Re: How To Live In A Simulation

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 00:56:38 MST wrote:
> Several people have suggested that our world is indistinguishable from a
> simulation. I disagree. One universal characteristics of simulations is
> that they simplify. If you look at any aspect in enough detail (usually not
> closely at all) it's simple. This is stunningly different from the real
> world, in which the closer you look the more complex it gets.

Our current simulations simplify. There is no reason to believe that a
more advanced technology would not simplify less. There is even less
reason to believe that what looks like the point of simplification to
the creators of the simulation would look simple to the creatures within
the simulation. As that might be where that outside the simulation is
more accessible it might well look quite complex, random and contrary to
all reason to the creatures within it. Sound familiar?

- samantha

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