Are We Already In The Matrix?

Authored by Riz Virk via HackerNoon.com,

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Note: This is one in a series of articles for the 20th anniversary of the release of The Matrix, and the release of my new book, ; The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics, and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game. Here, I’ll review some of the scientific reasons why this may be the case. A version of this article was originally published on scientificinquirer.com.

From Science Fiction to Science

This year on March 31 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking film, The Matrix and the release of my new book, The Simulation HypothesisThe Matrix was influential in many ways — the incredible special effects, the no holds barred action, etc. Like Star Warsbefore it, it has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon that extends well beyond the film itself. This is partly because of its philosophy; The Matrix is perhaps the most popular incarnation of what we now call “the simulation hypothesis” — which is the idea that we are all living in a giant shared online video game. read more

NZ On Edge: Festival Evacuated Over ‘Far-Right’ Tattoo; Crime To Download, Distribute Manifesto

New Zealand is on edge following the March 15 terror attacks at two Christchurch mosques that left 50 dead. 

On Saturday, around 5,000 concertgoers were evacuated from the Homegrown Music Festival in Wellington because a festival worker reported someone with a ‘far-right’ tattoo.

After the roughly 30 minute evacuation, the tattoo was discovered to be “traditional” instead, according to the New Zealand Herald (h/t Cassandra Fairbanks of Gateway Pundit) read more

Teenager Disappears After Leaving Home Wearing McDonald’s Uniform

Authorities are investigating why a teenager went missing after leaving home wearing a McDonald’s uniform on March 14.

Police in McDonough, Georgia, are trying to trace the movements of Kayla McKnight, 16, who left home dressed for work.

“She was last seen wearing her McDonald’s uniform, which was a gray polo shirt and black pants,” the McDonough Police Department said in a Facebook post dated March 22.

Authorities do not know which direction she headed in after leaving her home.

“Kayla McKnight (age 16) left her home in McDonough in an unknown direction,” police said. read more

Shen Yun Impresses in Berlin

BERLIN, Germany—Berlin’s populace were eager to attend Shen Yun Performing Arts after seeing advertisements on television and hearing that this company is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company. This touched their desire to see something amazing. Not just people from Berlin, but other German cities, decided to buy tickets.

Everyone was looking forward to a performance that brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life, as well as scenes from more modern times.

Eight of the nine performances in Berlin, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Potsdamer Platz were sold out. read more

Trump Supporters Gather at Trump Tower With Message for New York City

A group of President Trump supporters rallied in front of Trump Tower in support of the president’s 2020 election bid, and celebrated the end of the Russia collusion investigation by Robert Mueller.

A grassroots collection of Trump supporters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania came together in New York City on March 23 to support the president.

They came to Trump Tower on 5th Avenue with hats and signs saying “Make America Great Again,” “Keep America Great,” and “Trump 2020.” read more

Iraqi Interpreter for Navy SEALS Sworn in as US Citizen

SAN DIEGO—For years, the man the U.S. Navy SEALS called by his codename “Johnny Walker,” risked his life serving the U.S. military as an interpreter during the war in Iraq. Now, more than 10 years after arriving in the United States, Walker is officially an American citizen.

“It is a crazy feeling. I mean I am lucky … I am the luckiest guy in the world,” Walker told The Epoch Times on March 20.

As he put his hand over his heart while the national anthem played during the ceremony, Walker broke into tears, saying all of the memories of the missions he’s served and the sacrifices of the men he calls his brothers, came rushing back in a single moment. read more

New Jersey Legislators Demand “Huck Finn” Be Removed From State’s Schools

Via The College Fix,

Here we go again: A pair of lawmakers in New Jersey want the state’s schools to stop using the classic Mark Twain novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“ in their classrooms.

As reported by Politico, although the book contains numerous “anti-racist and anti-slavery themes” it also features over 200 mentions of the N-word. New Jersey State Assembly members Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Jamel Holley contend the latter “can cause students to feel upset, marginalized or humiliated and can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in the classroom.” read more

House Intel Readies Criminal Referrals For Clinton Operatives Who “Perpetuated This Hoax”

Just hours after President Trump proclaimed It began illegally. And hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed

It seems the “other side” may just get what they deserved.

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Here is Nunes from Friday…

“This is the unravelling of the biggest political scandal in American history…remember, this dates back to late 2015, early 2016 & this began as nothing more/nothing less than a Clinton/Obama operation with a bunch of dirty cops at the FBI & career DOJ officials.” –@DevinNunes pic.twitter.com/gg5HSPzJq2 read more