Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Let’s Not Find Out.

Experimental findings will be either boring or extremely dangerous

New York Times Opinion
Aug 12 · 4 min read
Photo illustration: Yoshi Sodeoka for The New York Times

By Preston Greene

Since the 1990s, researchers in the social and natural sciences have used computer simulations to try to answer questions about our world: What causes war? Which political systems are the most stable? How will…

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