Bunker Gold: Enter the Matrix – Are we living in a simulation?
Friday, 30 December
Here’s another throwback Bunker Gold to tide you over to next year… How do you know the world is real? How do I know I’m real? As virtual worlds expand, our concepts of reality warp. NYU philosopher David Chalmers – author of Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy – talks to Ros Taylor about the etiquette of virtual living, why video game characters deserve moral rights, and how we can know what we think we know.
“Simulated beings could end up outnumbering non-simulated beings. So the odds that YOU are simulated could be high…”
“If we’re living in a simulation, all this is still real – and our lives are still full of meaning.”
Presented by Ros Taylor and Arthur Snell. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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