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

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts and moderates a panel of experts in a lively discussion about the merits and shortcomings of a provocative and revolutionary idea—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation. While the debate may have started as a science fiction speculation, it has become a serious line of investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers.

This debate took place at the Museum on April 5, 2016.