds."
Terrile said on Morgan Freeman's program Through the Wormhole that God must be an "interdimensional being, connected with everything in the Universe, a creator, responsible for everything in the Universe, and in some way able to change the laws of physics, if he wanted to. I think those are good requirements for what God have to be."