Philosopher Nick Bostrom wrote a paper that makes a fascinating suggestion: You could be living in a simulation.
ABSTRACT. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.
Check out this Vox video for an entertaining primer:
You may be tempted to debate whether or not you are living in a simulation. However, I suggest contemplating another question:
If you were living in a simulation, would you live your life differently?
Please tell me what you think. I will post my thoughts soon.