From the Metaverse to the Simulation/Matrix


Rizwan Virk
Play Labs at MIT, Executive Director

How we get from the metaverse and then get into the discussion about whether we’re living in a simulation already. Video game metaphors make sense in this discussion, but it can also include as questions of ontology (what is real) and epistemology (how do you know what is real). Will glitches tell us if we’re living in a simulation? Are we building the Matrix already? Are we building a computational multiverse? And does Riz really believe we are living in a simulation?