An associate professor in physics at Portsmouth University believes it’s entirely possible we’re living in a simulation.
And now he wants to conduct an experiment to prove his theory.
Professor Melvin Vopson believes that one of the key indicators is the abundance of symmetry in our universe.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Vopson said this is a bit strange.
“This abundance of symmetry in the universe is something that has never been explained,” he said.
Vopson used something called quantum entanglement as an example.
Quantum entanglement refers to two particles that remain connected even though they’re light-years apart.
According to Vopson, these two particles are connected in that if you manipulate or alter one, the other one automatically changes, too.
Even if it’s light years away like these planets recently messaged by scientists in the hope of getting an extraterrestrial response.
Melvin Vopson, Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Portsmouth, joins Andrew Doyle, to discuss his claims that we may well be characters in an advanced virtual world, and his new book: "Reality Reloaded: The Scientific Case for a Simulated Universe". pic.twitter.com/B2ipZzs36s— GB News (@GBNEWS) October 22, 2023
As part of his experiment, Vopson wants to collide particles and their respective antiparticles to see if they emit a specific light frequency.
Should that happen, it would indicate that these particles contain bits of information that are trying to escape.
This would be proof that we might be living in a computer simulation.
Vopson further explains that this, in theory, should be impossible, because it’d mean you’d be doing something faster than the speed of light.
Not to be confused with the speed of sound, which hit the headlines last week as NASA released its ‘quiet’ supersonic jet that could lead to commercial flights that are faster than ever before.
The only explanation, according to the professor, is that these two particles are part of a code, and they’re equally far apart from the central processor, to which they’re connected.
“While we may think two particles are millions of light years apart, they wouldn’t be if they were created in a simulation,” Vopson concluded.
The professor says if this were the case, then we should be able to find bits of code around us.
And these bits of information should have a small mass, which would give us “something to search for”.
Vopson has an idea to prove his simulation theory.
It all sounds a bit complicated, but there’s one thing that Vopson wrote in one of his papers that makes sense.
Vopson says that the nature of the reality we live is still a great mystery, which is a good point.
More importantly, he said that we should take the simulation hypothesis seriously simply because, that way, it’d be easier to prove it – or disprove it.