(Twelve-minute disturbing read)
Dig deep enough into the fabric of reality and you are left with the above question.
The story of our recent technological development has been one of ever-increasing computational power. At some future time, we will surely begin to simulate everything, including the evolutionary history that led to where we are.
But in our increasingly digital, algorithm-driven world what is a reality.
The journey from Virtual Reality to Reality itself is looking possible. In the wake of all Artifical intelligence development, it’s not doubtful that this level of immersion will be achieved.
The illusion becomes the prevailing reality.
An algorithm-oriented way of thinking that is quickly spreading throughout all fields of natural and social sciences and percolating into every aspect of our everyday life will have an enormous impact what is a reality.
Under the conceptual metaphor of “everything as algorithms,” which means learnings from one domain could theoretically be applied to another, thus accelerating scientific and technological advances for the betterment of our world, will lead to the reality of the world disappearing.
As a result of this takeover of algorithms in all domains of our everyday life, non-conscious but highly intelligent algorithms may soon know us better than we know ourselves, therefore luring us in an algorithmic trap that presents the most common-denominator, homogenized experience as the best option to everyone.
However, when data is selected and coded with unchecked bias, the algorithms become biased too.
So it not hypothetical to say we will reach a point when AI will present its result as the only viable choice, the only true narrative based on data then there can be no such thing as reality.
We cannot say that reality is a fact.
Just because sufficiently many people believe in something does not make it real. As the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick put it, the reality is that which, if you stop believing in it, does not go away. Because it is in a constant state of expansion, it isn’t what it seems.
Nothing is real until it is observed, or measured. So, is really built on emptiness?
How do many possibilities become one physical reality?
Is there an external reality that exists independently of our observations creating matter as derivative from consciousness.
Because the human brain is incapable of churning out anything beyond what we put in?
However, as we are made of essentially the same genetic material and receive essentially the same sensory inputs so one’s own consciousness is all there is.,
Then the world is also subject to our collective perception. Thus we form our world together, from one infinite moment to the next.
Does reality come down to information?
What do we mean by ‘know’?”
Will superintelligence be a reality unknowable by us?
If it acquires all the knowledge of the world and us it will have fundamental ramifications for our concept of reality. The nature of reality will have two perceptual realms. Virtual reality will quite simply be able to take you places you have never gone before.
Virtual reality will become more sensory oriented in the future. Once it begins catering to the senses, like what we feel body-wise, temperature-wise, and smell, the reality factor of virtual reality becomes stronger and the virtual piece begins to fade.
By 2050, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the “real” and the “virtual” world.
Our language is subject to change so our reality is subject to change also.
More than a decade ago, the first real smartphone hit the market and made screens an essential ingredient in our lives. As a result, it has changed how we communicate, work, travel, purchase and more.
A platform shift of what is real is imminent. Do we make real, or does it make us?
No matter how intelligent we or our robots might get, neither will find the source of reality as it is in constant transition.
SOME MIGHT WILL SAY THAT REALITY IS THE CENTER OF A BLACK HOLE.
A “gravitational singularity” which in many ways represents all that we still don’t know about the universe.
Surrounding each black hole, meanwhile, is an invisible boundary known as the “event horizon” that essentially marks the point of no return.
They, however, are processes so it’s conceivable, that living matter might be able to exist within a black hole without being consigned to that harsh and eternal oblivion.
It’s almost impossible to guess what it would really be like inside a
‘No One Really Knows’
Black holes do not seem to me to be a thing or a place but a transition.
This raises an interesting question as to the matter being spewed out to the other side of what. Einstein space-time?
The black hole/ big bang events are just another of the realities. Both have to have atoms to happen and none of us, although we like everything, are made of atoms which are 90% made up of empty space know what occupies this space.
In the end, the only place we have any chance of determining reality is where there is no temperature- vibrations – gravity- matter-energy-vacuum- atomless- lightless- timeless all totally unobservable.
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