Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a pup.
A pair of physicists sleep a lot easier at night now that they've shown that quantum weirdness involving twists in space-time can't conceivably be simulated, adding to a list of problems that The Matrix would have no answer for. Sorry Neo.
Theoretical physicists Zohar Ringel and Dmitry Kovrizhin from the University of Oxford and the Hebrew University in Israel found a solid road-block to solving algorithms involving quantum-based Monte Carlo simulations.
The short version is, it basically means we can't model the physics we know of on even the biggest computer imaginable.
You're not in a simulation. Probably not, at least.To read more, click here.