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The '''Simulation Hypothesis''' proposes that conscious beings could be immersed within an artificial Universe embedded within a higher order of reality. The roots of this argument can be found throughout the history of philosophy in such works as Plato's "[[wikipedia:The Allegory of the Cave|Allegory of the Cave]]" and Descartes "[[wikipedia:Evil demon|evil demon]]".
The important distinction between these and modern Simulation Arguments has been the addition of proposed methods of engineering Simulated Reality through the use of computers and the assumption that the conscious beings themselves are simulated, rather than merely "brains in a vat". This version also suggests that it is far more likely that we are living in a Simulation than we are not.
==External links==
*[[wikipedia:Allegory of the Cave|The Allegory of the Cave]] on Wikipedia
*[[wikipedia:Evil demon|Evil demon]] on Wikipedia
==See also==
*[[Simulation Argument]]

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