[extropy-chat] Be[ing] or Not Be[ing]

Samantha Atkins samantha at objectent.com
Thu Apr 15 08:23:08 UTC 2004

My personal favorite is that we caught in a loop of the first SAI 
continuously simulating various variations of its own becoming and 
incorporating the results.   The great SAI snake has its tail in its 
mouth, chewing away.


On Apr 14, 2004, at 3:45 AM, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Johnius wrote:
>> 	One episode seemed to have 12-15 different 'scientists',
>> 	all of whom were doing everything in their power to refute
>> 	non-theistic science. [snip]
> One way to deal with this is to pose the question "What if we
> are in a simulation?"  The Matrix series makes it much easier
> to pose this and papers & comments by Nick Bostrom and Robert
> Freitas provide reasonable academic background that may support
> that concept.  If we *are* in a simulation you can force the
> theists back into the position that "yes" we are in a
> manufactured universe -- but it is one created as either
> a scientific experiment or a playtoy.  Probably will not
> make most people operating on pure "faith" very happy.
> Robert
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