Episode 118: Life as a Simulation
NerdAbsurd’s resident science expert, Oguz Yetkin, joins Nick and Virginia to discuss the potential that life as we know it is a simulation. Virginia can’t believe that aliens would enjoy watching her life unfold, Nick worries that nothing is real, and Oguz gives an informal overview of all the science fiction on the topic.
Note: Here are some of the links that Oguz mentions in the podcast:
- Accelerando by Charles Stross
- True Names by Benjamin Rosenbaum and Cory Doctorow
- The Thirteenth Floor: Movie which deals with simulations in simulations
- Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson): There is a minor character who is a ROM made out of a person’s consciousness
- Star Trek Episode — Ship in a Bottle