Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream, sweetheart
–Sh-Boom, The Crew Cuts (1954)
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chatter as to whether our existence is real or just a simulation in some super powerful computer. Reading these metaphysical discussions can end up causing an existential crisis of faith type moments in some people. But that is only partly what this post is about.