Rizwan Virk

Are we living in the Matrix?

Meet the very clever people who think our world is a simulation

With the release of the fourth Matrix film this Christmas, the idea behind the original movie is once again being talked about. The notion that the ‘real world’ is a computer-generated simulation was considered pure science fiction when the original film was released in 1999, but philosophers have long argued that there are good arguments to suggest we could very well be.

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Rizwan Virk
Rizwan Virk is a computer scientist, author of The Simulation Hypothesis and The Simulated Multiverse, was the founder of Play Labs at MIT and is currently at ASU's College of Global Futures.

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