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commented on March 5, 2013
The physical world as a Virtual Reality, was originally postulated by Brian Whitworth in his paper dated December 2007, I’d like to revisit this idea but state it more truthfully.
Our physical world as a limited physical reality.
By calling it virtual, it implies a component of some larger reality, which is more real than the simulation running inside it, called `The Physical World’. Yet, I don’t think that was the intent of Whitworth’s paper, that proposed the virtual reality was created by information processing.
Therein lies the flaw.
For what is the processing of information? It is the exchange of information between objects. Which can be restated to say it is the exchange of energy, and all energy carries with it the vibratory resonance of its creation, as information.
The key word would be “creation”. We know that in this reality, energy is neither created nor destroyed, it merely changes forms, order, resonance or frequency. As it state changes, mass can arise from this state change.
So, at the simplest level we have a Universe that is filled with created energy, originally it was formless, without shape, spin or direction. Yet now the energy pattern on both sides of the equation of E=mc2 can be said to be coherent. There is a sense of order that overlays this construct. The guiding principle preceded the creation of this order from the formless void.
Therefore, the truth exists that this physical reality appears to be but a smaller part of some larger whole which is both within this Universe guiding it, and without giving it form in which to function.
There is no need to explain how the processing of information conforms to the natural laws which arise from this exchange inside this space, time continuum. Since the space, time continuum exist so energy can be exchanged, and because energy is being exchanged. Not one or the other, but both. This makes the postulate that we are in a limited physical reality, within a greater whole, not only possible, but probable and most likely not testable.