Slashdot - The Computational Requirements for the Matrix

From: Max M (
Date: Sun Jun 01 2003 - 03:02:21 MDT

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    "Nick Bostrom discusses the computational requirements needed to
    simulate human existence. He offers a proof based on the anthropic
    principle, that you are almost certainly a computer simulation and not
    "real". The idea is that given that humans don't go extinct in
    geologically short time then eventually computer capability will allow
    complete simulation of the human cortex. Consequently, there must be far
    more simulations running in future millennia than seconds since you were
    born. Thus its astronomically more likely you are a simulation than real ...

    hilsen/regards Max M Rasmussen, Denmark
    Fremtiden, videnskab, skeptiscisme og transhumanisme

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