Feel like an ant in an ant farm?

It seems that it’s not just you. This is the beginning of an article posted on Phys.org:

A common theme of science fiction movies and books is the idea that we’re all living in a simulated universe—that nothing is actually real. This is no trivial pursuit: some of the greatest minds in history, from Plato, to Descartes, have pondered the possibility. Though, none were able to offer proof that such an idea is even possible. Now, a team of physicists working at the University of Bonn have come up with a possible means for providing us with the evidence we are looking for; namely, a measurable way to show that our universe is indeed simulated.

How’s that for a kick in the pants? I haven’t read the article because my mind is already too blown, but you can have a look at Bob Yirka’s article about the paper, “Is it real? Physicists propose method to determine if the universe is a simulation” or the paper abstract, Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation. You can download the paper itself from the abstract.

It’ll be okay unless I wake up to find I’m in the Twilight Zone episode, “Stopover in a Quiet Town.”

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