Top Physicist Finds Evidence We Are Living in a ‘Matrix-Style’ Simulation

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Top Physicist finds evidence humanity is living in a 'matrix-style' simulation

A world-renowned physicist claims to have found evidence that humanity is living in a ‘matrix-style’ simulation.

Dr Melvin Vopson was studying mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when he found evidence for a new law of physics termed the “second law of Infodynamics.”

Iflscience.com reports: In his latest study, Vopson looked at mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus from an information entropy (a term distinct from usual entropy) perspective. 

“The physical entropy of a given system is a measure of all its possible physical microstates compatible with the macrostate,” Vopson explained in the paper. “This is a characteristic of the non-information bearing microstates within the system. Assuming the same system, and assuming that one is able to create N information states within the same physical system (for example, by writing digital bits in it), the effect of creating a number of N information states is to form N additional information microstates superimposed onto the existing physical microstates. These additional microstates are information bearing states, and the additional entropy associated with them is called the entropy of information.”

While entropy tends to increase over time, information entropy tends to decrease, according to Vopson. An illustration of this would be the heat death of the universe, where the universe reaches a state of thermal equilibrium. At this point, entropy has reached its maximum value, but not information entropy. At this heat death (or just before), the range in temperatures and possible states in any area of the universe is very small, meaning that fewer events are possible and less information can be superimposed, making information entropy lower.

While interesting as a way of describing the universe, can it tell us anything new, or are we just seeing a secondary but unimportant way of describing entropy? According to Vopson, the idea is a physical law that could govern everything from genetics to the evolution of the universe.

“My study indicates that the second law of infodynamics appears to be a cosmological necessity. It is universally applicable with immense scientific ramifications,” Vopson wrote in The Conversation. “We know the universe is expanding without the loss or gain of heat, which requires the total entropy of the universe to be constant. However we also know from thermodynamics that entropy is always rising. I argue this shows that there must be another entropy – information entropy – to balance the increase.”

Vopson looked at the SARS-CoV-2 virus as it has mutated through the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has been regularly sequenced, to keep an eye on how it is changing, largely in order to develop new vaccines. Looking at the RNA, not DNA, he found that the information entropy decreased over time.

“The best example of something that undergoes a number of mutations in a short space of time is a virus. The pandemic has given us the ideal test sample as SARS-CoV-2 mutated into so many variants and the data available is unbelievable,” Vopson explained in a press release.

“The COVID data confirms the second law of infodynamics and the research opens up unlimited possibilities. Imagine looking at a particular genome and judging whether a mutation is beneficial before it happens. This could be game-changing technology which could be used in genetic therapies, the pharmaceutical industry, evolutionary biology, and pandemic research.”

To Vopson, this suggests that mutations are not random, but governed by a law that states that information entropy must stay the same or decrease over time. This would be an astonishing find if confirmed, overturning how we believe evolution works, but Vopson points to a similar experiment in 1972 which saw an unexpected reduction in the genome of a virus over 74 generations while in ideal conditions, which he suggests is consistent with his second law of infodynamics.

“The worldwide consensus is that mutations take place at random and then natural selection dictates whether the mutation is good or bad for an organism”, he explained. “But what if there is a hidden process that drives these mutations? Every time we see something we don’t understand, we describe it as ‘random’ or ‘chaotic’ or ‘paranormal’, but it’s only our inability to explain it. “

“If we can start looking at genetic mutations from a deterministic point of view, we can exploit this new physics law to predict mutations – or the probability of mutations – before they take place.”

Vopson believes that the law could also explain why symmetry appears so abundantly in the universe.

“A high symmetry corresponds to a low information entropy state, which is exactly what the second law of infodynamics requires,” Vopson wrote in his paper. “Hence, this remarkable observation appears to explain why symmetry dominates in the universe: it is due to the second law of information dynamics.”

The bold claims (with their requirement for further evidence) do not stop there. 

“Since the second law of infodynamics is a cosmological necessity, and appears to apply everywhere in the same way, it could be concluded that this indicates that the entire universe appears to be a simulated construct or a giant computer,” Vopson adds in The Conversation.

“A super complex universe like ours, if it were a simulation, would require a built-in data optimisation and compression in order to reduce the computational power and the data storage requirements to run the simulation. This is exactly what we are observing all around us, including in digital data, biological systems, mathematical symmetries and the entire universe.”

This doesn’t mean that confirmation of the “second law of infodynamics” would prove we are living in a simulation – it’s possible that the theory could be correct without that being the case. There are other quantum mechanical effects that appear to prove we are not. 

So, how can we test this all further? If infodynamics is correct, information should have mass, allowing it to interact with everything else. There are hints this could be the case, such as that irreversible erasure of information appears to dissipate heat, according to a study conducted in 2012. For Vopson, this indicates that this energy must be stored as mass prior to erasure, making information a separate state of matter equivalent to mass and energy.

Proving or disproving that information has mass may not be too difficult to do experimentally. One simple experiment would be to measure the mass of a hard drive before and after irreversible information erasure. Unfortunately, this is currently beyond our capabilities given the small amount of mass change expected.

But according to Vopson, if this theory is true, elementary particles would likely carry information about themselves. For instance, letting an electron (or maybe the universe’s only electron) know its properties, such as its charge and spin. One proposed experiment is to send particles and antiparticles at each other at high speeds.

“The experiment involves erasing the information contained inside elementary particles by letting them and their antiparticles (all particles have ‘anti’ versions of themselves which are identical but have opposite charge) annihilate in a flash of energy – emitting ‘photons’, or light particles,” Vopson added. “I have predicted the exact range of expected frequencies of the resulting photons based on information physics.”

While the idea is out of the mainstream, the experiment is relatively cheap at $180,000 (absolutely nothing to simulation theory proponents such as Elon Musk), and testable with current technology. Sure, it might just tell us that the idea is incorrect, but it seems like an interesting idea to look into, and rule it out, or find out whether it has weight (or, more precisely, mass).

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