>On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, G.P. wrote:
> > The logic as I understand it is: if humanity will develop and exploit
> > the resources to run simulations containing conscious humans, then the
> > number of conscious humans living in simulations is a very high
> > fraction of the total number of conscious humans. Consequently the
> > probability that I live in a simulation is high.
>Two words: anthropic effect. This why probability arguments are not valid.
That's a little too quick for me. Would you spell out your objection?
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