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Are we living in a simulation? - Zohreh Davoudi


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All life on Earth— living and inanimate, microscopic and cosmic— is governed by mathematical laws with apparently arbitrary constants. And this opens up a question: If the universe is completely governed by these laws, couldn’t a powerful enough computer simulate it exactly? Could our reality actually be a detailed simulation set in place by a more advanced civilization? Zohreh Davoudi investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Eoin Duffy
  • Educator Zohreh Davoudi
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Sound Designer QB Sound
  • Music QB Sound
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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