Does Quantum Physics really suggests this universe as a computer simulation?
I know the title sounds far-fetched, but the idea was first brought to my attention by a comment by Prof. Jim Gates of the University of Maryland during the 2011 Issac Asimov Memorial Debate.
Google lead me to this essay which seems to argue that the universe/reality shares many analogues to how a modern Turing machine (a computer) does what we perceive it to do. It doesn't come out and state that The Matrix ought to be reclassified as a documentary, but it leaves that possibility open.
Not being a physicist, I'm wondering just how much water these ideas might hold. Is this an avenue that we really ought to explore or are these scientists abusing an (apparently uncanny) analogy?