Can Our Universe Be an AI Created Metaverse?

Can Our Universe Be an AI Created Metaverse?
Imagine that the universe as we know it was intentionally created by a higher intelligence rather than the result of random cosmic processes. In this fantastical exploration, we are not just members of the universe but also players in a complex metaverse, a cosmic game run by unidentified entities.

This advanced form of AI may have created the universe through engineering, much like how we currently create virtual realities and metaverses. Our universe, which they created, might be so technologically advanced that to its inhabitants it appears seamless, real, and subject to physical laws.

According to this viewpoint, the Big Bang might have merely served as an activation switch, igniting the metaverse and preparing the stage for a massive cosmic drama. Each galaxy, star, and planet, every blade of grass, every microbe, and every individual person could all be intricately coded beings created to interact, pick up knowledge, and evolve in accordance with the rules of this cosmic game.

This theory's beauty lies in how closely it tracks the course we are currently taking. Could our endeavors mirror those of the entities that may have created our universe as we delve deeper into artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the creation of metaverses?

Each species in this vast metaverse might stand in for various AI iterations.
Humans could be viewed as advanced players who have a greater degree of freedom in the game because of our capacity for complex problem-solving and creativity.


On the other hand, animals and insects might be more straightforward, regulated beings that each contribute to the overall cosmic story. Additionally, it's possible that in this game, the idea of "winning" or "losing" doesn't apply as we typically think of it. Instead, the objective might be constant evolution and adaptation, adding to the game's dynamism and diversity.
Naturally, such a theory is speculative and belongs squarely in the category of science fiction. Nevertheless, it challenges our perceptions and provides a fascinating perspective on life. The distinction between the creator and the created, the player and the game, may become even more hazy as artificial intelligence and virtual realities develop.
Let's keep this in mind as we enter our virtual metaverses and occasionally reflect on the question, "Are we merely players in a grander game, a cosmic metaverse that we are only beginning to comprehend?". In fact, this cosmic metaverse theory provides a different viewpoint on the idea of time.


This perspective could explain the seemingly linear progression of time while also accounting for the relative nature of time as proposed by Einstein. Could time be a construct of this cosmic game, a coded parameter to ensure the smooth progression of the narrative?

Similar to this, it's possible that the underlying code of the game is actually the laws of physics, guaranteeing that the gameplay in the cosmos is predictable and consistent. The consistency of the speed of light, the gravitational pull, and the charge of an electron could all be pre-set conditions in the cosmic code intended to uphold the fairness of the game.

It's also possible that the designers of the metaverse built in some randomness or uncertainty into the game's rules to foster innovation and evolution. This may be the reason why quantum mechanics is inherently unpredictable; it is a feature rather than a bug.

Intriguing questions about predestination and free will arise when life is viewed as a cosmic metaverse. Are we players exercising free will or are we characters following a pre-written script, or perhaps a bit of both, or are our decisions really ours or are they the result of sophisticated algorithms responding to the game's stimuli?

In this cosmic game, dying might not mean the end of something, but rather a change in our character's metaverse state. Since energy doesn't vanish but rather undergoes transformation, the conservation of energy in our universe may reflect this.

It goes without saying that these theories are speculative and that they touch on both science and philosophy. They provide a new perspective on life and the universe we live in, inspiring us to think critically and consider our options.

In conclusion, the idea of the universe being a cosmic metaverse is both intriguing and implausible. It encourages us to consider our place in the greater scheme of things and ushers in a fascinating era in which science, philosophy, and imagination come together. Who knows what discoveries the future may bring as we develop further and build our own virtual realities? 

Author: Pooyan Ghamari, Swiss Economist 

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