Though the hypothesis that we’re all living in a giant simulation is an ancient one, bandied about in one for or another by philosophers from Plato to Descartes, it has gained traction in recent years, thanks to the computer age. As more and more of the population has become used to the ways of video games, they’ve started to notice freaky video-game style “glitches,” like people moving in eerie unison, objects freezing, colors shifting, and unexpected duplicates.
The affectionate term for occasions such as this is “a glitch in the Matrix” after the series of films in which humanity is, indeed, living inside a simulation. This woman’s glitch involves thrift store shopping, and a camera that should not hold the photos it does.
In the video, the woman claims that she bought a camera at a thrift store and found a memory card inside that contained photos of her own father, who lives several states away.
Weird. And if that wasn’t enough to send chills up your spine, the comments section is filled with people who had their own “glitch in the Matrix” events. One person claims that they put a pair of shoes in the wash, and two shoes came out. Another had the same “duplicate” experience with a makeup palette.
Many others had incidents similar to the original video, where they found pictures of their family members in old used books, or a license belonging to their father under machinery at a laundromat.
What’s going on here? A world riddled with coincidences, or some super buggy universe software?