Is Reality Real? The Simulation Argument

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    • sKetche
      sKetche 10 days ago

      At end of video.
      "Why are you still here?"
      I'm watching your video to the last second. You've earned it.

    • treerexaudi Official
      treerexaudi Official 10 days ago

      just thought I would tell you guys. I am a part time working at the simulation and have taken cover over this alt account. You are indeed all fake and I am drinking apple cider.

    • kirby
      kirby 15 days ago

      what the outer gods from the Lovecraft verse are real?

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  • Alek Kawasaki
    Alek Kawasaki 17 hours ago

    Bold of you to assume that simulations need to run in real time, and to trust what you observe with your fabricated consciousness in a simulation as truth, and not (relative to your perception) instantaneously fabricated information to maintain the guise. Additionally, there's no telling as to what the reality hosting a simulation is like in comparison to what's being simulated- perhaps these advanced civilizations are observing the effects of alternate laws of physics? The assumptions are too limiting and naive compared to the quality this channel normally puts out, its too attached to standard concepts for relating to abstract concepts.

  • VelociowlStudios
    VelociowlStudios 17 hours ago

    I've debunked it - if we were truly living in a simulation, then we would have no inquiries about it. We would be coded to disregard the smallest suspicion.

  • 50LL3KR4M
    50LL3KR4M 20 hours ago

    Tha is a perfect round booty right there 6:40

  • Mahir Gökduman
    Mahir Gökduman 21 hour ago

    Can anybody, I mean anybody agree with me on the idea of "so what"? All we can know and sense about a simulation is that it doesn't try to interact with its higher dimension. So, what's the point of scaring ourselves to death instead of not believing in such things and living a good life?

  • Oscar D
    Oscar D 21 hour ago +1

    Someone watched Matrix one too many times. You don't have to open a body to see what is inside, not with today's technology. So the theory falls from the first minutes.

  • Shyam Sundar
    Shyam Sundar 22 hours ago

    Can it run Crysis at Max settings?

  • retrogradgamer s
    retrogradgamer s 22 hours ago

    No if we r simulated we may never have this thought

  • Mo Nawt
    Mo Nawt 22 hours ago

    When you know more, you will have more insane theory, too. Honestly, this theory scared the shit out of me.

  • Mikey H
    Mikey H Day ago

    My left arm has been glitching since 2016

  • Gabe Thornes
    Gabe Thornes Day ago

    I saw the thumbnail saying ‘are you real’ and thought...
    Are you fo real

  • Xion Memoria
    Xion Memoria Day ago

    If I'm a computer algorithm... someone please debug my creator. It needs help.

  • Reza Sinaga
    Reza Sinaga Day ago

    This same like what i think
    Nice video

  • Astedi Zulhaidi
    Astedi Zulhaidi Day ago

    Of course we do not exist, science also prove that all of us and world are just a combination of different atom, different flow and rhythm of string that combine those atom and become what we and all around us into "existence" ,
    The question is, Who set the flow and rhythm?? Who play the music?
    He is the Absolute and the Only Allah, two times in the Quran Allah mentioned the world is just an illusion made to fool those who love to play but is to test the believer with hardness and pain

  • wow za
    wow za Day ago

    i have this reacuring thought of me watching tv of someone watching tv of someone watching tv and so on but then im actually in a tv while watching tv and someone else is watching me (i then have to rethink my entire life choices)

  • Swagger nigga & co.

    Plot twist: we are in a simulation made by future ourselves for a history lesson

  • Skeleton Beats
    Skeleton Beats Day ago

    Even if we aren't real, I'm happy with everything we got.

  • The Greatest Youtuber!

    I mean if we could live in a simulated world created by a super God it almost impossible to be true but anything is possible this crazy world You know what you knowhen to know something but if you are unconscious for a bit you might be restart and rebooted in a neworld by a super lord running you know but it only makes much sense thishit matters you only know what you can know no need to be in a existenal dread there's pretty much no way to know you are in a simulation or not so to in a existenal crises for some but no need for existional dread you should only know what you want to Matter in your world.

  • Existential Euphoria

    The simulation doesn't have to simulate our consiousness while we're sleeping maybe thats why we sleep? And maybe we cant find seem to find other civilizations because we're already on our own in this simulation?

  • Aaron Abusomwan
    Aaron Abusomwan Day ago

    His voice reminds of that series of food factory or something wjere they tell about food factories and what they make

    SoaR BARKER Day ago

    Our creators have left the chat

  • Korsarz
    Korsarz Day ago

    The end of universe
    Please buy a licence premium

  • Uchenna Agamu
    Uchenna Agamu Day ago

    Simulations are what this humans assumed if they were other intelligent species what makes you think they would be intrested in simulating this universe if we were simulations we would be controlled future humans trying to figure something out

  • dhimss heartnet blacksoul

    Yo de niño siempre le preguntaba a mis amigos, son reales? Todos reían y después de unos segundos, todos nos preguntábamos por dentro si en realidad eramos reales haha

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Day ago

    isnt ''simulation'' just another term for reality ?

  • Kelvin Chim
    Kelvin Chim Day ago

    Happy, sad, angry, worry, guilty.
    But there is one more emotion or sense that can’t explain till now... sometime I got a strange feeling will suddenly pop out through my heart but not my brain, that kind of feeling is like you know something bad gonna happen, but apparently nothing happen around you, and suddenly you will feel worry for few second like you know something bad is happening. ( It feel very strange like your heart been squeeze )
    Anyone out there got this kind of experience before?

  • Kelvin Chim
    Kelvin Chim Day ago

    God : Let them upload some info about us in USclip.
    Assistant : But why should we?!
    God : Nah... don worry they can’t jump out from aquarium. ( Knocking the glass and say hello )

  • Lat igo
    Lat igo Day ago

    I think Elon Musk watched this video.

  • Narz Sevilla
    Narz Sevilla Day ago

    ignorance is a bliss

  • what the Jeck
    what the Jeck 2 days ago

    It's like we are living in a game simulation? like the game in rick and morty, the game Roy: A life well lived,
    if we die maybe there's an other us sitting in a simulation, testing this game of life, If it's the case well I would enjoy this game,

  • VinjoRubro
    VinjoRubro 2 days ago

    A simulation wouldn't need to simulate that many consciousness, it would just need to simulate one - you. I mean me. I mean, forget it.

  • Rila paca
    Rila paca 2 days ago

    1:59 uwu

  • EarthRock #42037
    EarthRock #42037 2 days ago

    This sim sucks can I got to version 4.20

  • Karan Ram
    Karan Ram 2 days ago


    **GLITTER*BURST** 2 days ago

    Existential crisis and blackmirror bandersnatch mixed with this vid. My maker, what the fuck are you doing reset me dude delete my memory of watching this vid

  • Sreeram Atmakuri
    Sreeram Atmakuri 2 days ago

    Let's hope the simulation doesn't crash

  • Marek Fudali
    Marek Fudali 2 days ago

    3.2.1 brainwashing program start. This is pure non sens mix with half truth,talk is cheap!Even didn’t finish watching this video =sophisticated thought manipulation.

  • Andy Pieters
    Andy Pieters 2 days ago

    The assumption that you need a computer to generate million trillion blah calculations per second is wrong. If you are being simulated then it doesn't matter how long the renderer takes to render 1 frame. If we are a consciousness inside a computer and it takes a million years to render 1 second, then we would not realise that 1 million years of real-time have passed. The programs only see "user-time" not "system-time". Because the entire universe observable by the humans inside it is part of the simulation, we can perceive it as smooth running non-stop, even if the computers were to take a billion years per rendered second.

  • Grrah Rawr
    Grrah Rawr 2 days ago

    I am still here because I don't wanna watch that guy, he's annoying.

  • Warren Peace
    Warren Peace 3 days ago


  • katchuslippin criminalone

    We are numbers

  • Natsuki Tamura
    Natsuki Tamura 3 days ago

    What if we we’re uploaded and are the last of a dying humanity. Everything is automated.

  • Ja Biezel
    Ja Biezel 3 days ago

    What bothers me is not whether we are living in a simulation or not. It is the level of intelligence shown by the people making comments on this video. Ffs, most of these comments are so unintelligible that it hurts my brain just reading them. Why don't you try putting down your God damn phone for once and picking up a book. Even if the only thing you learn is the proper use of the words their, there, and they're, it will be totally worth it. I swear if we are in fact in a simulation then our supreme overlords running the program for the comments section of this video are stupid AF!

  • jennifer b.awesome
    jennifer b.awesome 3 days ago

    This idea will only be valid until we discover more advanced technology or something completely different, then we will be asking ourselves if we are really those discoveries. During the industrial era, some people were probably wondering if they were just machines.

  • Kevin
    Kevin 3 days ago

    I don’t understand at all what this is all about

  • qiosx
    qiosx 3 days ago

    Lmao that hitchhikers of the galaxy refrence

  • ari escobar
    ari escobar 3 days ago

    0:25 - 0:28 is nobody gonna talk about that dhmis reference?

  • Dr. med. S.
    Dr. med. S. 3 days ago

    They would not let us watch this

  • omari murray
    omari murray 3 days ago


  • smolboii _7
    smolboii _7 3 days ago

    2:00 rick and morty i see yall

  • netbookeater
    netbookeater 3 days ago

    This video is the definition of over thinking something.

  • Joey Abbadessa
    Joey Abbadessa 3 days ago

    What if your a simulation, and when you die is when you take the headset off?

  • Ludvig Nygaard
    Ludvig Nygaard 3 days ago

    If all 5 of these questions hold true, wouldn't the same apply to the people simulating our reality? Meaning they're also a simulation.
    And if they are, it would hold true for another level up, so we're just a simulation inside a simulation.
    Continue ad infinitum.

  • Jack
    Jack 3 days ago

    This shit makes me depressed af

  • Dominick Korie
    Dominick Korie 4 days ago +1

    How do we know what a simulation is if we are in a simulation but we don’t know what the simulation that we are in is if it even is a simulation

  • big chungus
    big chungus 4 days ago

    Sometimes I'll just be walking and for a split second it feels like I'm not me like I'm looking in on my self through other eyes but that's probably just me being retarded

  • Turtle  God
    Turtle God 4 days ago

    Man , they sure saw some shit

  • The one who sucks
    The one who sucks 4 days ago

    For all those religious people out there, maybe the person who made the simulation we live in is the god you believe in.

  • wertyuiop
    wertyuiop 4 days ago

    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through Him.

  • Yatsuekku97
    Yatsuekku97 4 days ago

    To be honest, the argument from probability is kind of... Ya know - talking about probabilistic space we know nothing about is always problematic. In some sense, it is wise to guess, that if there are no informations about distribution, we should assume uniform one (it maximizes entropy) but it's kind of tricki whether it applies here or not :P

  • Kingston Zuproc
    Kingston Zuproc 4 days ago

    How did you know I was sitting on a chair!?

  • C47_ Erik
    C47_ Erik 4 days ago

    but if we say we are a simulation like in a video game, then there would be a player but only the things he is seeing are loading, that would mean that if i am not near the player i wouldn't exist... and i can't be the player because, if i was the player i would know it... and who would make a simulation that isn't a video game, would it be like a movie for them or would they test things with it??

  • Chrissie Lawson
    Chrissie Lawson 4 days ago

    That bit 'ohh, what if I just accidentally tripped over the lead and disconnected the simulation...' I just went cross eyed. When he said click 'here'. Where?

  • Keir Fallon
    Keir Fallon 4 days ago

    Great video

  • Lord Tony
    Lord Tony 4 days ago

    Damn then why can't I have cheat codes then if I am suppose to be the main character in my universe.

  • Javad M
    Javad M 4 days ago

    thats just playing with words and a fantasy in mind, has no logic and contradicts itself and basically this is just bullshit

  • Tech Gamex Studio.
    Tech Gamex Studio. 4 days ago

    Press f11 to exit simulation

  • Yeeet Boi
    Yeeet Boi 5 days ago

    3:33 cool referrence

  • STEPien
    STEPien 5 days ago +1

    What if us, humans have to sleep because the simulation computer is overloaded when too many humans are awake at the same time

    • Fehér Virág
      Fehér Virág 4 days ago

      OMG and that's why are planet is round and we have different time zones because all simulated beings can't sleep at the same time because that would over heat the system server that the creator is working on!

  • ProfCogito
    ProfCogito 5 days ago +1

    To the possible people or alien or whatever who run my simulation: Please change the parameters to set me RICH, SMART and HANDSOME! There's no point to run simulation under current condition for so long! You need to test something different!

  • JiroLUL
    JiroLUL 5 days ago

    If we are simulated, what if the those superior beings who simulated us are also simulated.


  • I am a toaster
    I am a toaster 5 days ago

    2:00 UωU

  • Born ofDeath
    Born ofDeath 6 days ago

    What if you are the the simulator?

  • Hristo Hristov
    Hristo Hristov 6 days ago

    I need a woman simulated from me :)

  • Done4s
    Done4s 6 days ago

    Just like GTA but there are laws

  • Audilife
    Audilife 6 days ago +2

    I didn’t believe it till New Years seems like a ridiculous amount of people got sick after new year rather magically, either that or pharma companies are getting more dangerous

  • Maurício Pedroso
    Maurício Pedroso 6 days ago


    DOODLE -FACE 6 days ago

    *im a computer.... ima computery guy*

  • The Crude Lab
    The Crude Lab 6 days ago

    now i just need to backup my data to live 4 ever

  • rom mlol
    rom mlol 6 days ago +2

    It is a shame you did not look at a scenario like the matrix. In which we are physically real but our consciousness is living in a virtual world. So the world as we know it is not real. As far as i know, it is probably possible. Because you're brain can not detect from where a certain nerve was triggered. (Which is the also reason why phantom pain feels like it is in the part that is not there anymore)
    So, if you intercept all the nerves before they enter and exit your brain and can control when to fire a electric signal through a certain nerve to the brain. You could, if you have the computing power and knowledge of the nerves, simulate someones conscious life and there would be no way he our she could find out.

  • Dyzery GaMiNg
    Dyzery GaMiNg 6 days ago +1

    Has anyone thought the purpose of simulation? If aliens simulates us, are they waiting for some simulated race to advance to that level, where simulated beings find a way to take over the universe, and aliens are looking to do same for themselves by copying their simulated beings successful attempts. If we are programmed by ultimate artificial intelligence which are automated all by itself and computer is set at insane speed to achieve results faster for those aliens, then it is advanced way to achieve success.

  • Jorge Larios
    Jorge Larios 6 days ago

    I hope this Donad Trump dlc comes out good haha

  • Mas Tim
    Mas Tim 6 days ago

    0:25 “What do you mean? We’re already clean!”

  • ghost
    ghost 7 days ago

    2:02 I like how they chose the uwu

  • Leon Derczynski
    Leon Derczynski 7 days ago

    That wiggling post-human's butt is perturbing

  • Phuque2
    Phuque2 7 days ago

    If you could smell the shit I just took, you would know we are real. I mean, who would even consider simulating something that smells that bad?

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson 7 days ago

    If we are in a simulation, it would seem that there would be some mechanism built in to prevent us from finding that out, since whatever purpose the overlords are simulating us for likely wouldn't helped by the factor of us knowing that we are in one.

  • Lilsweetea
    Lilsweetea 7 days ago +2

    But can it run FoRtNiTe?!?!?!

  • Thriller Miller
    Thriller Miller 7 days ago

    What if WE make a simulation full of Conscience beings inside the simulation we are in. And what if the simulation we are in is inside a simulation? What if....

  • stupid noob
    stupid noob 7 days ago

    Imagine if the thing with simulation is destroyed

  • Tina G Vardanyan
    Tina G Vardanyan 7 days ago +2

    What difference does it make whether we are a simulation or not. Will your life be any different if you knew you were a simulation? If it would, how? Aren't you going to wake up and face the same problems and dilemmas tomorrow? In fact, believing that this is a simulation can make things far worse, because the thought that you are merely an avatar might demotivate you from seeking solutions to your existing & future problems. I can understand your excitement after watching this video, "HOURAY, I'M CONTROLLED BY A MORE INTELLIGENT BEING WHO WILL MAKE BETTER DECISIONS THAN ME AND IT WILL TAKE THE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY OFF OF MY TIRED SHOULDERS and SOLVE ALL MY SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES, SO I CAN FINALLY GET SOME REST AND FUN!. BUT WAIT.... IF THIS IS REALLY A SIMULATION, THEN I HAVE BEEN AN AVATAR MY WHOLE LIFE. HOW COME MY LIFE ISN'T SUPER DUPER ALREADY?! :0
    Is it possible that you are both an avatar and the intelligent being that's controlling you? That is, you are the superior being that is gradually unfolding? If not, then the "other(s)" master that's pulling your strings either doesn't love you enough, or it only loves you when you buy its products and services or give it your time and labor, or it's a sadist who takes pleasure in watching you suffer. How else could you explain why your life hasn't already been perfect up to this point?
    This is just another mind trick played on mankind to get you to abandon your rational mind altogether and to help the real masters reinforce the idea that "you are all just helpless puppets, so go along and get along."
    INSTEAD OF TAKING LESS RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE, TAKE MORE. Don't fall for the suggestion that someone else is pulling your strings, no matter how seductive the idea! The people who are suggesting you this are the ones who are pulling your strings to make a profit. THINK AND BE SKEPTICAL. START TAKING MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE, YOUR FINANCES, YOUR RELATIONSIPS AND YOUR OVERALL HAPPINESS, NOT LESS RESPONSIBILITY! Your life didn't suddenly become a simulation after watching this video, right? If you are in a simulation, then you've been in it your whole life, right? Why didn't your "superior being" do a better job creating a better life for you? And how could a superior being be satisfied with the standard of life that you are living now or have lived in the past? THINK, QUESTION, THINK! DON'T FALL INTO DEEPER SLEEP BY THEIR SEDUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS. YOU ARE BEING HYPNOTIZED (or awakened if you are smart).

  • C Brieeze
    C Brieeze 7 days ago

    Along with the first idea maybe only simulating one person there way you view the world how do you truly know others see the same way as you and events happening around the world.

  • C Brieeze
    C Brieeze 7 days ago

    The argument I heard If it's possible to do it not that you only have to process a thing when looked at but there are limits that's the reason there is only an observable universe and elementary particles. the

  • Ben Hardy
    Ben Hardy 7 days ago

    1-It's possible to stimulate consciousness
    2-Technological process won't stop anytime soon
    3-Advanced civilizations don't destroy themselves

  • Maja Skedsmo
    Maja Skedsmo 7 days ago

    And in the sims 4, the sims can play the sims🤔

    ART KENSTEIN 7 days ago

    So.... I was programmed to masturbate every damn day??? WTF!! Creators!!!

  • Józef Scaletta
    Józef Scaletta 7 days ago

    9,5k dislikes if from Aliens

  • Can Long
    Can Long 8 days ago

    Im agent Smith, you're under arrested.

  • suneel reddy
    suneel reddy 8 days ago

    If we are in simulation then this video is in USclip is not real too
    😑🤔 It's one more simulation to divert from reality