Our daily lives could be a pure simulation – at least according to Melvin Fopson, a professor of physics at the University of Portsmouth in England. As reported by the British Daily Mail, Fobson cites several pieces of evidence suggesting a simulation of reality and plans to conduct an experiment to test this theory.
Fobson argues that the physical laws that govern our world are like computer codes, while the elementary particles that make up matter may resemble pixels. Another clue is the limits of the speed at which light and sound can travel, which, Fobson said, can indicate the speed of a computer's processor.
The most important piece of evidence for a physics professor is symmetry in the everyday world
But one of the most compelling pieces of evidence is the sameness we observe in the everyday world, from butterflies and flowers to snowflakes and starfish. Fopson told the Daily Mail that symmetry is everywhere because it shows how machines reproduce the digitally constructed world.
The scientist wants to prove his theory by experiment
To prove his theory, the physicist plans to collide elementary particles and antiparticles in a device. If particles emit a certain spectrum of light frequencies as they collide and annihilate, this may indicate that the particles contain information that wants to escape.
If particles contain information, this suggests that our reality may be a computer program and that we are living in a simulation, Vopson said. Greetings from “Matrix”!
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