The Universe As A Virtual Reality

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So there is something more

Perhaps you have experienced something you can’t explain, an incredible coincidence or something else, for instance a near death experience. Or maybe you know someone who did. You can’t reason it away so you believe there must be something more.

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Death: the final frontier

Quite a few people have experienced near death. To some people this is proof of an afterlife but most scientists are not convinced. A psychiatrist named Ian Stevenson proved them all wrong. But why do so few people remember a previous life? The answer might be a bit discomforting.

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The simulation argument

Perhaps we live inside a computer simulation. Human civilisation may have become advanced. Humans may have come to live very long and entertain themselves in with virtual reality universes and this universe could be one of them. The idea of this universe being a virtual reality is popularised in The Matrix.

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Properties of this universe

Either this universe emerged for some unknown reason or it was created by an advanced civilisation. Some pundits believe they can prove that this universe is created by demonstrating that the underlying properties are just number that can be represented in a computer. But properties are not a cause of existence.

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Meaningful coincidences

If we live inside a virtual reality there may be a script. And if there is a script then this universe probably is a virtual reality. Presumably someone must be running the show in that case. Such a script might generate meaningful coincidences we can recognise. Some of them can be quite intriguing.

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The law of large numbers

Meaningful coincidences may happen by chance. There are so many things happening all the time that meaningful coincidences must occur from time to time. That is the law of large numbers. Is there a way around this law so that we can demonstrate that there is a script?

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Mayan Calendar: That'll freak somebody out someday. Dan Piraro. bizarrocomic.blogspot.com.

On numerology

Numerology is a way to give meaning to events using numbers. Numbers have no meaning, except the number itself. Weird things happened. This justifies a closer look at coincidences like 11:11 turning up on clocks again and again. There appeared to be a relation with the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December 2012.

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Psychics, mediums and premonition

Perhaps mediums are so good at asking the right questions to influence people’s minds and reading people’s body language and facial expressions that they appear psychic. But perhaps psychics can make guesses that are more accurate than chance allows for without fraud. A prediction I made shows how that might be possible.

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History as a script

World War I ended with the Armistice of 11 November 1918. The licence plate number of the car in which Franz Ferdinand was killed referred to this date. The peculiarities surrounding D-Day are even more puzzling. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has been predicted. The coincidences combined suggest that history is a script.

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World Trade Center on 11 September 2001

11 September coincidences

One of the first major geopolitical events in the age of Internet was 9/11. This event has been the subject of conspiracy theories. That obscured a remarkable fact. No other event in world history has ever been riddled with so many peculiar coincidences. Perhaps the conspiracy theorists simply weren’t paranoid enough as history might be a script.

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Aftermath of the 11 September terror attacks

In the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks some more peculiar coincidences happened.

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