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"Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?"

I'll freely admit that I'm having great--and increasing--difficulty recognizing satire. This piece in the The New Yorker could well be a joke, but I can't tell. You decide. Excerpt:

And so both of these bizarre events [Trump's election and the Oscars] put one in mind of a simple but arresting thesis: that we are living in the Matrix, and something has gone wrong with the controllers. This idea was, I’m told, put forward first and most forcibly by the N.Y.U. philosopher David Chalmers: what is happening lately, he says, is support for the hypothesis that we are living in a computer simulation and that something has recently gone haywire within it. The people or machines or aliens who are supposed to be running our lives are having some kind of breakdown. There’s a glitch, and we are in it.

Regardless, this is a much better take: "Can a Scientific Law Explain the Oscar-Night Debacle?"

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