Can 1 x 1 be equal to 2?
There is a possibility that our physical reality is virtual in the sense that it was created already in the form of a simulation or it is a manifestation of an interaction with another level of reality or mechanism. If this is the case, then there may be only a limited material horizon and any extensions of it are created on demand.
The term “virtual” is used to describe the state of being such without actually being such. In this context, virtual reality can be defined as the state of being real without actually being real. The problem with such a definition is with the inference made about the state of reality or virtual reality.
There is a growing number of people that believe the Earth is flat. As inequality, poverty and misery increase in the world due to failed economic policies and impact of technological innovation, more people are compelled to question science and accepted paradigms as a way of revolt.
The greatest threat to humanity is not natural disasters, epidemics or wars. It is the possibility that the wrong people will discover how our virtual reality operates before the right people do.
Everyone knows by now about the LIGO announcement regarding the detection of gravitational waves. However, some things must be clarified about the relation of the detection to claims of a test of the theory of general relativity and about the way the media has presented this to the general public.
Creationism should be taught in schools as a scientific alternative to modern evolution theory based on natural selection. Creationism can fit within the context of a falsifiable scientific theory. Its introduction in the educational curriculum is necessary to provide a fair balance of values.
Finally, my book Beyond Intelligent Design: From an autonomous universe to a functional virtual reality is now published.
You can find the book at Amazon. This is the book webpage for more info and comments. http://www.digitalcosmology.com/Blog/beyond-intelligent-design/