Speed of light & Simulation hypothesis

Gill Eapen
2 min readDec 31, 2023

Any simulation needs to keep at least one variable to be universally true. This will assure that all participants have an equal chance of participating with a fair chance of progression. Most human scale simulations, like games, keep time as the universally true variable. For example, if you are simulating trains, planes or automobiles, you will keep a universal clock that all participants have access to. In the contemporary universe, we do have a variable that is kept constant. Unlike time, as in the case of human scale simulations, it is the speed of light.

This gives additional credibility that we are living in a simulation as everything else is a variable except this central attribute. This is a curious choice by the simulator as it will create significant complexity for the matrix. If she had selected time to be universal, the system will be commonplace, and the inhabitants would have had a theory of everything very quickly. But by selecting the speed of light as the constant, she has opened up a plethora of possibilities, as space-time becomes relative to the observer. This introduces a lot of noise into the system as one tries to figure out what is happening. Just imagine a train simulator where the speed of trains is a constant and that will require the space between stations to shrink or time to accelerate when the train goes downhill. At the turn of last century, we had a unique individual who figured it out, something that may have been unexpected.

But still, a theory of everything appears far into the future. Of course, the simulator can simply change the parameters if the inhabitants get any closer. The universe appears to be a simulation, with the creator not willing to let the inhabitants understand how it works. That makes it interesting as humans have no chance of getting closer before they disappear perhaps in less than a few hundred years.

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Gill Eapen

Gill Eapen is the founder and CEO of Decision Options ®, Mr. Eapen has over 30 years of experience in strategy, finance, engineering, and general management