Are We Living in a Simulated Universe? New Evidence Suggests So


In an intriguing development, Melvin Vopson, an associate professor of physics at the University of Portsmouth, proposed our reality might be a sophisticated virtual simulation. This theory, while not entirely new, gained traction, due to Vopson’s recent findings and his establishment of the ‘second law of information dynamics.’

Vopson’s research suggests the physical behavior of information in our universe mirrors the process of computer code being compressed or deleted. This observation led him to propose we might be characters in an advanced virtual world, a concept that has been popularized by science fiction films like The Matrix.

The second law of information dynamics, established by Vopson, posits that the ‘entropy’ or disorder, in a system of information, decreases over time.

This is contrary to the second law of thermodynamics, which states entropy can only increase or remain constant. Vopson’s law provides a fresh perspective on how information behaves, offering a potential explanation for the prevalence of symmetry in the universe.

Symmetry, as observed in biological systems, atomistic systems, mathematical symmetries, and the universe at large, is seen as evidence supporting the simulation theory.

High symmetry corresponds to the lowest information entropy state, suggesting nature’s preference for it. According to Vopson, this symmetry optimizes the computation of everything in the universe, hinting at a digitally constructed world.

Vopson also proposes that information should be considered the fifth state of matter, following solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. This idea has been met with skepticism, but it forms part of a broader scientific field known as information physics. This posits that physical reality is fundamentally composed of bits of information.

Furthermore, Vopson claims information bits have mass and could potentially constitute the elusive dark matter that makes up a significant portion of the universe.

He predicts the number of digital bits will surpass the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years, leading to an ‘information catastrophe’ – a point at which the maximum possible digital information has been created and the maximum power to sustain it has been reached.

While these theories may seem far-fetched, they offer a fascinating perspective on our understanding of reality. As we continue to explore the frontiers of physics and information technology, we may find ourselves questioning the very nature of our existence.