Re: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 03:30:05 MST

On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, G.P. wrote:

> The logic as I understand it is: if humanity will develop and exploit
> the resources to run simulations containing conscious humans, then the
> number of conscious humans living in simulations is a very high
> fraction of the total number of conscious humans. Consequently the
> probability that I live in a simulation is high.

Two words: anthropic effect. This why probability arguments are not valid.

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