Programming Relativity As the Mathematics of Perspective in a Planck Unit Simulation Hypothesis

5 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2019

Date Written: June 22, 2018


The Simulation Hypothesis proposes that all of reality is in fact an artificial simulation, analogous to a computer simulation. Outlined here is a method for programming relativistic mass, space and time at the Planck level as applicable for use in Planck Universe-as-a-Simulation Hypothesis. For the virtual universe the model uses a 4-axis hyper-sphere that expands in incremental steps (the simulation clock-rate). Virtual particles that oscillate between an electric wave-state and a mass point-state are mapped within this hyper-sphere, the oscillation driven by this expansion. Particles are assigned an N-S axis which determines the direction in which they are pulled along by the expansion, thus an independent particle motion may be dispensed with. Only in the mass point-state do particles have fixed hyper-sphere co-ordinates. The rate of expansion translates to the speed of light and so in terms of the hyper-sphere co-ordinates all particles (and objects) travel at the speed of light, time (as the clock-rate) and velocity (as the rate of expansion) are therefore constant, however photons, as the means of information exchange, are restricted to lateral movement across the hyper-sphere thus giving the appearance of a 3-D space. Lorentz formulas are used to translate between this 3-D space and the hyper-sphere co-ordinates, relativity resembling the mathematics of perspective.

Keywords: Relativity, hyper-sphere, mathematics of perspective, simulation hypothesis, mathematical universe, Matrix, Planck

JEL Classification: C60

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Macleod, Malcolm, Programming Relativity As the Mathematics of Perspective in a Planck Unit Simulation Hypothesis (June 22, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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