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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    If this a simulation there is nothing I can do about it, no worries.

    If this is not a simulation there is nothing I can do about it, no worries.

    Go with the flow bro.
    Right, it's goofy.

    How would you ever learn that its a simulation if everything is perfectly simulated, as claimed? So you can't know if its a simulation and you cannot know if it isn't a simulation. So pursuing knowledge about whether it is a simulation is the dumbest thing you can do. The simulation salesmen are just like god salesmen.

    Come to think of it, pursuing any knowledge at all is just as dopey because its all a dog and pony simulation. Bread and circus, bread and circus, bread and circus forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G.G. Moogly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    If this a simulation there is nothing I can do about it, no worries.

    If this is not a simulation there is nothing I can do about it, no worries.

    Go with the flow bro.
    Right, it's goofy.

    How would you ever learn that its a simulation if everything is perfectly simulated, as claimed? So you can't know if its a simulation and you cannot know if it isn't a simulation. So pursuing knowledge about whether it is a simulation is the dumbest thing you can do. The simulation salesmen are just like god salesmen.

    Come to think of it, pursuing any knowledge at all is just as dopey because its all a dog and pony simulation. Bread and circus, bread and circus, bread and circus forever.

    I am thinking this kind of mew age mysticism is just a spin on the old stuff both religious and philosophical. A reframing of an old question.

    Why am I here and what is my purpose?. Is my life predetermined? And so on.

    Simulation is just a code word for god or guiding spirit. Another metaphor for reality and a way to explain reality.

    The infinite capacity of human imagination.

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    About a different kind of simulation:

    3:59
    today I want to talk about the idea that it's our experience of the universe that is simulated.
    That we are simulated minds in a virtual universe
    that has just enough detail to convince us of its reality

    4:22
    Bostrom argues that in the future, it will be possible to simulate the action of all the neurons of the human brain
    and to simulate the sensory input to that brain with enough fidelity to convince the simulation that it's a real person.

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    The hypothesis is unfalsifiable.
    Bostrom himself points out that upon being found out by one of its resident minds
    the simulation can be instantly edited or rewound.
    In fact this editability is a necessity.
    These simulations can only cover a tiny fraction of the universe so they are prone to inconsistencies.
    It's far more computationally economical to edit out the discovery of these inconsistencies
    Than it is to simulate enough of the universe so that inconsistencies don't happen.

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    Thanks, ex. I watched that video sometime back. Pretty fascinating.

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