2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

What may have started as a science fiction speculation—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation—has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers.

Our panel included David Chalmers, Zohreh Davoudi, Sylvester James Gates, Lisa Randall, Max Tegmark, and was hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Further reading: Simulation hypothesis

Cover of the 2016 Asimov Debate program titled Is the Universe a Simulation. Image shows an illustration of a network.