In a message dated 3/18/01 12:00:15 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Our current simulations simplify. There is no reason to believe that a
>more advanced technology would not simplify less. There is even less
>reason to believe that what looks like the point of simplification to
>the creators of the simulation would look simple to the creatures within
>the simulation. As that might be where that outside the simulation is
>more accessible it might well look quite complex, random and contrary to
>all reason to the creatures within it. Sound familiar?
Yes, but not in the way you want. Simplify less, perhaps; but you will
still have a bottom level, the kind of thing we don't see. I think the
appeal to unimaginably powerful beings with mysterious motivations
and an intense need to hide from humanity sounds like certain
religious apologia. Why 10^27 supercomputers to sim me? Why
sim a huge universe when our galaxy would be more than adequate?
If the entire universe has been simmed but some super-universe
creatures as an experiment, they are not our descendants. Also,
they're simming the whole shebang and not us; we're just an
epiphenomenom and our actions won't make them turn it off.
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