by Jonathan Davis
His logic is surprisingly sensible.
In 1972 we had Pong, a rudimentary simulation of table tennis. Now we have games that are near photorealistic. If we keep to this course, we will create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality, even if it takes us a few more thousands of years, it will happen.
So if it will happen…
we're in base reality.
While this may be the most recent effort to prove the holographic universe theory among numerous others, science has been perplexed by the insubstantial nature of reality since well before holographic theory existed - not to mention the mystics and philosophers who have been suggesting the same thing (in less reductionist terms) for thousands of years.
First century buddhist philospoher-poet Aśvaghoṣa put it that,
While 13th century sufi mystic Rumi suggested that,
Jump all the way forward to the 1960s, and a wave of eastern mysticism crashed on the shore of western culture thanks to public figures like Alan Watts .
Perhaps out of everyone, his is the most captivatingly poetic rendering of the subject.
For the full experience,
take a look at this beautiful new short film from Aaron Paradox:
Neils Bohr, one of
the fathers of quantum theory is famously quoted as saying:
things that cannot be regarded as real.
If quantum mechanics
hasn't profoundly shocked you,
you haven't understood it.
Einstein even described reality and an,
As eastern philosophy spread into the western world with the influence of figures like Alan Watts and Frijof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics (1975), the question began to spread as to whether quantum physicists were in fact observing phenomena with electron microscopes that had already been observed thousands of years before via meditation.
What has been even less known is that the founders of quantum physics were in fact students of the vedic texts, and were not just accidentally observing similarity.
They were looking for it, and found it.
Neils Bhor stated that he would,
Werner Heisenberg shared that,
Irwin Schrödinger thought that,
You are the entire ocean in a drop.
took questioning reality
From Recent History
to the Not-Too-Distant Future
Then, by the end of the 90s we had The Matrix.
Like no piece of media
before it, The Matrix was a pop culture breakthrough causing the
very question of whether reality is actually real to be considered
at least once by the tens of millions of people who have now seen
We may well be witnessing
a generational change on the kind of scale that Thomas S. Kuhn
was referring to when he coined the phrase 'paradigm shift' in his
seminal 1972 book
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
by convincing its opponents
and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die
and a new generation grows up
that is familiar with it.
one of the other fathers
Speaking on behalf of those who seek truth as much from outside the boundaries of rational reductionism as within it, I really hope so.
I know if I was a
scientist, I'd have my mind on catching up with the the ideas of
Nikola Tesla, (well known to have studied the Vedic
texts), a man who like Copernicus, was born at least a
hundred years before his time...