The Platonic ComputerwithSimon Duan

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Simon Duan came from China to the UK to study in the ’80s. He received a PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University and currently works for the UK government on technology commercialization between the UK and China. He has long-standing interests in paranormal research and is a past vice president of the Chinese Parapsychology Association. His website is

Here he shares his theoretical model of reality that can account for paranormal phenomena of high strangeness.

00:00 Introduction

05:01 Simulation theories

10:37 The Platonic realm

15:44 Who is the programmer?

21:11 Spirits

25:02 High strangeness

27:21 Hacking

34:20 Psychenautics

39:51 Conclusion

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(Recorded on December 30, 2022)

Published on February 1, 2023


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