Scientist claims he has proof we are living in an advanced virtual world simulation

There's one thing in particular that spooked him.
  • Melvin Vopson, associate Professor at the University Portsmouth, believes we may be living in a simulation
  • He says there’s one component of our reality in particular that suggests that might be the case
  • Vopson is working on a solution to test his theory

Published on Dec 29, 2023 at 7:52PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jan 2, 2024 at 1:14PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray
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It turns out Elon Musk isn’t the only one who thinks we may be living in a computer simulation.

Melvin Vopson, associate professor in physics at Portsmouth University in the UK, is on board with the simulation theory.

And it goes further, because Vopson says he has proof.

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His theory is a bit technical but, put simply, he believes there’s too much symmetry in our universe, it’s almost unnatural.

Speaking to the MailOnline, Vopson said the abundance of symmetry is 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.

Vopson says that, in quantum entanglement, these two particles are connected in that if you manipulate or alter one, the other one automatically changes, too.

Regardless of where they might be.

Vopson explains that this, in theory, should be impossible, because it’d mean you’d be doing something faster than the speed of light.

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.

He thinks that by making particles and antiparticles with the opposite electric charge collide, particles that shouldn’t be there would try to escape.

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.

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