British physicist and geneticist Melvin Vopson of the University of Portsmouth has once again attracted the attention of scientists and other researchers by presenting an astonishing theory that makes us think about the nature of the Universe.
At first he surprised the public with his research on predicting genetic mutations, but then he moved on to more fundamental conclusions. He argues that the Universe and everything in it may be just part of a vast artificial reality, similar to a computer simulation.
This unusual theory was published in the journal AIP Advances.
Vopson’s impressive discovery came last year when he presented a rule that could predict genetic mutations and their consequences. This rule is based on the second law of thermodynamics, which states that entropy, which measures chaos in isolated systems, either increases or remains the same over time.
However, something interesting happens in information systems: entropy remains constant or decreases. Vopson called this phenomenon the second law of information dynamics.
This means that redundant information in such systems is removed, similar to the process of computer deletion or compression of unused code.
Based on these findings, the physicist comes to a surprising conclusion: we may be living in a simulation. His previous research also indicates that information is the fundamental building block of the universe and even has physical mass.
This could be the key to discovering mysterious dark matter and energy that have long remained elusive.
The theory of dark energy as a potential storehouse of information is becoming increasingly intriguing. Tens of years ago, the scientist Vernadsky spoke about the noosphere as a cosmic repository of information.
All this makes us think about the nature of the Universe and its connection with information.
Vopson’s hypothesis still leaves many questions unanswered, but it also encourages us to think that our reality may be more complex than we thought. Maybe the Universe really is hidden behind the veil of an artificial simulation.