The second law of infodynamics and its implications for the simulated universe hypothesis

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The simulation hypothesis is a philosophical theory, in which the entire universe and our objective reality are just simulated constructs. Despite the lack of evidence, this idea is gaining traction in scientific circles as well as in the entertainment industry. Recent scientific developments in the field of information physics, such as the publication of the mass-energy-information equivalence principle, appear to support this possibility. In particular, the 2022 discovery of the second law of information dynamics (infodynamics) facilitates new and interesting research tools at the intersection between physics and information. In this article, we re-examine the second law of infodynamics and its applicability to digital information, genetic information, atomic physics, mathematical symmetries, and cosmology, and we provide scientific evidence that appears to underpin the simulated universe hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105308
Number of pages15
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023


  • information entropy
  • second law of infodynamics
  • second law of thermodynamics
  • simulated universe
  • Hund's rule
  • genetic mutations

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