Another possible prediction is that prayer could be more likely to
work, if we are in a simulation. It would mean that God does exist, or
someone who largely possesses the traditional properties of omniscience,
omnipotence and omnipresence. And we might assume that this God
(i.e. the entity running the simulation), being human or a descendant,
shares some of our psychology, and might therefore be motivated to aid
or assist someone who appeals to him for help.
Perhaps a new religion could be built around the concept that we live in
such a world, and that by appealing to the God which runs the simulation
we can be uploaded from our mortal existence, a technological Rapture.
Who knows, it might even work.
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