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Reality Check

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Reality Check

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Author: David Brin
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group, 2000
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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Do you ever get that sense of deja vu... a feeling that you've experienced something before? As computers get more and more complex, they are able to replicate the nature of reality in ever finer detail. How would we recognize if we were living in a computer simulation - a highly accurate world of virtual reality? Perhaps this isn't your first time...

This short story originally appeared in Nature, March 16, 2000. It can also be found in the anthologies Year's Best SF 6 (2001), edited by David G. Hartwell, The Hard SF Renaissance (2002), edited by Kathryn Cramer and David G. Hartwell, and Live Without a Net (2003), edited by Lou Anders. The story is included in the collection Tomorrow Happens (2003) and Insistence of Vision (2016).

Read the full story for free at Nature.


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