Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 11:36 PM 7/12/01 -0400, Eliezer wrote:
> >Nobody's found any actual
> >flaws in the Matrix yet.
> No, the most you can say is that you don't take seriously the claims of
> those who do report finding flaws in the Matrix.
True. The number of such reports, and their quality, is consistent with
the number and quality of reports I would expect human silliness to
generate in a true-physical world. Of course, this is a post-facto
judgement, but even so.
Also, a report of psychic powers is not necessarily evidence of the Matrix
Hypothesis even if confirmed. Why would this be desirable to the creators
of a simulation? Is that hypothesis more intrinsically probable than the
probability of some hole in our scientific knowledge coughing up psychic
powers? Yes, come to think of it. Never mind.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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