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GLEN MCBURNEY (1 day ago)
We have all thought that at one point are we in a dream & going to wake up,
Chalasani Sunitha (5 days ago)
Is this is a horror movie
*flails helplessly* I don't know!
MrChillin65 (8 days ago)
If "reality" is a simulation, and if this simulation was created by "someone/something" then wouldn't it make sense that this "someone/something" is what we call God, hence, faith is simply a spiritual acceptance of the existence of "God"..?
David Gustavsson (27 days ago)
Why would Ark Angeles be Adjusting the Sun
Charles Jannuzi (28 days ago)
So why don't programmers and computers in this created world show anything like the ability to do the same (create a world inside this created world). Where the f- Musk and the other doofus got the 'probability' argument is beyond me.
The Anchella (29 days ago)
Thank you for pointing out the joke.
Christopher Ensminger (30 days ago)
So basically this is the ontological argument for Gods existence. Might want to stop with hate science against God.
zubnasty (1 month ago)
Forgetting Sara Marshall! Get him to the Greek 😂😂😂😂
zubnasty (1 month ago)
John Ancel (1 month ago)
You should visit Chicago.
Biil Bon (1 month ago)
If so, who created the greater being?
Bealtaine Cottage (1 month ago)
We create reality.
Frazer Crump (1 month ago)
Nice in theory but everything within a fabricated quantum scientific realm is purely theory based. We have absolutely no physical proof that there is a creator or a higher conscious other than our own. As our “human” civilisation evolved we got the 10 commandments which I believe were to prevent anarchy and give us rules to live by m, however those rules were part of some old ancient Chinese whispers called the bible which after 2019 years will be as accurate as the stream of piss out of Russell Brands dick after a 4 day sex bender.
Matas Krivovas (1 month ago)
David icke said this in the 90s and now the mainstream science are saying it now
If that is the case, I'm a blessed bitch.
John wick (1 month ago)
Elon Musk kinda looks like Malcom Merlyn aka John Barrowman from ARROW
Rafih Mahfooz (1 month ago)
People shouldn’t be fooled by his argument. The world is true, we cannot say it’s a simulation.
Alf (1 month ago)
We are not in a simulated universe but there are laws and algorithms that govern output. A computer simualation is a mere facsimile of the reality. Yoga does a good job of explaining this but most people are to afraid to venture in to the unknown and let go of their preconceived notions..
Ford Focus (1 month ago)
so what universe is the simulater in
Detoxing Reality (1 month ago)
Russell is starting to look like the stereotypical ‘Christ’ Icon 😂.
milena deltorto (1 month ago)
Great vid!
think2wiceblog (1 month ago)
Thank you for sharing your insightful views with regards to consciousness preceding matter. It certainly seems that way. Quantum Science alone is sharing the fact that an atom is 99.9999% empty space. Also, the teaching of Vedanta shares this view.
Karma Kecleon (1 month ago)
Right, let's take all the rich people's suggestion that life is REALLY just a simulation. So, while you're poor, don't worry, it doesn't matter this is all a simulation. Don't worry if this life isn't working out for you, this is just a simulation. This is why religion became dangerous and, now, science is falling into the same thought.
Sarah Leach (1 month ago)
Russel you are very metaphysical. Perhaps you might be interested in the writings of mary baker eddy. Its called christian science. No not scientology it is not to be confused. Its very interesting if you like metaphysics
andres urena (1 month ago)
if we are in a simulation wouldnt make the idea of life after death and god real??
witeporcelan (1 month ago)
Oh mylanta Russell, you're fucking amazing... I'm in this vibration like a vibrator in vibrate mode on 99th frequency when I listen to you talk. The narrator in my head suddenly speaks with this beautiful English accent! Whaaaaaaaat!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Adam Richardson (1 month ago)
Have to admit. Even in nature, everything does strike me as “designed”.
Adam Donald Marks (1 month ago)
were searching to be enlighten each in our own way ...
Alexander Ross (2 months ago)
cogen651 (2 months ago)
This has to be a simulation otherwise how does anybody explain Russell?
Franz Ferdinand (2 months ago)
Just addressing that quip by Dawkins, what if the teenage kid he wouldn't worship decided as punishment to take Richard's consciousness after his death and put it in a fiery eternity of suffering, while the ones that did worship him go to eternal paradise. Would he worship him then? Just a thought.
maggie craigie (2 months ago)
Trump is that teenager he's talking about.
Wendy A (2 months ago)
Cat meat!?! Yuck.
laugh out loud (2 months ago)
What's that cartoon ? Teenyverse, made me laugh.
Kosmos de Kosmopoliet (2 months ago)
Keep pushing the psyops,.. the elites love it when people are confused and spaced out it disconnects them from reality, and pushes them into existential nihilism. Anyone who's thinking about Simulated Universe Theory is not going to be a problem for the elites.
Lisa G (2 months ago)
I think maybe reality as we experience it is- in the best case - a product of our relationship with God. To the extent that we can have a strong relationship with God is our reality cohesive, coherent, living, not ‘programmed’ because it has room for non-deterministic, ‘open’ phenomena, and to the extent that we separate ourselves from God is it deterministic, finite, ‘closed’, and ‘countable’. The Old Testament says about God, ‘He has made his home in deep darkness’- ie, in the place beyond the ‘light’, or conscious comprehension. To me that is very beautiful, and leaves room for the unfathomable infinite.
Lisa G (2 months ago)
Wait, wasn’t Elon Musk into Ayn Rand? And she espoused naive realism. By the way, I think Ayn Rand was wrong about nearly everything... just so no one gets the idea that I agree with her ideas. That would pain me.
Gally in Nottingham (2 months ago)
Lol at 2.20 brand gets all dmt
Gabrielowski (2 months ago)
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ― Nikola Tesla
Christine Inman (2 months ago)
Having been in a yogic awareness if you will. Again I am thank full for your voice. You have a magnificent way of being educated and street wise. Your ability to reach out on all levels. Spiritually you are helping the youth if this earth. I thank you again Mr Brand.
Omar Sultan (2 months ago)
Well can we say that we kinda are being simulated by God ?
Simon Oosthuizen (2 months ago)
The programmer came online once, I think he did some shit with bread and wine? oh and something about walking on water too lol. This makes me think very differently about the creator. If he programmed pain and starvation into the npc's of his world just so that he could go down, use haks to help them with problems he made, is he really that great of a guy? Especially seeing as the lazy bastard hasn't been online for 2018 years.
mr donk (2 months ago)
I believe our own consciousness is nothing more than an evolutionary adaptation. The true survivors are genes. We are their survival machines and I suppose we are living in a matrix. Just not one created by a superior all intelligent and loving being but one from gene mutation. Emotion including love is a part of the evolutionary adaptation which helps genes pass from one generation to the next. We place such reverence on our emotions yet they are just chemical reactions within the brain. I know people hate the idea of humans being an evolutionary consequence of gene mutation but that's just the way it is. There's still enormous wonder and awe in evolution by natural selection. I find it so awesome to think about the time and energy that genes have gone through which gave way to such an amazing diverse array of life....
Richard Shears (2 months ago)
Very intelligent man but no this isn't a simulation at all
T. Skullsplitter (2 months ago)
Elon and that other bumbling fool are the opposite of truth. Good luck to ya if you take these guys word for ANYTHING!
James Jones (2 months ago)
It's so great that your on a spiritual journey.your linguistic skills are fantastic.always loved you you legend!
Ali Ali (2 months ago)
Yes, we are? Allah is the higher than every thing. Big than the universe and all the galaxies. Time and space has nothing on him. We are in a test. And Jesus will return to earth correct his name. Learn about Islam.
Always viewing. Decades. Just disenchanted with it all. Change the name when it’s appropriate. Insta scam had a fictitious you on my back Sir Russell. I know it wasn’t you. Father of two.
David Naylor (2 months ago)
Have you read "Conversations with God" Russell? It agrees with your conclusion that the higher intelligence is love, and yet it's greatest gift to us is the capacity for free will. The God has no need of anything from us. It knows we will eventually wake up, it's just a matter of when... and it has no agenda for us to be in a hurry.
buddhastaxi666 (3 months ago)
Language talking words are our collective creation. Once you determine a value to a concept it fixes it and all extrapolations from the determined core have to maintain values consistent with the seed concept. That is as in a play or movie or novel or picture? You have to maintain plausibilty or retain suspension of disbelief or the entire edifice collapses. It is pure conciousness eternal that creates this dialoque. In the first place. The key is how perfect is the ongoing inertia of the model creation
buddhastaxi666 (3 months ago)
I see it like this. We are in a simulation cognitively. We update it in reference to the external processes. Aim being to have our inner model close to the external processes. Then our ultimate state is mindfullness that does not project or interpret....and is non material...not producing samsara.????que?
Psychiatrysts (3 months ago)
If we are in a simulation which can be frozen like a movie, where the simulation controller could freely roam our frozen frame, then that would contradict Einstein's theory. Why? Because of the paradox of two clocks synchronized when they travel past each other in opposite directions. Later, each clock must be slower than the other. By freezing reality the controller could examine both clocks in the frozen frame and only one time could exist on each clock. But we can imagine a freezable reality so why wouldn't it be freezable? I'll wager EINSTEIN WAS WRONG!
Troy Walker (3 months ago)
the architects of my reality are not loving.
Djelari Ghana (3 months ago)
all i know is that pink people and brown people do NOT go to the same place. we're not one humanity. brown ppl are humans. the rest are hybrid humanoids with some animal and neanderthal dna........manimals. manimals and humans do not belong together on the same planet. pink people need to stop tripping that you are metaphysically the same as brown people. no you aren't. you're delusional and you will see what happens very soon.
Keri Stevenson (3 months ago)
I was laying down, I thinking how weird life is now...all of the bloggers,vloggers, youtubers etc. you can spend an entire day watching other people's daily life. Then I thought if you were watching the video, from the persons day, and they were wearing camera glasses, you would literally be seeing their lives through your screen. If they had an amazing/interesting life, if you hooked into theirs, you wouldn't need one of your own. You could practically pay someone for you to live life through their eyes... With enough time and imagination, plus technology the way it is, you could," feel " what they are experiencing. Then I realized this is so happening. The deeper I went with this the crazier it sounded, but made perfect sense. That is a simple breakdown of just one of thousands of ways to have the simulated reality possibly be happening, and has been happening for a long time. Every day I trip on how fast things are changing. Being 54, I saw everything go from one way of living without cell phones, without gaming, without computers accessible to all, and life seemed so busy...how the hell did I get my questions that I have now answered in a matter of seconds. How did I go with no communication by cell phones? How the hell did I get directions fast enough when I was going somewhere- I didn't watch t.v, except standard cable, black and white mini tv in my room growing up. I know one thing for sure. Time, was slower. I got a lot done- I didn't have to explain why I wasn't available by phone- there were phone booths when you needed to make a call on the run...now entertainment is what life is about. My head spins when I look at a Netflix, showtime, Hulu, whatever play list...how the hell are there so many fricking movies and shows out? I am overwhelmed. Always feeling like I might be missing something important, life changing if I don't keep up. Life is a trip.
Debbie Cassar Wheelan (3 months ago)
@Russell Brand, Thank you. A open invitation towards the new generation to broaden their perspective horizon.
Stephen Martin (3 months ago)
How will we know from within the simulation unless we are external to it? No god... now a programmer ... ? . Perhaps Science cannot tolerate spirituality so it needs a computer programmer . I guess they know what they are speaking about. Gödel's incompleteness theorems ...there will always be statements about the natural numbers that are true, but that are not provable within the system. The second incompleteness theorem, an extension of the first, shows that the system cannot demonstrate its own consistency. I would like to make a statement about god which would prove the non-existence....oops I cannot because that would be unscientific and would be a meaningless statement as I cannot come up with an experiment that would either prove or disprove God. As for this Avatar in this game I will choose to believe that there is more than I know about . This Avatar has some game cheats called angels. Oh yeah this Avatar is a programmer . I find the work of Steven Wolfram (New Science) and Sylvester James Gates (code embedded in reality) interesting! Just would hate it if GOD was a programmer with soda and chips on her shirt!
sean wilson (3 months ago)
Love the rick n morty reference was literally just thinkn of that episode while watching this video
VALIANT JOKER (3 months ago)
Muhammad Rahman (3 months ago)
Watch rick and morty a lot off answers will be questioned.
The Running Academic (3 months ago)
My first thoughts are, why am I experiencing certain parts of this simulation/world such as hate for others, killing and so on? Why can’t it just be a consistently happy and good simulation/world? But then I think ‘simulation’ is just an easy way out of discovering our true meaning and an attempt to bypass a regression into old ways of seeing the world and life, but through an alteration of the language we use. It feels like most projections/hypothesis’s and so of our existence all reflect each other and at the same time deflect. It’s as if most people thinking/researching our existence/place here (earth), become increasingly confused and lost with the complexity of it all and choose to come up with conclusions that are hard to either agree or disagree with.
Keith Stoltzfus (3 months ago)
I got a hard time w this one...
T Baboon (3 months ago)
Your mate David Icke cornered the market on Lizards - so who is the creator? If this is correct. Or is it simulations all the way down like Neil deGrasse Tyson alludes to?
Donald McCarthy (3 months ago)
Are we in a simulation? Is your head up your fucking hole? Daft egotistical deluded rich fuckers amusing themselves by retrofitting some metaphysical shite to our tottering world of excrement. Funny how those starving Yemeni children find time to speculate about the great questions while managing to starve and die.
Bint Aadam (3 months ago)
Muslims believe that God created all possibilities and then we choose which path to take
Steve Haag (3 months ago)
I think the two main choices, or sides of the same coin, or polarities, or the original duality is 1) Oneness/void/nothingness/potential, and 2) multiplicity - whatever breaks from #1. Maybe we breathe them in and out. We take turns liking multiplicity for its provocations and interactions, and then we like to return to nothingness for rest, relief, review, and next possibilities. Or simply to be nothing at all. The Bible seems to reflect this realm of multiplicity. It's everything out of Pandora's Box, all that the broken glass reflects, all the scattered pieces of Humpty Dumpty's great fall. It can all be combined and recombined endlessly, and made into very sophisticated characters and story lines. On and on. On this side, we're trying to make something of nothing. On that other side, it's just nothing. Both relieve the other. Consciousness itself seems to like riddles, contrasts, oppositions, territories, levels, galaxies, aliens, interdimensionals, weird surprising interrelationships, and expanding story lines. It's a hungry eater. Always looking for something new and intriguing to chomp on. Like what to become among everything else becoming, however unbecoming. Waves. Frequencies. We know it when we see it, and we like to fashion it into characters with characteristics. It's something to do. If not this range of dualities, some other. No matter the 4th of 5th or whatever dimension. It will have some duality. Some this and that. Observer and stuff observed. That's what consiousness does. It seeks other. Or it goes back to none other where there is only being, if it's aware of that at all.
Regina Odom (3 months ago)
There was a book written a long time ago by a Catholic priest called the God Game about someone who's computer came to life and he was in a sense God telling the characters what to do but they did not always listen to him. It was something to think about. I do not believe in a Supreme Being who tells me what to do. I do believe in reincarnation because I have memories of it. I believe there are Spirits who are on higher levels that help us learn and grow. But not the big Poobah in the sky. I think there could be many so called Gods and Goddesses who are called that but are just highly evolved beings who assist us. I also do not believe we are the only ones in the Universe. We have had too many sightings of space craft and aliens to not know this. I really think we come here with all the stuff we need inside of us and it up to us to work at it and to try to be better human beings and have compassion and learn to control our emotions. It is our emotions that sometimes get us in the most trouble and to know how to keep yourself centered and non reactive will bring you peace inside. I once read that we should examine if we are positive, negative or neutral about things. Most would say positive is best but really neutral is because you have no agenda for things and will not be hurt by others or how things unfold thereby being able to enjoy them more. It is not about lessons but experiences because a lesson implies we are wrong and we are not just having an experience. My thoughts on this thing called simulation. I agree it is an old idea with a new twist and new words to describe it.
Chi Funk (3 months ago)
Most of Musk's "ideas" are from Philip K Dick. The illusion is built on hidden history, thus leaving us onto an ego driven society hell bent on hating eachother. Things were different back in the day I believe. Magnetism, Chi, telepathy, Magic, Giant's my lord who knows what.
Terre Cummins-Jamison (3 months ago)
Go here and look for the chart with the 3 kinds of “Aliens”. Two are tech based. Only 1 is natural. Do not be fooled by the unnatural one. The universe as well is not MADE by anything but CREATED by the Creator- GOD. https://youtu.be/t_EPLW2Ctvo Mheditation is what gets you to the TRUE/TRUTH. Aho!
Seth Kostek (3 months ago)
You are not in a simulation. https://youtu.be/_Kdo-BRcD2Q
Cali Corbs (3 months ago)
No were not there idiots
Amy Bruch (3 months ago)
Russell, look up #agenda21
Matt Parsa (3 months ago)
Simulation Theory has nothing to do with either of these sellouts.
ishalmania (3 months ago)
god is a mathematician
ryan sugimoto (3 months ago)
The nature and origin of reality and consciencousness may never be fully understood. Actually I'd say we know very little about either. And religion should be a place to turn for answers, but Western religion tends to teach acceptance of dogma over an openminded discussion of the unknown. Then there's the wealth of human knowledge that has been destroyed or omitted by conquering peoples over the ages. How many times have we had to start over on the quest for understanding? I for one am fascinated by the unknown and look forward to new theories and discoveries.
Garrett1111 (3 months ago)
Here's what we know for sure: if you're uptight about somebody else's sexuality...then that same issue is what you can't deal with within yourself. Very simple.
if this is a simulation than its also real cause something that got created in the "ultimate reality" will always be real doesnt matter how many layers of simulations we are already in cause even the simulations that we create in this one are real cause they are based in our "reality" there will be and can never be something that is ultimately simulated it will be always real cause its existing doesnt matter what we are how we work and who we are as long something is existing and there are conciouss beings to experience it it will be real and what we call reality if that makes any sense... i highly recommend a yt channel called FRANK YANG every video is worth watching dont get scared by his video titels but almost every video is 100 times deepeer than this and he went trough alot of bs trust me on that one
Joshua White (3 months ago)
wack ass ad at the beginning
Locky Mdm (3 months ago)
Your the man Russell Big fan of your work
Buck Kilgore (3 months ago)
Don’t give Tyson that credit! He’s a complete Phony!! Your way way more intelligent than he is!!!! Appreciate your open mind!!!
mark schuette (3 months ago)
the answers are found by getting out and learning about NATURE- NOT by listening to "spiritual" or "tech" language by uneducated primates who sit behind a computer all day. there is no "god" its billions of years of nature.
MaxDapp (3 months ago)
Hayley Smith (3 months ago)
Nice to see someone from entertainment world has read some philosophy books , names like husserl , Kant , have already said thousands years ago all this “new age fake invention “ starting from zero again each generation do anyone notice any development since primordial Times and year 2018? Same Ego issues masked with different names , same trivial technological also human behaviors ,same brothers and sisters hate .... The law of attraction is true , so if the generations are not sufficiently educated what kind of world will this be in the future ? What is this non sense historical repeating ? Why the matrix which is undeniable?!?!? Experiencing is not justifying the matrix , Bad ego rebirth generation after generation is a proof ! No answers at the end because we are so limited !!!!
Dreaming Son (3 months ago)
Here's a doco about a guy who spontaneously broke the simulation many years ago - pretty simple way out really - find the one who thinks it is in the simulation (that one ("I") must be an illusion if the simulation itself is an illusion) - https://www.stillnessspeaks.com/jnani-silent-sage-arunachala-ramana-maharshi/
Sweet Jimmy (3 months ago)
There is no data to back this up, so it's just conjecture. What's the point of discussing in a matter of fact way unless u are a psuedo intellectual scientistlike degrasse or the like?
xenon2 (3 months ago)
Shieet... I feel so fractalized now. Joke aside , cool observation regarding recycling/reappearing of old ideas in new clothes. Subscribed!
Joffery Hollsworth (3 months ago)
Ever the clever and interesting theorist.
john koca (3 months ago)
What a trip!
UnderATallTree (3 months ago)
Not a big fan of nuance are you Mr. Brand?
Manas Surya (3 months ago)
If the universe is a simulation, then that simply leads to the bigger question of who is simulating us, why is it doing it, and through what mechanism/ technology is it doing so. And how did that being come into existence in the first place?
Nautilus1972 (3 months ago)
Philip K Dick suggested a simulate universe in the seventies. Musk is just a bandwagoner.
Rod Luftalchimist (3 months ago)
What if it's a simulation? Then try and make the most of it. In the end it's all about learning and gathering momentum to either get out of the simulation and into the real thing, or going up into a higher level of the simulation. It's all lessons, and you can learn in a classroom, in a field trip, alone with a book or in front of your computer, so why not in a simulation as well?
T&A (3 months ago)
Enrique Gallo (3 months ago)
Loved the last joke
antek gordon (3 months ago)
That is and remains an educated guess. Not impossible tough :)
Tristen Perez (3 months ago)
Wow I've never actually made that connection. "Of course there is no God, that's silly. However, statistically speaking, there's probably a wise creator of this universe who knows everything that's going to happen because it's all simulated. That sounds like God? What, you're crazy!". Lol.
immigrant george (3 months ago)
No we aren't in a simulation. Still, some kind of thing that could be described as a Matrix exist. And it is a mechanism, because the existence on all levels is a mechanims. In essence, the hen can only lay an egg from which only a chicken can come We wouldld have understood that long time ago if we wanted. On spiritual level these mechanisms can be changed. Basically, the spiritual and mental environment around us creates us to reflect the same environment. And later we continue to build the environment according to our values, which are formed by the environment itself... So, Matrix... A machine.
Franz Petschel (3 months ago)
I recommend “Myth of ourselves “ by Alan Watts
Amr Yasin (3 months ago)
The way I see it is more evident of the existence of God. What goes around comes around, (Statement directed to the human mind and the Scientist/Atheist) .

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