Interesting article in the NYT about an academic that proposes that we are living in a computer simulation. Interestingly, I wrote a paper looking at that same concept in 1993 (email me if you want a copy). I took it one step further and argued that such a reality, or lack thereof, was perfectly supported by several Eastern philosophies.
But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation. Link—>