“Simulation Theory“ by Muse

1. \"Делът на цивилизациите на човешко ниво, които достигат до след-човешка фаза (тоест такава, която е способна да изпълнява симулации на предците си с висока степен на достоверност), е много близък до нула\", или
2. \"Делът на след-човешките цивилизации, които се интересуват от провеждането на симулации на своята еволюционна история или нейни вариации, е много близък до нула\", или
3. \"Делът на всички хора с нашия вид преживявания, които живеят в симулация, е много близък до едно“.

Ето така през 2003 г. шведският философ трансхуманист и професор в University of Oxford – Niklas Boström, – формулира своите три тезиса в статията „Живеете ли в компютърна симулация?“, че нашата реалност е илюзия.

Той обаче не е първият в човешката история, който стига до подобни изводи. Питагор, Платон и Аристотел в Европа, Джуан Дзъ в Китай, както и индийската концепция за Майя – илюзията на битието, – Рене Декарт в Средновековието, а в по-близките ни дни Jaron Zepel Lanier, създателят на термина Virtual Reality (VR - виртуална реалност) през 1989 г., имат сходни идеи.    

Теорията на симулацията, или хипотезата на симулацията, както е известно, всъщност е философско учение за това, че реалността е симулация, като най-често се има предвид „компютърна симулация“. Това учение намира интерпретация в масовата култура, като е достатъчно да споменем творбите на писателите Richard Bach, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Dick, филмите от трилогията „Matrix“ („Матрицата“) на Lana и Lilly Wachowski, „The Thirteenth Floor“ („Тринайсетият етаж“) на Josef Rusnak, „Total Recall“ („Зов за завръщане“) на Paul Verhoeven и „Ready Player One“ („Играч първи, приготви се“) на Steven Spielberg.

В тази поредица се включват и музикантите от британската рок група MUSE:

„Нарекохме нашия албум “SIMULATION THEORY” („ТЕОРИЯ НА СИМУЛАЦИЯТА“) под влиянието на Niklas Boström – заявява певецът и китаристът MATT BELLAMY, основен автор на текста и музиката – защото смятаме, че нашата реалност е генерирана изкуствено, че всички ние „плуваме“ вътре в някакъв компютър. Живеем в сложни времена и желанието ни да се измъкнем от тях вероятно е естествено нещо. Говоря за неща като VR компютърни игри и живот във въображаем свят. Общата идея е, че може би вече живеем в симулация и не всички го знаем, че представляваме само съвкупност от кодове в необичайна съвкупност от симулирана среда.

По някакъв начин обаче нашето духовно и религиозно мислене вече казва това на децата ни и си мисля, че това може да бъде облекчаващо. Може да ни даде сила да поемем повече рискове; и да не приемаме живота толкова сериозно, ако започнем да мислим за това, че не всичко е толкова зле или че идва краят на света. Така ни хрумна идеята за бягството от настоящия момент и сивото ежедневие на нашия живот с излизането в някакъв виртуален свят или дори в различен момент от време.

Концепцията на албума се състои именно в тази идея за симулация и извеждане на себе си отвъд реалността и проникването ни в алтернативна вселена от друг вид. Това беше естетически избор, но предполагам, че можете да кажете, че е отчасти и политически. Ние живеем в сложни времена и искането да се измъкнем от тях вероятно е нещо естествено.

Всичко започна по времето, когато усилено се занимавах с VR игри и започнах да чета Niklas Boström и други автори за теорията на симулацията, откъдето е тази идея, че изчислителната мощ на компютрите един ден ще бъде достатъчно голяма, за да симулира цяла Вселена по начин, който би бил доста точен. Спомних си и за филмите с дистопия от 80-те години като „Aliens” („Пришълците“), “Terminator”, “Total Recall”, “Escape from New York” („Бягство от Ню Йорк“) или дори “Back to the Future” („Завръщане в бъдещето“), които показват бъдещото през ХХІ век. Интересно ми бе да се върна към това и как се почувствах, когато видях тези неща, в сравнение с това, къде всъщност сме днес и как има някои паралели, въпреки че не е задължително да изглеждат по същия начин, по който хората тогава предвиждаха как роботите превземат света.

В песента “ALGORITHM” от “SIMULATION THEORY” пея доста открито за идеята, че автоматизацията и роботиката, наред с изкуствения интелект започват да превземат живота ни. И мисля, че една от причините, поради които MUSE се вълнува от тази тема, преминаваща през доста от нашите албуми, е, че музикалната индустрия беше една от първите, които изпитаха автоматизацията. Идеята, която ни вълнува е, че да учиш за цигулар или пианист или нещо подобно, в крайна сметка в съвременната епоха е по-малко ценено от това да вземеш лаптоп, за да създаваш семпли или да генерираш някакви звуци. Наборът от човешки умения се заменя с компютри и вземане на семпли, а в нашата индустрия това започна отдавна. Вече не е шега от научната фантастика за нас да казваме, че изкуственият интелект някой ден може да ни вземе работата.

Иначе предизвикателствата са до голяма степен едни и същи, както когато започнахме през 1994 г. Изглежда, че на всеки две или три години светът става различно място, така че винаги сме се опитвали да правим рок, в който да има някакъв смисъл, или цел, или усещане за битие. Опитваме се да използваме новите технологични решения и инструменти, с които свирим заедно, за да създадем симбиоза, а не да противопоставяме миналото и настоящето. И тъй като технологията винаги се променя, политическият пейзаж също постоянно се променя, езикът, с който работим, също се налага да го променяме непрекъснато.

Определено се чувстваме по-самотни, отколкото преди. Имам усещането, че преди 15-20 години имахме толкова много връстници, които ни бяха съмишленици, имахме приятелски състезателен дух, нещо, което сега ни липсва. Но също така ни създава усещането, че правим нещо уместно – защото ние сме умираща порода, нали знаете?“ – завършва MATT BELLAMY.

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В предаването на 2.11.2019 г.: Muse и албумът „Теория на симулацията“

MUSE
SIMULATION THEORY
Date of Release: November 9th, 2018


SONGS/TRACKS:


1. Algorithm - 4:06
Arranged by [Strings Arranged by] – Matthew Bellamy
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered B] – Adam Hawkins
Mixed by – Rich Costey
Other [Shangri-La Assistants] – Colin Willard, Dylan Neustadter, Sam Grubbs
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman
Transcription by [Strings Transcribed by], Conductor [Strings Conducted by] – David Campbell

2. The Dark Side - 3:47
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins
Mixed by – Mark "Spike" Stent*
Mixed by [Mix Assisted by] – Michael Freeman
Other [Shangri-La Assistants] – Colin Willard, Dylan Neustadter, Sam Grubbs
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman

3. Pressure - 3:56
Arranged by [Brass Arranged by] – Matthew Bellamy
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered by], Mixed by – Adam Hawkins
Other [Shangri-La Assistants] – Colin Willard, Dylan Neustadter, Sam Grubbs
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman
Transcription By [Brass Transcribed by], Conductor [Brass Conducted By] – David Campbell

4. Propaganda - 3:01
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Martin Cooke, Nick Fournier*
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins, Tommaso Colliva
Mixed by – Mark "Spike" Sten*
Mixed by [Mix Assisted by] – Michael Freeman
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey, Team Timbo
Written-by [Additional Writing by] – Angel Lopez, Jose A. Velazquez*, Tim Mosley*

5. Break It to Me - 3:38
Engineer [Assisted by] – Martin Cooke, Nick Fournier*
Engineer [Engineered by], Mixed by – Rich Costey
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Jeremy Berman

6. Something Human - 3:47
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Tom Bailey, Tommaso Colliva
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Martin Cooke, Nick Fournier*, Phillip Broussard, Jr*, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins, Rich Costey
Mixed by – Mark "Spike" Stent*
Mixed by [Mix Assisted by] – Michael Freeman
Producer [Additional Production] – Noah Goldstein
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey

7. Thought Contagion - 3:26
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Martin Cooke, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins
Mixed by – Adam Hawkins
Other [Shangri-La Assistants] – Colin Willard, Dylan Neustadter, Sam Grubbs
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman

8. Get Up and Fight - 4:05
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Chaz Sexton
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins, Michael Ilbert
Mixed by – Michael Ilbert
Producer [Produced by] – Shellback
Programmed by [Programming], Keyboards [Keys] – Shellback
Technician [Technical Assistance] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Tove Lo
Written-by [Additional Writing by] – Shellback

9. Blockades - 3:51
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – John Prestiage*
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adrian Bushby
Mixed by – Adam Hawkins
Producer [Additional Production] – Sebastien Najano, Viranda Tantula
Producer [Produced by] – Mike Elizondo, Muse

10. Dig Down - 3:48
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Mike Elizondo
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Adrian Bushby
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Brent Arrowood, John Prestage, Laurence Anslow, Phillip Broussard, Jr*
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins
Mixed by – Mark "Spike" Stent*
Mixed by [Mix Assisted by] – Michael Freeman
Producer [Produced by] – Mike Elizondo, Muse

11. The Void - 4:45
Arranged by [Strings Arranged by] – Matthew Bellamy
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Aleks Von Korff, Rob Bisel, Tyler Beans
Engineer [Engineered by] – Adam Hawkins
Mixed by – Rich Costey
Other [Shangri-La Assistants] – Colin Willard, Dylan Neustadter, Sam Grubbs
Producer [Produced by] – Muse, Rich Costey
Technician [Tech Assistance by] – Chris Whitemyer, Jeremy Berman
Transcription by [Strings Transcribed By], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – David Campbell


©2018 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Globalist Industries LLP (PRS) and Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)


CREDITS:

MUSE:

Matt Bellamy – guitars, lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, string arrangements
Dominic Howard – drums, percussion
Chris Wolstenholme – bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards

Music by, Lyrics by – Matthew Bellamy

Art Direction – Jesse Lee Stout, Muse
Coordinator [Art Production Coordinator] – Keith Cathcart
Coordinator [Sterling Sound Mastering Coordinated by] – Tommaso Colliva
Design [Package Design] – Jesse Lee Stout, Muse
Illustration [Booklet Illustrations], Painting – Paul Shipper
Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Kyle Lambert
Layout – Alex Tenta
Mastered by – Randy Merrill
Performer [Performed by] – Muse
Photography by [Additional] – Patrick McPheron


Tracks 1, 5 & 11 mixed at Neon Lights, Santa Monica, CA.
Tracks 4, 6 & 10 mixed at The Mixsuite LA, CA.
Track 8 mixed at Hansa Mix Room, Berlin. Produced for MXM Productions.

© 2018 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Globalist Industries LLP (PRS) and Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp for US / Canada and Warner Chappell Music Limited for the rest of the world.
Except "Propoganda" and "Get Up And Fight"
"Propoganda" - Tim Mosley © 2018 Ole Red Cape Songs (ASCAP) / VB Rising Publishing (ASCAP) administered by Ole, Fede Vindver Publishing, Warner Chappell (SESAC)
Angel Lopez Bluestone Publishing
Jose A. Velazquez © 2018 Ole Red Cape Songs (ASCAP) / Jose A Velazquez Music (ASCAP)
"Get Up And Fight" - © 2018 MXM (Adm. by Kobalt) (ASCAP)

? 2018, Muse under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK Limited with the exception of track 10 2017, Muse under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK


LYRICS:

Algorithm

Burn like a slave
Churn like a cog
We are caged in simulations
Algorithms evolve
Push us aside and render us obsolete

This means war
With your creator
Reload
Crash out

This means war
With your creator

This means war
With your creator


The Dark Side

I have lived in darkness
For all my life, I ve been pursued
You d be afraid if you could feel my pain
And if you could see the things I am able to see

Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free

I hail from the dark side
For all my life, I ve been besieged
You d be scared living with my despair
And if you could feel the things, I am able to feel

Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free

Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free
Save me from the dark side
Break me out, break me out
Set me free


Pressure

I m trapped and my back s up against the wall
I see no solution or exit out
I m grinding it out, no one can see
The pressure s growing exponentially
I m trying to keep up to speed with you
Your lane changing is oscillating me
I m hitting the ground and I m sprinting
I m falling behind now I m tuning out

Pressure building
Pressure building
Pressure building

Don t push me
Don t push me
Let me get off the ground
To you I m no longer bound
Don t stop me, don t choke me
I need you out of my head
You got me close to the edge

I m feeling the pressure
I can t break out
No one can hear me scream and shout
Get out of my face, out of my mind
I see your corruption
I m not blind
I ll carry the burden and take the strain
And when I am done I will make you pay

Pressure building
Pressure building
Pressure building

Don t push me
Don t push me
Let me get off the ground
To you I m no longer bound
Don t curb me
Don t thwart me
I need you out of my head
You got me close to the edge

Pressure building
Pressure building

Don t push me
Don t push me
Let me get off the ground
To you I m no longer bound
Don t stop me
Don t block me
I need you out of my head
You got me close to the edge

Pressure building
Pressure building


Propaganda

Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda

Floozy
You got me trapped in your dark fantasy world
Don t you know you make me woozy?
You have me wrapped around your little finger
Baby, don t you know

You can t lose
You make me offers that I can t refuse
You keep telling pretty lies
You re tired with the truth
Only you re killing me with your

Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda

Cool chick
You ate my soul just like a death eater
I m the ocean you re an oil slick now
But I m choking on your thought pollution
Baby, don t you know

You can t lose
You make me offers that I can t refuse
You keep telling pretty lies
You re tired with the truth
Only you re killing me with your

Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda

You can t lose
You make me offers that I can t refuse
You keep telling pretty lies, babe
Baby, don t you know you can t lose?
You make me offers that I can t refuse, yeah
You keep telling pretty lies, babe
Don t you know that you just can t lose?
You make me offers that I can t refuse, yeah
You keep telling pretty lies
You play with truth
Only you re killing me with your
Propaganda


Break It to Me

(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)

Don t dress it up but don t beat around the bush
And don t cover it up but don t push it underground
And don t keep it inside and don t edit and redact
And no dumbing it down
And don’t fake it, just

(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)

And I can handle the truth
I can cope with whatever you re holding back
No need to sugar coat

I know how to mend
I can rise high above the ashes
I ll re-invent
I will re-emerge

(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)

Don t dress it up but don t beat around the bush
And don t cover it up but don t push it underground
And don t keep it inside and don t edit and redact
And no dumbing it down
And don’t fake it, just (break it to me)

(Break it to me)
(Just break it to me)

I know how to mend
I can rise high above the ashes
I ll re-invent
I will re-emerge

(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)

(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)
(Break it to me)


Something Human

My circuits have blown
I know it s self-imposed
And all I have shared, and all I have loved
Is all I ll ever own

But something has changed
I feel so alive
My life just blew up, I d give it all up
I ll depressurize

Aahh...
Ten thousand miles left on the road
Aahh...
Five hundred hours till I am home

I need something human, human
Human, human

Let s face all our fears
Come out of the shade
Let s burn all the money, absolve all the lies
And wake up unscathed

The big picture is gone
Replaced with visions of you
Now life can begin, I ve cleansed all my sins
I m about to break through

Aahh...
Five thousand miles left on the road
Aahh...
Two hundred hours till I am home

I need something human, human
Human, human
And I need the touch
And something human, human, human

Aahh...
Less than a mile left on the road
Aahh...
I will be crawling through your door

I need something human, human
Human, human
And I need your love
And something human, human


Thought Contagion

Strung out falling from the big time
Welcome to the infinite black skies
Brain clans fractured identity
Fragments and scattered debris

Thought contagion
Thought contagion

Fall down long winds are counted out
Prop me up before I black out
Withdraw before you re out of time
A clean slate and buried war crimes

You ve been bitten by a true believer
You ve been bitten by someone who s hungrier than you
You ve been bitten by a true believer
You ve been bitten by someone s false beliefs

Thought contagion
Thought contagion

They ll never do what you want them to
Give it up and watch them break through
It s too late for a revolution
Brace for the final solution

Thought contagion
Thought contagion

You ve been bit by a true believer
You ve been bit by someone who s hungrier then you
You ve been bit by a true believer
You ve been bitten by someone s false beliefs

Thought contagion
Thought contagion
Strung out falling from the big time
Welcome to the infinite black skies
It s too late for a revolution
Brace for the final solution


Get Up and Fight

What we have s the only thing worth fighting for
And I, I won t let nothing keep us apart
Through these fallouts there is
A truth and pain but through it all
You will always have my heart

I see a change on the horizon
Reasons to be frightened
I know that we can pull through
I am here to tell you

Get up and fight
Get up and fight
I can t do this thing without you
I m lost in this without you
Get up and fight
We ve gotta get up and fight
I can t handle this without you
Can t do it without you

In our heads, a million voices scream and shout
And no one will ever hear a sound
Oh, only you can hush it
And calm the turmoil and the noise
And help me reach the higher ground

I see a change on the horizon
Reasons to be frightened
There s nothing we can t get through
I am here to tell you

To get up and fight
Get up and fight
I can t do this thing without you
I m lost in this without you
Get up and fight
We ve gotta get up and fight
I can t handle this without you
Can t do it without you

Get up and fight
Get up and fight
I can t do it without you

Get up and fight
Get up and fight
I can t do this thing without you
I m lost in this without you
Get up and fight
We ve gotta get up and fight
I can t handle this without you
Can t do it without you

I can t survive without your love in my life
You ve gotta get up and fight


Blockades

The truth is like when I am killing in order to survive
I have never felt so alive
I am always seeking to live and die on the edge
Life is a broken simulation I m unable to feel
I m searching for something that s real
I am always seeking to see what s behind the veil

Trapped in a maze of unseen walls
These blockades must fall

Crush, crush
Where s the rush?
Seize, fight for your life
Smash, test
Beat the best
And fight for your life
Leave me inside now

I never sleep or rest
But I m still running out of time
I have sacrificed all of my life
The time has come to
To prove to you what I m worth

Trapped in a maze of endless walls
These blockades must fall

Crush, crush
Where s the rush?
Seize, fight for your life
Smash, test
Beat the best
Fight for your life
Leave me inside now

Crush, crush
Where is the rush?
Seize, fight for your life
Smash, test
Beat the best
Fight for your life
Leave me inside now


Dig Down

When hope and love has been lost
And you fall to the ground
You must find a way
When the darkness descends
And you re told it s the end
You must find a way
When God decides to look the other way
And a clown takes the throne
We must find a way
Face the firing squad
Against all the odds
You will find a way

Dig down
Dig down
Dig down
And find faith
When you re close to the edge
With a gun to your head
You must find a way

When friends are thin on the ground
And they try to divide us
We must find a way
We have entered the fray
And we will not obey
We must find a way
Yeah

Dig down
Dig down
Dig down
And find faith
When they ve left you for dead (dig down)
And you can only see red (dig down)
You must find a way

Dig down
Dig down
Dig down
Find faith
We won t let them divide (dig down)
We will never abide (dig down)
We will find a way

Dig down
Dig down
Dig down
Faith
Dig down
Dig down
Faith


The Void

They ll say, no one can see us
That we re estranged and all alone
They believe nothing can reach us
And pull us out of the boundless gloom

They re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong
Yeah, baby, they re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong

They ll say the sun is dying
And the fragile can t be saved
And the cold, it will devour us
And we won t rise up and slay giants

They re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong
Yeah, baby, they re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong

It takes a leap of faith
To awake from these delusions
You are the coder and avatar
A star

They ll say, no one will find us
That we re estranged and all alone
They believe nothing can reach us
And pull us out of the boundless gloom

They re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong
Babe, they re wrong
They re wrong
They re wrong


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