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Good news! We're probably not living in a computer simulation.

It's virtually impossible.

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A perennial topic of science fiction, researchers stumbled upon the answer to the question of whether or not we're secretly living inside of a computer.

From Star Trek: The Next Generation’s "Ship in a Bottle" episode, to the eponymously named computer system in the movie The Matrix, the idea that life is little more than a computer simulation has served as a sci-fi standby for generations. But that technological twist on the idea that life might just be a dream can’t possibly be true. Right?

Well, what if it is? What if this life is just a of the real thing? What if you, in an incredibly meta act, are. Dude.

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