Re: How To Live In A Simulation

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 12:30:12 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> >
> > Sim-ed universes exist for some
> > reason be it scientific exploration, a need for entertainment, or a desire
> > for company, etc. If the creator of those universes exhausts their usefullness,
> > I believe they have every right to fold them up and reallocate the resources
> > to something else.
> Aha! *You* must be the simulation! Robert Bradbury, a Transition
> celebrity who believed that simulated beings have no rights - one of the
> most popular lives to relive, since it's one of the few personalities that
> will consent to being simulated and agreeably fold up at the end of the
> simulation. In fact, I understand that you're the template material most
> often used for 24-hour boyfriends. So the next time you're on a date,
> just remember that you'll almost certainly blink out of existence when
> it's over.
> I guess that explains why you're you, and not some starving Third World
> urchin - Robert Bradbury is actually one of the most ubiquitous sentiences
> in the Universe. In fact, we're all just appropriately modified versions
> of Robert Bradbury - this whole simulation is peopled with them.

Hey hey, don't try to redirect the focus of attention Eli, we all KNOW
that we are all YOU.

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