• The Simulated Multiverse

  • An MIT Computer Scientist Explores Parallel Universes, the Simulation Hypothesis, Quantum Computing and the Mandela Effect
  • By: Rizwan Virk
  • Narrated by: Rodney Tompkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines? In this follow-up to his best seller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT computer scientist and Silicon Valley game pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. 

If we are living in a simulated universe composed of information that is rendered around us, then many of the complexities and baffling characteristics of our reality start to make more sense. In particular, the two most popular interpretations of quantum mechanics, the Copenhagen interpretation and the Many Worlds interpretation, which are thought to be mutually exclusive, can be unified in an information-based framework. 

Quantum computing lets us simulate complex phenomena in parallel, allowing the simulation to explore many realities at once to find the most "optimum" path forward. Could this explain not only the enigmatic Mandela effect, but provide us with a new understanding of time and space?

Bringing his unique trademark style of combining video games, computer science, quantum physics, and computing with lots of philosophy and science fiction, Virk gives us a new way to think about not just our universe, but all possible timelines in the multiverse!

©2021 Rizwan Virk (P)2022 Rizwan Virk

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  • Peter
  • 03-15-22

Another argument for a simulated world

Virk is a computer programmer, an influencer, a venture capitalist and shares a bit from his his ethnicity. His book on the Simulation Argument gave a fantastic insight to how game design overlaps. This book does the same and a bit more with the popular topic of Mandela Effect and hard physics. What is missing is a hard look at the simulation argument while he wears his venture capitalists hat. An economic evaluation of how and why it would make economic sense and who has the technology and motive to make it happen. Looking forward to his book on that.