Book Review: ‘The Universe – Solved!’

So are we really living in a computer simulation? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? Personally I’m not so sure it’s all as simple as that, but it’s a fascinating speculative argument and one that fits in well in this digital/information age.

I do part company with the author on some issues, but this is mainly because there seems to be a positive moral message running throughout the book, which is probably just as well otherwise half the book’s readers might lapse into paranoia and psychosis. Elvidge also advocates the existence of a soul, and whilst I myself feel that there has to be something more to human consciousness and self-awareness, I’m not so sure that my consciousness means that I’m a separate entity per se, but perhaps rather a small subjective part of something greater.