Re: How To Live In A Simulation

Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 18:55:59 MST

In a message dated 3/17/01 2:09:43 PM, writes:

>Me too, the question is does magic exist? In a chapter in his book
>"The Physics of Immortality" Frank Tipler gave a fairly plausible rough
>outline of how the universe might be able to perform an infinite
>(not just very large) number of calculations.
>It's true that since the book was written evidence has suggested that
>we don't live in the sort of universe that Tipler thought we did,

I have some other concerns about Tipler's model, but what you mention
was my primary concern. We face a Dysonian end-game, not a Tiplerian
one, and our successors will face distinctly limited resources.

> >some people on this thread were proposing future SI's would sim us.

>What's wrong with that?

First, they aren't going to have resources to do what we're in. Second,
they'll never really know what we were due to complexity, uncertainty,
and the veil of relativity (they can never see any photon we emit and
so can't back-calculate its consequences)

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