Scientists: Time starts 14 billion years ago
Creationists: 10 thousand years ago
Unix people: January 1st, 1970
— Erik August Johnson (@8EJ3) June 2, 2016
I wonder if in the distant future, when some form of “humanity” has been long living in a simulation, an archeologist will stumble across some ancient UNIX timestamp and come to the conclusion that the Universe must have been created January 1, 1970. In that sense it would be, if the simulation was powered by a very advanced, but still UNIX-like, system.
If you are Elon Musk, you believe that we are in that simulation right now:
Pretty sure I had came to the Bostrom’s Hypothesis on my own at around age 8 or 9. But then again, I grew up completely obsessed with video games.
What do you think?