Physicists Prove That Reality Is Not — Repeat, Not — a Computer Simulation

Mathematical roadblocks with quantum mechanics indicate that the so-called simulation hypothesis is impossible.

Published On 10/03/2017
5:37 PM EDT
I I n the modern sci-fi classic The Matrix, the filmmakers present a story in which the universe is actually an unthinkably complex computer simulation. While the concept itself isn’t particularly new, as a science fiction premise, it was the first time that mainstream moviegoers were introduced to the idea, and it blew minds around the world.