38755171 story Physicists Devise Test For Whether the Universe Is a Simulation 529 Posted by Soulskill on Saturday October 13, 2012 @01:47PM from the computer-end-program dept. olsmeister writes "Ever wonder if the universe is really a simulation? Well, physicists do too. Recently, a group of physicists have devised a way that could conceivably figure out one way or the other whether that is the case. There is a paper describing their work on arXiv. Some other physicists propose that the universe is actually a giant hologram with all the action actually occurring on a two-dimensional boundary region."