In the real world, we are often exposed to truth and falsity, whether it is the truth and illusion of things or the truth and lies between people. True and false exist in our world at the same time, so some people also raised doubts about whether the world we live in is true.
If we do a survey: Is the world in which humans live real? I believe that more than 90% of friends will answer: Of course it is true. If you tell your friends that the world we live in is virtual, and the real probability is less than one in a billion, it is estimated that your friends will regard you as a neurosis.
It can be seen that most people in reality would not believe that this world is fake, because everything is so real that there is no element that can prove the fake. But in fact, the discussion about whether this world is real has existed in some wise men in ancient times. I believe many people have heard the story of “Zhuang Zhou’s Dream Butterfly”.
Legend has it that Duke Zhou dreamed of a butterfly in his sleep. It is so real. If someone else dreamed of such a real butterfly, he would only think that it was a dream after waking up. But Zhou Gong was different. It began to think: Is it the butterfly dreaming to become Zhou Gong, or Zhou Gong to dream of becoming a butterfly? Which one is the real Zhou Gong and which one is the real world?
Dreams are something that every one of us has done. There are some dreams that are so real that we don’t feel that they are a dream at all. Only after waking up will you realize that it is a dream, but if we think about it carefully, is it true that the world we see when we wake up? Could the world in the dream be the real world?
Whether it is the allusions left by the ancients or the dreams we often enter, we have to think about whether there is such a problem in reality. With the continuous advancement of human science and technology, there are more and more thinking about whether the real world really exists. In particular, many scientists also believe that this world may not exist.
“Mars Madman” Musk believes that many friends know that he is a complete pioneer of alien exploration. In order to explore Mars, Musk has carried out at least two major launch experiments this year. Musk can be said to be a great entrepreneur in science, and Musk once answered the question about whether reality exists in an interview. He believes: “The probability of human beings living in the real world is only one billion points. one”.
In addition to Musk, there are other scientists who have also published some scientific papers, explaining that the probability of real existence in the real world is not high. Moreover, these scientists also used some scientific methods and experiments to confirm that the real world may exist in a virtual reality.
Moreover, the real world may be virtual. With the continuous advancement of virtual technologies such as VR, more and more people will doubt in the future. I believe that my friends have all heard of virtual reality technology. When we are placed in a VR environment, we will truly feel how authentic the virtual world is.
Although the current VR technology has not yet reached such a real virtual environment, when the virtual reality technology matures in the future, we can create a virtual world that is almost the same as the real world. In this virtual world, everything is so real, whether it is life, work or other aspects, you feel as if you are in a real world.
Of course, because we know in advance that it is a virtual world, in the VR environment, you can also understand that it is a fake world created by humans. But if a person enters the VR world from birth and never comes out, then in the virtual world, the person continues to grow, will he know that the world he lives in is virtual? The answer is no.
The editor once read a science fiction novel. In science fiction, after a civilized virtual reality technology is fully mature, almost all intelligent life enters this virtual world and never comes out. Why do they prefer to stay in the virtual world rather than in the real world? The reason is that in the real world, life, work, body, etc. are unsatisfactory.
In the virtual world, you are a god, and you can change anything you want. There is no need to worry about work, life, etc., and living in a virtual world, you can feel all the truth in the real world, so the intelligent life of that civilization is lost in the virtual world.
Although this is just a plot in a science fiction novel, once virtual reality technology is fully mature in the future, humans will create a third virtual world. I believe that many humans may also get lost in the virtual world. Without knowing it, in the VR environment, you can’t tell that it is a fake world.
Therefore, if the real world is not a real world, it is also possible. If advanced civilization creates a virtual universe, and everything in this universe is a digital program, then the earth, solar system, galaxy, etc. we see may all be digital programs. In our opinion, intelligent life like human beings are real, but in supercomputers of advanced civilization, they are just sections of digital programs.
When technology develops to a certain extent, it is completely possible to create such a real virtual universe, virtual world, etc. Humans’ current science and technology is constantly advancing in this direction, so some scientists speculate that the world in which humans live may be virtual, and there is a certain degree of scientific truth.
Of course, with the current human technology, we still cannot really understand whether the world is real or virtual. Only when our technology has developed to a certain level, through the power of science, will it be possible to break through the fog and see the real world. If at that time, we discover that this world is really a virtual world, we don’t have to worry. Because the power of science is great, both virtual and real can be transformed through science.