"There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality,"
- Elon Musk
This idea that life is a virtual simulation created by other beings is intriguing. This life certainly feels real, especially on those days when you're tired and worn down or ill. However, don’t I know ‘I Am’ because I think or is this “I Am’ also an illusion? Are we truly living in samsara as described in Hindu and Buddhism? Could the ancient thinkers and philosophers be correct and science is just now catching up? Is this life just some game? Does it matter?
The Universe Is Math
All phenomena that we encounter in our lives has a mathematical basis. All matter from the largest particles to the smallest adheres to physics and math. It would seem as if life is an endless loop of mathematical equations. If all matter has to follow the laws of math, then should also our thoughts be ruled by math. If all matter must follow physics, then we could logically conclude that consciousness must also follow the mathematical properties of matter. The challenge is understanding what consciousness is. Are our thoughts matter? Science tells us that our thoughts are chemical reactions in our brain so it would follow that our thoughts are matter. What if it all just a bunch ones and zeros in some computer program? Many scientists have argued that much of the math of matter and light is similar to the math that is used to construct web browsers. If it follows those equations then maybe we are living in a mathematical construct created by other beings.