Very interesting article over on wired about simulations and giant computers and the nature of the universe. Like the Matrix, only moreso.
Reminds me a lot of
Permutation City which I picked up at AggieCon one year. The book adds a little twist: once a world is created on a machine as a simulation, you can’t really kill the world. You can stop the program, but the world will still exist .. its simulation continues by “hitching a ride on the Great Computation” like the article says (I think I have that right .. it’s been a while since I read the book).
The Thirteenth Floor tonight and it had a lot of the same ideas (worlds simulated withing worlds and stuff) .. (btw, not a great movie, but worth the $2.14 to rent it 😉