Re: How To Live In A Simulation

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 10:46:06 MST

Robin Hanson <> wrote:
> How To Live In A Simulation

That *might* be useful if you (a) *know* that you're living in a simulation,
and (b) are able to discern somehow the reason that the simulation is being

In "reality", you're highly unlikely to know either of these, and making
assumptions about *reality* is not likely to be effective.

Our reality might be the equivalent, to the entities running the simulation,
of a game of Life (the 2-d cellular automata), a run of The Sims, a major
research initiative, or something else we couldn't even comprehend.


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