The Universe Solved


Digital Consciousness Philosophy and The Universe-Solved! website...

Evidence mounts to support the notion that our reality is a digital simulation. This is a promising trend, not just because of its explanatory power in the realm of science, but also that the awareness of a consciousness-driven digital reality would inherently lead to a more harmonious existence.


This idea, known as digital philosophy or digital physics, is not a new one, and may be traced to Konrad Zuse’s work “Calculating Space” in 1969. Since then various philosophers (e.g. Oxford’s Nick Bostrom), scientists (MIT’s Ed Fredkin), and writers (Philip K. Dick) have explored such possibilities. Unfortunately, like any emerging idea worth its salt, history has shown (cave art, Ohm’s law, quark theory, cold fusion) that about 30 years must pass before such an idea works its way through mainstream acceptance.


There are two broad yet distinct categories of digital philosophy:


1. A deterministic digital reality.


2. A consciousness-driven digital reality.


In the first case, “we” would merely be artifacts of the complexity of a digital system, effectively watching experience unfold bit by bit with no real free will to control or influence. In the second case, consciousness creates or influences reality. Research and experimentation that push the boundaries of philosophy and science are increasingly supporting the second view. Let’s call it “Digital Consciousness Philosophy.” Physicist Tom Campbell, Information Processing Engineer Jim Elvidge, and others subscribe to and lead some of the thinking around this point of view. As British philosopher Antony Flew said, “Follow the evidence where it leads”…


The objective of the Universe-Solved! website is to explore all aspects of digital philosophy - its thought leaders, evidence, and ideas. And, at the same time, to provide a forum for interaction with curious truth seekers throughout the world - from armchair philosophers to hardcore scientists.