Many science fiction works, as well as some of the best technologists and futurists predict that in the future there will be supercomputers that can generate huge amounts of data. Let us suppose for a moment that these predictions are correct. Then these supercomputers would be able to make detailed simulations of your ancestors or relatives who are no longer among us. Because computers would be really powerful, they could generate a large number of simulations. We are talking about computer programs with simulated conscious people.(matrix)
Then it might be the case that the vast majority of minds like ours do not belong to the original race, but rather people simulated by the descendants of an original advanced race. If this were the case, it would be rational to think that our minds are likely to be simulated rather than biological beings. Therefore, if we do not believe that we are currently living in a computer simulation, our offspring are likely to be able to create simulations of their ancestors. That is the basic idea.
And as always, reality surpasses fiction. The English company “Improbable” is developing software to build huge virtual worlds. They will serve everything from games to shared workspaces, and even simulated cities with all of their infrastructure.(matrix)
The Matrix begins
The London-based company is hoping to turn the world into a simulation , or rather make The Matrix a reality. “Improbable” has developed a system to build huge virtual worlds, and has revealed that it has a new investment to boost its smart software.
We are already working with cities around the world to create complex simulations of entire regions to help creators, and their software can be used for everything from games to the creation of new worlds where humans can live with the use of Headphones , according to information provided by the British newspaper Daily Mail .(matrix)
“Our vision is to create huge virtual worlds,” said Herman Narula, CEO of Improbable. “Basically, we want to build The Matrix.”
The company, which also has a branch office in San Francisco, has revealed that it has already raised $ 502 million in funds managed by Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank as well as other investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Horizons Ventures.
“We believe that the next important phase in computing will be the emergence of large-scale virtual worlds that will enrich the human experience and change the way we understand the real world , “ Narula continued.
The first product of Improbable is SpatialOS, described as a distributed operating system for huge, large-scale simulations . The technology allows the creation of super simulations called “virtual worlds” , at a computer level never seen before, and at the same time able to support more connected users simultaneously. The firm is also using the real world for simulation.(matrix)
“We are already working on projects with telecom companies, governments and other companies to explore all the possibilities, detailed simulations to make better decisions from real-world data and we hope to talk more about this in the future,” Narula concluded.
Potential applications include simulation of transport infrastructure , telecommunications networks or the behavior of autonomous vehicle fleets. Developers are already using SpatialOS to build a range of different types of games that leverage their ability to manage on a larger scale the number of players in a seamless virtual world.(matrix)
Solina Chau, the founder of Horizons Ventures in Hong Kong, said they have been supporting Improbable from the start and still see enormous potential in the application of their technology, both to solve real-world problems and to change the future of Video game industry.(matrix)
That said, it seems that we are approaching dangerously to the day when human beings lived a simulated life , with the possibility of raising their minds to the “cloud” , living their lives in that virtual reality. But the important thing is the following dilemma:(matrix)
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. Take the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe what you want to believe. Take the red pill: you stay in wonderland and I’ll show you how deep the rabbit hole is. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth, nothing more. “(matrix)