Who says scientists are boring?
Nick Bostrom, professor of Philosophy at Oxford University and the Director of the Future of Humanity Institute has offered the theory that we may not actually be what we think we are. We may, in fact, be a holographic program generated by banks of supercomputers created by an alien species.
As a side note, could you imagine creating a group of sentient beings and then having them figure out on their own that you created them?
This is a pretty fringe concept, but not without its backers. Rich Terrile, the director of the Centre for Evolutionary Computation and Automated Design at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory thinks that our creator may not be a God, but a cosmic computer programmer. Neat.
“Right now the fastest NASA supercomputers are cranking away at about double the speed of the human brain,” the NASA scientist told Vice. That means this supercomputer would be far beyond anything we can even comprehend.