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11-10-2013, 01:20 PM
There is no spoon.....
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012...simulation

This made me chuckle Smile

Thoughts?
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11-10-2013, 02:40 PM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2013 02:43 PM by Heywood Jahblome.)
RE: There is no spoon.....
The universe appears designed to me so I have never ruled out such explanations.

Simulation Hypothesis

Quote:In its current form, the Simulation Argument began in 2003 with the publication of a paper by Nick Bostrom.[1] Bostrom considers that the argument goes beyond skepticism, claiming that "...we have interesting empirical reasons to believe that a certain disjunctive claim about the world is true", one of the disjunctive propositions being that we are almost certainly living in a simulation.[2] Bostrom and other writers postulate there are empirical reasons why the 'Simulation Hypothesis' might be valid.[1][3] Bostrom's trilemma is formulated in temporal logic as follows:[4]

"A technologically mature "posthuman" civilization would have enormous computing power. Based on this empirical fact, the simulation argument shows that at least one of the following propositions is true:
The fraction of human-level civilizations that reach a posthuman stage is very close to zero;
The fraction of posthuman civilizations that are interested in running ancestor-simulations is very close to zero;
The fraction of all people with our kind of experiences that are living in a simulation is very close to one.
If (1) is true, then we will almost certainly go extinct before reaching posthumanity. If (2) is true, then there must be a strong convergence among the courses of advanced civilizations so that virtually none contains any relatively wealthy individuals who desire to run ancestor-simulations and are free to do so. If (3) is true, then we almost certainly live in a simulation. In the dark forest of our current ignorance, it seems sensible to apportion one’s credence roughly evenly between (1), (2), and (3).
Unless we are now living in a simulation, our descendants will almost certainly never run an ancestor-simulation."

Basically if simulations of this order are possible, it becomes likely that any given being will be a simulant.
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