Do we live in a computer simulation like in The Matrix? My proposed new law of physics backs up the idea

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The main consequence of the second law of infodynamics is the minimisation of the information content associated with any event or process in the universe. This in turn means an optimisation of the information content, or the most effective data compression.

Since the second law of infodynamics is a cosmological necessity, and appears to apply everywhere in the same way, it could be concluded that this indicates that the entire universe appears to be a simulated construct or a giant computer.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2023


  • information entropy
  • second law of infodynamics
  • simulation hypothesis

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