Re: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 02:41:16 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> 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.

Isn't there a bit of a problem there? We have these theories
about how universe[s] come to be. If we encounter critical
parameters necessary for us to be which are therefore required
of this universe and those theories do not adequately explain or
tend to then either we are a very lucky and even more unlikely
fling of the dice or we exist in a designed universe (sim). The
argument and possibility does not go way by just using those two

- samantha

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