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Is the Universe Real?

Rethinking the idea that makes you rethink reality

Illustration: Zoë Van Dijk

TThree years ago, the American Museum of Natural History in New York hosted a debate that has since been watched 2.1 million times on YouTube. Four physicists and a philosopher, prodded by moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, spent two hours discussing whether reality as we know it might be a simulation.




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Brian Bergstein

Brian Bergstein

Journalist in Boston. Editor at large, NEO.LIFE. I’ve been executive editor of MIT Technology Review and tech editor at the AP. More info:

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