Total Posts:11|Showing Posts:1-11
Jump to topic:

Universe and overflow error

SNP1
Posts: 2,403
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?
#TheApatheticNihilistPartyofAmerica
#WarOnDDO
Fkkize
Posts: 2,149
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
:
: space contradicts logic
SNP1
Posts: 2,403
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 3:21:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

One possibility a physics undergrad and mathematician I have talked to have recommended is make something go 99.999999...% the speed of light.

I do not know something beyond that.
#TheApatheticNihilistPartyofAmerica
#WarOnDDO
Fkkize
Posts: 2,149
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 3:42:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:21:03 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

One possibility a physics undergrad and mathematician I have talked to have recommended is make something go 99.999999...% the speed of light.

I do not know something beyond that.
Would this cause an error because an extreme amount of energy would be needed?
However I suppose that causing it would kill everyone so I guess we should refrain from doing that.
If the evidence points towards this universe being a simulation I guess we could try to cheat the system. Now that'd be fun.
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
:
: space contradicts logic
SNP1
Posts: 2,403
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 4:10:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:42:26 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:21:03 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

One possibility a physics undergrad and mathematician I have talked to have recommended is make something go 99.999999...% the speed of light.

I do not know something beyond that.
Would this cause an error because an extreme amount of energy would be needed?

No, it would be, if I remember correctly, because of a rounding error when those conditions are met.

However I suppose that causing it would kill everyone so I guess we should refrain from doing that.
If the evidence points towards this universe being a simulation I guess we could try to cheat the system. Now that'd be fun.
#TheApatheticNihilistPartyofAmerica
#WarOnDDO
Fkkize
Posts: 2,149
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 4:19:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 4:10:37 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:42:26 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:21:03 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

One possibility a physics undergrad and mathematician I have talked to have recommended is make something go 99.999999...% the speed of light.

I do not know something beyond that.
Would this cause an error because an extreme amount of energy would be needed?

No, it would be, if I remember correctly, because of a rounding error when those conditions are met.
Hmm interesting.
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
:
: space contradicts logic
Rubikx
Posts: 226
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 9:30:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:21:03 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

One possibility a physics undergrad and mathematician I have talked to have recommended is make something go 99.999999...% the speed of light.

I do not know something beyond that.

I have some, albeit novice, experience with programming. If the universe is a computer simulation then it would be likely the creator would have considered that possibility and adjusted the "code" accordingly. Also, a computer powerful enough and a person or group smart enough to be able to create a simulation this realistic and massive would like be able to prevent us from crashing the simulation.
Mhykiel
Posts: 5,987
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 10:33:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

1 way

http://www.technologyreview.com...
http://phys.org...
dylancatlow
Posts: 12,244
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/6/2015 11:51:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

What makes you think humans are capable of generating anywhere near the amount of information necessary to crash a computer that can handle the information processing of the entire universe? Not to mention the fact that such an experiment, were it to succeed in showing the universe to be a computer, would likely destroy the universe. That's hardly a worthy project.
Otokage
Posts: 2,347
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/7/2015 3:13:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

Maybe we should first try to find out what could happen to a computer simulation of our universe caracteristics if we cause an overflow. Specialy what would happen to us. #Scarythread.
ButterCatX
Posts: 2,228
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/7/2015 3:26:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:19:15 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/6/2015 2:28:53 PM, SNP1 wrote:
If the universe is just a computer simulation, should we try and cause an overflow error in order to find out if it is, in fact, a computer simulation?

How would we manage to do that?

What if we create a paradox that even the computer can't resolve, or we break the computers code(we could throw ourselves at the ground and miss, for example)
I bet fanfics are already being posted on random blogs about us.-Vaarka

Butters preformed his duty to the town and died with honor, he helped us kill scum, so we know have to go and make sure his death wasn't in vain and win this game for him.-lannan13

All hail the great and mighty Butters, who died for our inactive cause.-Vaarka

fuckith offith, lol.-Ore(talking to me)

And guess what happened to FT? He got raped to death.-Xlav

You are so obviously town I love you man.-VOT