My buddy Simon is awesome. He's a geek like me, loves his techie job, programs on the weekends, has a Golden Lab. And cancer. The lethal kind.
Simon also happened to have figured out the meaning of life. He discovered some other stuff, like how to hack the universe.
He discovered that the meaning of life is to go out with an Original Death.
Simon's discovery is quite remarkable.
We are all prisoners of a computer simulation. We exist only in a digital form.
Our planet Earth, our entire Solar System, are all simulated. Your body, your cereal, the laptop in your lap, the oven in the kitchen, the entire world, they are simulated. It's a simulation of atoms, with some interesting starting conditions. We were allowed to evolve over time, to populate this planet, and die in unique ways.Continue reading