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Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines? In this follow up to his bestseller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT Computer Scientist and Silicon Valley Game Pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. If we are living in a simulated universe, composed of information that Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines? In this follow up to his bestseller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT Computer Scientist and Silicon Valley Game Pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. If we are living in a simulated universe, composed of information that is rendered around us, then many of the complexities and baffling characteristics of our reality start to make more sense. In particular the two most popular interpretations of quantum mechanics, the Copenhagen Interpretation and the Many Worlds interpretation, which are thought to be mutually exclusive, can be unified in an information based framework. Quantum computing lets us simulate complex phenomena in parallel, allowing the simulation to explore many realities at once to find the most "optimum" path forward. Could this explain not only the enigmatic Mandela Effect but provide us with a new understanding of time and space? Bringing his unique trademark style of combining video games, computer science, quantum physics and computing with lots of philosophy and science fiction, Virk gives us a new way to think about not just our universe, but all possible timelines in the multiverse!


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Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines? In this follow up to his bestseller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT Computer Scientist and Silicon Valley Game Pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. If we are living in a simulated universe, composed of information that Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines? In this follow up to his bestseller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT Computer Scientist and Silicon Valley Game Pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. If we are living in a simulated universe, composed of information that is rendered around us, then many of the complexities and baffling characteristics of our reality start to make more sense. In particular the two most popular interpretations of quantum mechanics, the Copenhagen Interpretation and the Many Worlds interpretation, which are thought to be mutually exclusive, can be unified in an information based framework. Quantum computing lets us simulate complex phenomena in parallel, allowing the simulation to explore many realities at once to find the most "optimum" path forward. Could this explain not only the enigmatic Mandela Effect but provide us with a new understanding of time and space? Bringing his unique trademark style of combining video games, computer science, quantum physics and computing with lots of philosophy and science fiction, Virk gives us a new way to think about not just our universe, but all possible timelines in the multiverse!

30 review for The Simulated Multiverse: An MIT Computer Scientist Explores Parallel Universes, The Simulation Hypothesis, Quantum Computing and the Mandela Effect

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cindee Ketches

    Rizwan Virk tackles some complex, multifaceted ideas and explains them very well; (no simple task). This book is by no means an easy read; but it is a rewarding one. I feel that my mind has been opened up to things that I had only skimmed before. The writing has very good flow. A good 4.5/5 stars for the technical readers among us. My one complaint: there were more references to the author’s previous book (the Simulation Hypothesis) than were necessary. It came across as giving it too much of a Rizwan Virk tackles some complex, multifaceted ideas and explains them very well; (no simple task). This book is by no means an easy read; but it is a rewarding one. I feel that my mind has been opened up to things that I had only skimmed before. The writing has very good flow. A good 4.5/5 stars for the technical readers among us. My one complaint: there were more references to the author’s previous book (the Simulation Hypothesis) than were necessary. It came across as giving it too much of a plug. The book explores scientific areas such as physics, computer science, quantum physics, and quantum computing; with science fiction as inspiration to investigate the idea of the simulated multiverse. There is the “idea that we live in a virtual garden of forking paths”; (a quote from Jorge Luis Borges). Starting with the works of Philip K Dick, there are many movie, story, and TV series references used to help explain different people’s thoughts and approaches on the subject; and just how much these ideas have permeated present day culture. Explanations are very well done. A favourite quote of mine explaining quantum computing: “a qubit is a classical bit that has, for lack of a better analogy, gotten drunk and can’t decide whether its value should be 0 or 1”. Scientific reading rarely makes one laugh out loud, but the author managed this in a few places while still taking the topic very seriously.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dennis Gilmour

    Will read this soon.

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