Singularity

Ever felt like you're living in a simulation?

Ever felt like you're living in a simulation?

No, neither have I, to be honest. But the possibility may not be as crazy as it sounds.

Not long ago, an international team of astrophysicists created a simulation of the universe that models a cube of space 350 million light-years across. That's enough to hold tens of thousands of galaxies. Not stars, but galaxies of stars.

Now this wasn't just a single point in time that was simulated. This Illustris simulation, as they called it, was actually 'started' at a time soon after the Big Bang occurred and then the simulation was run forward in time, allowing all the 'matter' to interact based on the mathematical rules of nature - as understood by the astrophysicists - all the way up until the present day.