Re: Programmed Ignorance, Uploading & Speed Limits
Mon, 23 Dec 1996 23:42:57 -0500

In a message dated 96-12-23 06:52:53 EST, Chirs Hind writes:

<< Hey, I just thought of something! Maybe the
life I'm currently living is just a uploaded environment I've created and
have switched on my Programmed Ignorance switch to enjoy and experience it.
Perhaps when we die, we're just exiting the program. >>

This sounds similar to a popular idea in mysticism. That is: we are really
immortal beings coming down to earth for the period of a life time to gain
understanding of the universe.
The answer to both propositions is the same: with no possibility of assurance
it matters not at all.

Dan Hook