Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Welcome to The Matrix

The New York Times is over 20% certain that we live in an artificial universe on par with something out of The Sims or World of Warcraft. How exactly they got this figure the article does not say, but I figure as long as our artificial universe has chocolate and doesn't catch a computer bug that messes things up I'm pretty happy. Let's just hope that we've got a geek in charge who has the smarts to update his simul-universe anti-virus software!

Really though, it reminds me of Arthur C. Clarke's flash fiction entry to Wired magazine a few years ago- "God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist." Makes sense to me.