October 12, 2012 20:34
American and German physicists propose to experimentally verify the fact that we and the visible universe we are the reliable computer models.
Note that the hypothesis of a simulation of reality perceived by us was created by Swedish transhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom in 2003.
The hypothesis is as follows: "If we assume that one day humanity will evolve into super-civilization, the current status, with high probability, is the result of the simulation of the evolution of our sverhpotomkami."
Such ideas and work Bosstroma repeatedly resisted criticism.
The new robots directly after the researchers took issue with tuochki simulation of physics.
The researchers suggested that all the calculations in the future will be based on sverhkompyuterami QCD on a discrete numerical grid with very low spatial resolution.
While this kind of simulation is carried out to a diameter of several areas in 0.1 femtometrov femtometra.
Thus, according to the calculations of physicists, an area the size meter on with the same step, while maintaining current rate of capacity growth will be modeled after 140 years.
The study found that, if the universe is a computer simulation, the spectrum of cosmic rays at energies must be some continuity. It is noted that such a break does exist — is the limit Grayzena-Zatsepin-Kuzmin, who is 50 eksaelektronvolt. To this limit was an artifact of computer models, its spatial step should be to 11 orders of magnitude smaller than the existing models.
Furthermore, the distribution of cosmic rays should inherit the symmetry of the grid on which the calculations are carried out. As a consequence, for example, if the cubic grid, the distribution must be strongly nonisotropic. How such predictions can be checked by existing technical means, the authors say.
Note that in 2007, scientist David Eagleman with two graduate students at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (Texas) decided to conduct an experiment to test whether in times of danger a person perceives himself in slow filming.
In a Matrix movie when the main character dodge bullets, then it slowed down over time. The scientists decided to test whether this is so in reality. It turned out that in real life, on the contrary, people feel that they are moving too slowly in the outside (fast) world.