I don’t find the simulation hypothesis particularly interesting. Apart from it being unfalsifiable and hard to confirm empirically, it doesn’t really explain anything. It doesn’t advance our understanding of the world in any practical way. From this perspective, it isn’t any more useful than creationism, intelligent design or deism, for example.

I wrote that on a medium post I published, coincidentally, on May 27 (same date as this article).

Also, what if anything would change if we confirmed we’re in a simulation? I also talk about Boltzmann brains… See here if interested: https://medium.com/@cdelosada/are-we-in-a-simulation-1cfc487cbd03

Interested in natural selection, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, science in general, human nature, consciousness, philosophy and ethics.

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