AP, Dateline: Saturday, April 1. Seattle Washington
Computer Scientists Discover a New Realm of Information, An Alternate Reality
In a news release today from the University of Washington, the Institute of Technology located on the Tacoma, Wa. campus, announced the discovery of a previously unknown realm of reality, as described in the release, in which the laws of physics and psychology do not work exactly the same as they do in the realm we generally experience. Computer scientists at the Institute were working on a new method for creating virtual reality experiences when they discovered things going on in the computer that they had not programmed in. They immediately started analyzing the 'reality' to find out what was happening.
Almost immediately they ran across news articles from organizations that resembled real ones, like the New York Times (but named the New Wark Times). One particularly interesting article carried the story about how the FBI had determined that president Donald Drumpf's phones in Drumpf Towers were, indeed tapped by the prior administration.
Graduate student, Hugo Sewing, told the AP that he was assigned to go into this non-virtual, but different reality using the new interface that had been developed there at the UWT Institute. Once inside he discovered a world completely similar to the Matrix (of movie fame) where things in general seemed fairly normal but the news stories that had been deemed fake news in the real world (our world) were being reported as facts by the media in this alternate reality.
Lead researcher on the project, Professor Carry-Ann Lichen, explained that they found this alternate reality had been encountered through the new virtual reality equipment opening a portal into another dimension. She did not explain how. But a part of her description included a device that resembled a cell phone. Mr. Sewing, while inside this alternate 'matrix' had arranged to have news feeds from inside tweeted to our reality so that he and others on the research team could monitor the news going on there.
Some scientists are now speculating that some of those tweets may have gotten to a wider audience. In particular there is now speculation that somehow president Donald Trump's Twitter account became a recipient which might explain where he is getting his information. It would help explain why it seems like he exists in an alternate reality.
The research team at UWT did not comment on that possibility. However one member of the team, who asked not to be identified by name, suggested that president Trump's account might have already been tapped into the alternate reality where what we in this world call fake news is real news. More research will be needed to fully understand this phenomenon. Meanwhile the White House declined to comment on the story.