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Nature of reality

What is real and how do we know?

Influences

My beliefs

  • Nothing in our universe can travel faster than light.
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  • Perception of time can be sped up or slowed down, but not reversed (forwards time travel is possible, backwards is not).
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  • Teleportation, if it's ever invented, is more likely to resemble the creation of copies than 'true' teleportation.
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  • Our universe began with low entropy and continues on a long, slow path to high entropy, powering literally everything along the way.
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  • The universe, at the most fundamental level, may just be a mathematical structure (ala Max Tegmark's The Mathematical Universe).
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  • Something like the Big Bang happened, and will probably happen again.
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  • Something existed before the Big Bang (outside of time and space as we know them).
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  • Other dimensions and universes exist.
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  • The laws of physics (see physics) likely prevent us from ever proving that other universes exist.
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  • Our universe is probably a simulation or sandbox within a larger universe or set of universes.
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