There is a difference between a posthuman running a
simulation and theology. God is omnipotent, all
knowing, etc while a posthuman is not.
--- email@example.com wrote:
> 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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