Some scientists assume that the combination of these two theories would bring us the knowledge of everything – and they probably mean literally everything of everything.
“As often happens in science, discoveries are made in the pursuit of an elusive (and sometimes nonexistent) goal.”
– Stephen Hawking
The problem though is the theory part. A theory, in science, needs to predict something and for that, the conditions being described must come with a math equation, or it can’t be considered to be a theory. Without the math equation, without the prediction, it isn’t a theory, it’s just a concept, a thought.
The thought of everything is not new, it’s quite old and well established. There is no need to make any predictions about everything, no need for a math equation; we already know that All is One. I predict there will never be a true theory of everything because the math equation does not exist which can represent – and predict – everything. If such an equation was possible, it would have been written a long time ago.
The simulation hypothesis or simulation theory is the proposal that all of reality could in fact be an artificial simulation, such as a computer simulation written in binary code consisting of 1s and 0s.
This idea may seem absurd. Yet, there are plenty of smart people who are convinced that this is not only possible but perhaps likely. If all was made of 1s and 0s (aka quarks and anti quarks?), we might be a step closer to the theory of everything.
The French philosopher René Descartes once said “It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.” The nature of reality has been pondered by philosophers for millennia. In fact, some of the ideas presented in the simulation theory parallel some of the overarching ideas presented in history’s most significant philosophical lessons. Though Plato or Descartes were probably not thinking about the Matrix (movie), many people have noted that simulation theory is a modern iteration of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave or Descartes’s Evil Demon hypothesis.
In physics and cosmology, digital physics is a collection of theoretical perspectives based on the premise that the universe is describable by information.
It is a form of digital ontology about the physical reality.
Digital physics claims that the entire universe is, at the very bottom, made out of bits.
As a result, all physical processes are intrinsically computational. For that reason, many digital physicists go further and affirm that the universe is indeed a giant computer: “It from bit”.
“There are only very few undoubted natural and physical laws and orders. Everything else we believe to know, we have made up or been told in one way or another.”
“There are two kinds of truths: An absolute truth and a relative truth. One of the highest absolute truths is our ability to recognize relativity and consider it absolute.”
“Simply all there is solely lies in your very own perception.”
– Eric Roth