We Belong in a Simulation

Dr Stuart Woolley
8 min readJul 21, 2020

The future of humanity lies in spun up virtual universes where anything is possible, and probable.

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With physical restrictions in the current world starting with lifespan, disease, and accidental damage to oneself to the scientific limitations of space exploration, energy production, and the current technological enhancement that drives them — are we as a race better to concentrate on migrating to a simulation as a first step?

Let us consider some of the key points of such a technological feat and some of the possible ramifications of such an endeavour.

To enable simulation on a large scale requires four things,

  • Power
  • Computing Capacity
  • Advanced Coding
  • Human Migration


As a race we need to concentrate scientific research on renewable energy production be it solar, wind, tide, or optimally nuclear fusion until such a time as we can directly harness the power of the sun directly through a Dyson construction of some kind and then move on to more exotic, longer term solutions.

Fossil fuels have no long term reliability, even if the entire race is inhabiting a simulation and has no need of a breathable atmosphere, as they are finite and as such will eventually be…



Dr Stuart Woolley

Worries about the future. Way too involved with software. Likes coffee, maths, and . Would prefer to be in academia. SpaceX, Twitter, and Overwatch fan.