Hence: however smart you or I think we are, the totality of humanity's collective intelligence to date understands — now that the Higgs boson has rounded out the Standard Model — less than 5% of WTF is. So, forgive me, you know, for questioning decrees of "the way things are," however humble or intimidating in origin.
As of 2014CE, the best of humanity's collective scientific rigor, juxtaposed with the most ambitious intuitions and insights that have survived the relentless gauntlet of peer-reviewed deductive reasoning, seem to indicate that we do, in a sense, all live in a yellow submarine (Beatles). That is, if said yellow submarine is considered analogous or archetypical of a holographic (Susskind) simulation (Bostrom). What'll really bake your noodle is that such theories are indeed testable and we're doing so.
Fingerprint: B231 A50B 6B69 2BEC 195D 9A3B 11C1 F625 2F07 55A5
PubKey: 4096 RSA
where do the bits go after we go?
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