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Dr. Amish Patel: The Universe is a Simulation and I Have the Proof

Do you fear we might live in a simulation? Well, I just had the unique privilege to interview Dr. Amish Patel, who not only argues passionately that the Universe is indeed a simulation but also shares for the very 1st time his groundbreaking proof that this is indeed the case.

During our 30 min discussion with Dr. Patel we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: who is Amish Patel in his own words; his cutting-edge work in cosmology, quantum mechanics and applied mathematics; the collapse of scientific materialism; his savant-like multiplication skills; mathematics and the nature of reality; his biggest dream and biggest fear; why everything around us is information and his “it from bit theory of the universe”; the computation hypothesis and the simulation hypothesis; why we are the AI; negativity and nihilism; why and how we can and should become Gods; Dr. Patel’s proof we live in a simulation; Douglas Adams’ answer to life, the universe and everything; π, 41.914159265359 and the dangers of rounding numbers…

I have to mention that both I and Dr. Patel owe a special debt of gratitude to Alex Ross from the Never Sleeps Network without whom this interview would not have happened.

As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full. To show your support you can write a review on iTunes or make a donation.

Who is Dr. Amish Patel?

Dr. Amish Patel holds the Isaac Newton chair of applied mathematics and cosmology at the Mumbai campus of India’s Institute of Technology [MIIT]. His obsession with mathematics started when he was five-years-old and he quickly developed savant-like math abilities. As an award-winning mathematician, Dr. Patel was the youngest ever recipient of the Turing Prize and a full scholarship to MIIT at the age of fifteen. After studying quantum mechanics, cosmology, and applied mathematics for over 25 years, Amish has become the first scientist ever who not only discovered falsifiable evidence that our universe is effectively a computer simulation but also the very code at the heart of our space-time reality that makes up everything in our universe.

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  • billy lee


  • Gord Deans


    MASTERFUL. You had me until 41.14159265359~~~. WELL PLAYED. I needed a good laugh.

    Thank you,


  • TheLastLeader

    Great interview, the MIIT guy is a real genius!

  • Steve Giess

    Masterfully done.

  • Thanks very much – I have corrected that now and and appreciate you telling me for I want to escape Dr. Patel’s wrath upon finding out I messed up his number 😉

  • Marie Antoinette LeDonne

    Haha. Happy Holidays.

  • This really made my day. Excellent showmanship! You got me, Hook line and sinker. Luckily I just started listening without reading the article first. The moment of the reveal, the number… Loved it!

  • Wholewitt

    Ok, nicely done. I use to think we were in a simulation because some things were just impossible unless some joker was setting it up (still true). Trump being elected President for example. But I came to a conclusion that the universe was just to complex to be a sim. No programmer would bother making quarks and minute forces and god particles. Max Tegmark shows most things are based in math but that may just be due to the need for things to fit and function (physics).

  • Gord Deans


    Just rewatched this interview 2 days later and it is STILL brilliantly played.

    To “Dr. Amish Patel” – EXCELLENTLY portrayed sir!

    The first time through, there were a number of hints that gave me discomfort (particularly the do not interrupt comment), but not enough to question the entire interview until the number 41.14159265359~~~ came along. This time through, there are even more obvious hints to the hoax.

    How many give-aways have anyone else found?

  • lenny

    Had me for a bit but i finally caught on. Good april fools gag!

  • Lukas Müller

    Lovely Nikola, just lovely! 🙂

    Wonderfully played. Weirdly believeable up to a point … when I had to burst out into laughter.

    Amazing and not at all expected.

    Reflection with humor.

    I’d love more of that, just as a provocation of thought. Which never can be wrong? Can it?

    Truly something… fresh. 🙂

  • megatomic

    Haha! I just listened, this is the best laugh I’ve had in a long long time. Thanks Socrates. 😀

  • bradhapa

    I was already laughing out loud at the outrageous of the “professor” and then laughed even louder once I realized the date this was posted. Nicely done, Mr. Patel and Socrates!

  • Daram Brandesign

    Hey can anybody send his other links, where i can track this guys work

  • Nicholsp03

    Can you do it again and get Professor James Gates to play Amish Patel?

  • Jon Neverdie Jacobs

    Absolute Classic!

  • Nikola and Amish on their April Fool’s Prank: Serious about Comedy and Comedy about the Serious https://youtu.be/TQUwGV7Nz7M

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  • Bob

    You got me. I thought this was a serious interview as I was listening in my car ride weeks after downloading it. I was laughing so hard when he railed into you about your math ignorance. Any way well done.

  • kirby vanburch

    One of a kind. I love this guy. Best interview EVER!

  • latinocool79

    Oh my god… I fell for it. I was getting excited… sorry I dont curse that much but fuck yourselves… I wanted it to be true

  • kjdulin

    I totally fell for this. Was just looking up Dr. Patel to get additional information only to find that this was an April Fools prank.
    Well done, I needed a good laugh today.
    Still, 41.914159265359 should never be rounded

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