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Reality check: could our universe be a simulation?

The philosopher David Chalmers on whether the universe is a simulation

18 December 2021

9:00 AM

18 December 2021

9:00 AM

Are we all living in a computer simulation? Is the world we imagine to be real simply virtual reality instead, an elaborate computer program? That sounds ridiculous, but nonetheless it’s what many clever people actually think — or at least, think possible. One of them, the philosopher David Chalmers, has just written a book on the subject, Reality +: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy.

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David J. Chalmers’s Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy is published by Allen Lane on 25 January.

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