Is Our Universe a Hologram?

Some people have the idea that we're all living in a computer simulation of a universe rather than an actual physical universe. Other people think this idea is wrong. Your task for this prompt is to figure out, as best you can who is right and why.

Specifically, you should:

1. Find one argument in favor of this idea.

2. Find one argument against this idea.

3. Figure out which argument is good and which argument is bad.

4. After figuring all this stuff out, write a paper in which you:

You can look for arguments in the following webpages:

Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?
www.simulation-argument.com/

‎Are You Living in a Simulation? - ‎The Simulation Argument FAQ
www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html

Review of Bostrom's Simulation Argument

http://web.stanford.edu/class/symbsys205/BostromReview.html

Simulation hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation_hypothesis

Nick Bostrom - The Simulation Argument (Full) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnl6nY8YKHs

Proof Of The Simulation Argument - US News
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/at-the-edge/2012/12/17/proof-of-the-simulation-argument

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? - PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/07/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation/

Older links.  (Some may be broken.)

Nick Bostrom's argument that we are living in a computer simulation,

http://www.livescience.com/25579-what-if-reality-was-really-just-sim-universe.html

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/hologram-universe/

Is The Universe A Computer Simulation? Physicist Martin Savage (HuffPost)

http://news.discovery.com/space/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation-2-121216.htm

http://www.messagetoeagle.com/simulatedlife.php#.VIkuajHF9MU

http://www.messagetoeagle.com/compsimulationtests.php#.VIkubjHF9MU

To get an emotional feel for the idea, you could find and watch the film The Thirteenth Floor

Bostrom doesn't mention the important fact that, if we made a simverse, it would not be us that were in inside the simverse. It would be digital copies of ourselves. Flesh-and-blood humans cannot be moved into a digital world. in theory, their minds can be copied, but those minds cannot be moved. If we made a simverse and put a copy of you into it, you would still be walking around in the world while the copy went about its digital business. (unless they killed you.)

Make sure you follow all the advice and instructions in the Odyssey Instructions

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