Is Reality Real? The Simulation Argument

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell   Před 6 měsíci

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    • Walkdown. Jey
      Walkdown. Jey  Před 13 dny

      You and the inforgraphic show should collide

      • Ole
        Ole  Před 21 dnem

        Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell ahhh time paradoxis the classic good stuff

        • Ole
          Ole  Před 21 dnem

          I am living in a simulation ❤️ time to get som breakfast

          • funny family
            funny family  Před 29 dny

            @Jarvis Hick okat

            • Aaron
              Aaron  Před 9 minutami

              4:47 Maybe the reason we don't see other advanced civilizations is because we're living in a simulation. The logic for this section seems flawed to me. If I am living in a simulation, I can't assume that the simulation is an exact replication of the real/original universe. Maybe our simulation isn't programmed to have other advanced civilizations.

              • Remco Teunen
                Remco Teunen  Před hodinou

                For #1 we need to simulate consciousness, but how are we going to do that? Our creations need to interact with an environment to be / to become conscious and that is most certainly going to be a simulation. It might not be as advanced as our world, but it doesn't have to be. The creations won't know, it's their reality. Fermi paradox: Are we going to simulate multiple civilizations? No. Etc.

                • Makadarafalasatuda Jean Claude
                  Makadarafalasatuda Jean Claude  Před 4 hodinami

                  My wife is simulating

                  • BrokeAssBitch
                    BrokeAssBitch  Před 5 hodinami

                    The person controlling me is probably so wreck that they can't make me a good character and can't take care of my emotions

                    • Ruan Schnetler
                      Ruan Schnetler  Před 9 hodinami

                      So if a person commits suicide, is their player just trolling?

                      • ‭‭アキュララ
                        ‭‭アキュララ  Před 9 hodinami

                        /give me ability_communication , immortality , money_USD(50000000000000) /disable war , tax /physical_reconstruction hungry , pain , sleepiness haha I am the STRONGEST ummm… Let's see if I really became immortal! :y=-( ゚д゚)・∵;; *something heavy falling down*

                        • Isaac Lepischack
                          Isaac Lepischack  Před 10 hodinami

                          The ultimate computer? Quantum metroshka brain

                          • Rancidblock561
                            Rancidblock561  Před 10 hodinami

                            what if were in a simulation that doesnt want us to make another simulation so they dont let us have better computers?

                            • Fizzy Creeper
                              Fizzy Creeper  Před 12 hodinami

                              Oh no the humans have become self aware

                              • Reality FACTS
                                Reality FACTS  Před 13 hodinami

                                If we simulated , how we do rong things ? Like killing people and stealing ? This all are unlogical behavor no mathes or lows except do that .

                                • Bill Mao
                                  Bill Mao  Před 16 hodinami

                                  This video is fraught with questionable philosophical assumptions

                                  • Michael R
                                    Michael R  Před 18 hodinami

                                    no one: aliens: swedish accent* what you’ve never played human simulator

                                    • Guinea pig 4 real
                                      Guinea pig 4 real  Před 18 hodinami

                                      Well dang I need my simulation master to hook a sister up because

                                      • Guinea pig 4 real
                                        Guinea pig 4 real  Před 19 hodinami

                                        Time travelers with big tech freakin aliens could be in control of us

                                        • Guinea pig 4 real
                                          Guinea pig 4 real  Před 19 hodinami


                                          • Mullcrum the Sage
                                            Mullcrum the Sage  Před 19 hodinami

                                            The simulation exists because someone wants it to. This someone has revealed him/herself to mankind. There is a record of this interaction. It is the most widely translated widely distributed book in all of mankind's history. There are other ancient scriptures as well..all written by people who were connected to the Source frequency. This frequency will open your mind and show you all things. This frequency is known in modern times as the "Holy Spirit". Reading the Bible is the beginning of the path that will lead you to connection with the Source. Unlearn what this world and it's religions have taught you. Begin again as a child. Use the most powerful tool in the history of mankind (the internet) for your research. Good luck.

                                            • xhatch
                                              xhatch  Před 22 hodinami

                                              oh no he found us out turn off the simulation

                                              • Quantum Slime
                                                Quantum Slime  Před dnem

                                                Honestly sounds pretty scary but we are creations when you approach it from a theological perspective. Also it seems pretty stupid to think of this every counter argument is just put down by the fact that nothing is real and every argument is supported by that same statement. In short this is a very one sided argument that seems too unrealistic. Personally, why are we even thinking about this if we have no way of even finding out if one side or the other is true? Also, this is ALL based on ASSUMPTIONS. Meaning that there is no way to know you are in a simulation and that you are most likely just overthinking it a lot. And besides there is nothing more powerful than god (theologically). Finally, (deep question for all you "thinkers" out there) what is the purpose of "life" then.

                                                • MJY5 THE RACING GAMER
                                                  MJY5 THE RACING GAMER  Před dnem

                                                  I ask my self this title almost everyday

                                                  • Galaxy Guy
                                                    Galaxy Guy  Před dnem

                                                    iS ReALitY ReAL?

                                                    • TeaDrinkingColonist
                                                      TeaDrinkingColonist  Před dnem

                                                      I hope my player doesn't attempt a speedrun in the middle of the game

                                                      • Default Bloxian
                                                        Default Bloxian  Před dnem


                                                        • Engelbertus
                                                          Engelbertus  Před dnem

                                                          So, it all starts with assumption number one, stating: we don’t understand consciousness but SUPPOSE you could simulate consciousness by simulating the computing power of a brain we should study closer what consciousness is before even speculate about anything else...

                                                          • movies now Naik
                                                            movies now Naik  Před dnem

                                                            That twerking alien booty😅

                                                            • Paul B.
                                                              Paul B.  Před dnem

                                                              I really hope they manged to put like a small safety bridge over the power cable. Unless they are just floating. In both cases the cable is safe.

                                                              • Miles Gabriel
                                                                Miles Gabriel  Před dnem

                                                                They should ban players whp are cheating

                                                                • whynottalklikeapirat
                                                                  whynottalklikeapirat  Před dnem

                                                                  Honestly I think we are more like a low budget sitcom by, for and with morons, than an advanced simulation

                                                                  • whynottalklikeapirat
                                                                    whynottalklikeapirat  Před dnem

                                                                    Define real

                                                                    • Bestnoobs4ever !!
                                                                      Bestnoobs4ever !!  Před dnem

                                                                      This is making me question my identity Nice vid tho

                                                                      • Bambang Budi Prayetno
                                                                        Bambang Budi Prayetno  Před dnem

                                                                        Wait... So basically we can respawn when death?

                                                                        • el plebe de Michoacan yepez

                                                                          Sad reality

                                                                          • el plebe de Michoacan yepez

                                                                            Sad world

                                                                            • Snowiie
                                                                              Snowiie  Před dnem

                                                                              if we are living in a simulation and we are supposed to beleive we are real and we have theories like this whoever made the simulation failed

                                                                              • Sarah Parker
                                                                                Sarah Parker  Před dnem

                                                                                What ever is controlling me has some serious issues

                                                                                • Batkrom
                                                                                  Batkrom  Před dnem

                                                                                  But what if this world, us, animals, galaxies etc are fiscally real but what could simulated is our consciousness? What if every living being is being programed by a computer?

                                                                                  • Alex bloom
                                                                                    Alex bloom  Před dnem

                                                                                    Very interesting video. Personally, I don´t think that a reality exists but only interpretations of the environment

                                                                                    • Clock Lord
                                                                                      Clock Lord  Před dnem

                                                                                      Whoever is controlling me can you please wake me up at a reasonable time

                                                                                      • Daniel Lemaire
                                                                                        Daniel Lemaire  Před dnem

                                                                                        They already made a virtual universe it's called no mans sky lol and it's in vr lol

                                                                                        • Nick Korkodylas
                                                                                          Nick Korkodylas  Před 2 dny

                                                                                          I ain't no subscribing to some tatooed soythug.

                                                                                          • Alex TV
                                                                                            Alex TV  Před 2 dny

                                                                                            Just Monika

                                                                                            • Kiko 2020
                                                                                              Kiko 2020  Před 2 dny

                                                                                              What if.. Nazis have won the ww2, so they started ruling the world. And they had secret advanced technology hidden from the rest of the world. With that technology they made a simulation and every person against Nazism was forced to enter the simulation, and in the simulation people think the nazis lost the ww2. This simulation was made to control possible revolution, fight against the nazi world Dominance.

                                                                                              • Dost
                                                                                                Dost  Před 2 dny


                                                                                                • CodeName TGY
                                                                                                  CodeName TGY  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                  Short Answer: Absolutely No! 😡😠😡😠😡

                                                                                                  • TheYoungPatriot
                                                                                                    TheYoungPatriot  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                    My controller moved all of the sliders to 99

                                                                                                    • Thugz4Real
                                                                                                      Thugz4Real  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                      Go to 06:45 to see dem Alien cheeks

                                                                                                      • DaNK NeonDragon
                                                                                                        DaNK NeonDragon  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                        This is just a crappy game of sims

                                                                                                        • lol just want to comment

                                                                                                          Nobody: Kurzgesagt: *DO YOU WANT TO HAVE AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS*

                                                                                                          • gasmask guy
                                                                                                            gasmask guy  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                            my controller is lazy as frick ugh

                                                                                                            • Uzi Edits Fast
                                                                                                              Uzi Edits Fast  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                              He debunked tf out this 🤫

                                                                                                              • M Frusciante
                                                                                                                M Frusciante  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                Imagine human evolution(or any intelligent being) going and going and going, for infinity. What is the endgame? What would we strive for after accomplishing everything? At some point the only things left that would make any sense to pursue are "creation, and experience" We would find ways to create life, and experience it. With that possibility in mind, this life we live could make much more sense. This would also correlate w reincarnation, Buddhism, simulation. And video games, something we created - (how a bunch of people get together in a separate world(where our "real" self is safe) to experience things, this will be what we do if we evolve long enough) - and how that could actually be a microcosm/small fractal of something bigger in the universe. We see it all the time, things present on a small level are also present on the biggest levels. The answer to what we are, real/sim/hologram, whatever, is likely right in front of us, but we won't know until we solve the riddle.

                                                                                                                • Falkor
                                                                                                                  Falkor  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                  Real human 1: yoo wanna play some earth? Real human 2: BRO thats like the BEST multiplayer simulation EVER Real human 1: its like 7 billion people and counting playing it!

                                                                                                                  • random person
                                                                                                                    random person  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                    If thats Correct And We Are Getting Simulated And Simulate I Feel Mike Inception

                                                                                                                    • Rippingthosecheeks HONK

                                                                                                                      I don't buy the whole ant bullshit for one they ain't even the smartest species on their planet, they're not comparable to humans in anyway so its a stupid comparrsion, we are intelligent life and even a specified way more advanced will still be curious about us even tho they're way more advanced than us it's sort of like how we find uncontacted tribe.

                                                                                                                      • Mrunank L
                                                                                                                        Mrunank L  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                        Do psychedelics help us discover glitches in our possible simulation? I want kurzgesagt to make something on psychedelics.

                                                                                                                        • Hoàng Thiện
                                                                                                                          Hoàng Thiện  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                          Well maybe i'm in hardcore mode !

                                                                                                                          • Mou ahmad
                                                                                                                            Mou ahmad  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                            africans are playing in very hard mode

                                                                                                                            • Fora Crivella fdp
                                                                                                                              Fora Crivella fdp  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                              vai se fuder Vsauce porra tira esse lerdão do meu vídeo feio p crl levei mó sustão dislike

                                                                                                                              • SANNIE KIM
                                                                                                                                SANNIE KIM  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                its weird cuz i thought of this billion times before i even knew that people are arguing about it

                                                                                                                                • That one guy
                                                                                                                                  That one guy  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                  Most of the evidence is quantum physics. That is some good, good evidence.

                                                                                                                                  • Chris Hansen
                                                                                                                                    Chris Hansen  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                    Whoever added the school update to this simulation needs to fuck off

                                                                                                                                    • SomeThing YT
                                                                                                                                      SomeThing YT  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                      thats what i always thought when i travel inside the car i feel the things outside are just nothing but when you go out it becomes real huh maybe we are simulated that us the real us bought the game and paid for it way expensive than minecrack then a hacker hack us to go inside the game then us the fake us made gadgets then in the future a hacker again and again and again and if you can reincarnate then game over then spawn like minecraft maybe minecraft is the first game that is likely simulate then notch's son/daughter in the future will make a game and hack us

                                                                                                                                      • SomeThing YT
                                                                                                                                        SomeThing YT  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                        thats why there is no alien

                                                                                                                                        • Seth Poulsen
                                                                                                                                          Seth Poulsen  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                          Reality is our perception of it, not reality itself. what we perceive as real, to us, that's real. there is no way to tell what's real and what's not.

                                                                                                                                          • Ian Erickson
                                                                                                                                            Ian Erickson  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                            Me: It fells so good to be real Kurrzgesagt: I’m going to end this mans whole career

                                                                                                                                            • cool games 24 Y
                                                                                                                                              cool games 24 Y  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                              My player appears to make me double jointed and flexible

                                                                                                                                              • Danny Mars
                                                                                                                                                Danny Mars  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                The person controlling me must have insomnia because i dont sleep

                                                                                                                                                • mae896
                                                                                                                                                  mae896  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                  People who are trying to get in area 51 want to get cheat codes

                                                                                                                                                  • Marvel James
                                                                                                                                                    Marvel James  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                    I've heard the world "Simulation" so many times I don't know what is real anymore. Hmm, That's weird I remember seeing that cat pass already. Oh well

                                                                                                                                                    • Wild Hunter
                                                                                                                                                      Wild Hunter  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                                      De ja vu

                                                                                                                                                      • Rorio Mario
                                                                                                                                                        Rorio Mario  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                        This reminds me of the Matrix lol.

                                                                                                                                                        • Prec1pitation
                                                                                                                                                          Prec1pitation  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                          This is the perfect video to watch when you're high af.

                                                                                                                                                          • Minhaj Shovon
                                                                                                                                                            Minhaj Shovon  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                            Don't hate me. Though I like these videos, I don't like their animations.

                                                                                                                                                            • Shiggy Miyamo
                                                                                                                                                              Shiggy Miyamo  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                              Quick argument about all of this. 1. Either we are all being controlled by a player, in which, why does the player need to wonder if it's a sim? 2. If it's only me ,or you that is this universes player character, and everyone else is an NPC. Wouldn't it take the player out of the game for an NPC to introduce the possibility of it being a sim? Seems like that would specifically prevented to keep immersion. No? Maybe I'm missing a reason as to why the possibility of this being a sim would be introduced.

                                                                                                                                                              • SH00KETH.
                                                                                                                                                                SH00KETH.  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                       are telling me World War 1 and 2 were just aliens playing Clash of Clans....?

                                                                                                                                                                • SH00KETH.
                                                                                                                                                                  SH00KETH.  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                                  I feel like the alien controlling me has bad Wifi....I sleep a lot. My brain just won't work sometimes, I guess that alien's computer keeps lagging lol

                                                                                                                                                                  • Lyublyana Nikolova
                                                                                                                                                                    Lyublyana Nikolova  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                                                                    lol same

                                                                                                                                                                    • Deystoyer Prime
                                                                                                                                                                      Deystoyer Prime  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                                                      Hey whoever controls me make me nice for a day