Top Scientists Weigh In On Whether We All Live In A Hologram

Our universe certainly seems real, but in recent years, a growing number of scientists have begun to wonder if it’s all just a sophisticated simulation. Are we and everything around us nothing more than points of data in some sort of cosmic hologram?

A group of celebrated scientists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, will sit down on Tuesday for a serious discussion of what may sound more like a sci-fi movie plot than reality.

The event at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History starts at 7 p.m. Eastern time. You can watch it live in the video above.

Tyson will be joined by Lisa Randall, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University; Max Tegmark, a cosmologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; David Chalmers, a professor of philosophy at New York University; Zohreh Davoudi, a theoretical physicist at MIT; and James Gates, a theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland.

The event is part of the museum’s Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate series, which is held each year to commemorate the life of the iconic science fiction author.

It promises to be a lively discussion — or maybe it will just seem that way.

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