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A disturbing thought...

Apart from the unknown origins of consciousness, consider that with modern computing, us as species could create/replicate an enclosed universe of any size, (e.g cricketball), by creating a singularity/low-entropy beginning, providing some parameters (just like the numbers the speaker is referring to) and from this produce a highly-complex system (similar to our universe).

Any intelligent life that eventuated within the system wouldn't be aware of any space outside their system (just as we aren't),

Could we all be rats in another species lab experiment?

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