Re: How To Live In A Simulation

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 16:41:03 MST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> >
> > Reliberion's Prince of Darkness (aka Eliezer wrote):
> ...why?

Because you are corrupting people into creating a god rather than
working on allowing us to become them... :-) Mind you, I will
admit that it may be a very good strategy, but I haven't convinced
myself of that yet.

> because a pure vanilla Buffy wouldn't consent to being stuck in
> her horrible world...

I suspect if you took a survey of teen-age girls in the 10-15
year age group, that *lots* of them would vote "yes" to trading
places with Buffy...

> You own and control your own computronium, but you control it through the
> Sysop API, and trying to violate citizenship rights will result in an API
> error. If we're in a sim with no citizenship rights, then we are so
> totally, utterly screwed that there is really very little that I can think
> of to do about it.
Wait until Extro5, then we all go out for a drink to find a way
out of the maze.


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