RE: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 04:04:35 MST

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Emlyn O'regan wrote:

> I don't think this impacts on Nick's arguments at all. Nowhere does he

Somewhat sheepishly, I have to admit that I don't know what Nick is
talking about. I presume it's this paper here?

I just replied to a comment which gave the impression that it was
criticizing the anthropic argument not being accounted for.

> rely on any probability of intelligence arising based on observations
> of humanity and our relation to the natural universe. He merely
> depends on the fact that we do exist, irrespective of how, and that we
> can, or we think we can, do certain things (like do strong AI).


> In fact, one of the most interesting things about his paper is the
> complete avoidance of territory covered by the anthropic principle.

Very interesting, if true.

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