[ExI] The Simulators and the Theoreticians (was: [Ethics] Better Never to Have Been)

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 07:04:03 UTC 2007

On Saturday 08 December 2007, Amara Graps wrote:
> Simulations have always attracted me, because, with those, I am a
> goddess of my own universe.

I am reminded of:
> And it was Maralah who had tried to infect Ai and Pure Mind with
> various ohrworms and informational viruses that would cark their
> master programs and drive them mad. Maralah was the first god to
> discover how vulnerable artificial intelligence is to surrealities, 
> those almost infinitely detailed simulations of reality that can 
> wholly take over a computer's neurologics and cause the most powerful 
> of gods to confuse the illusory for what is real. But it was the 
> Silicon God himself who had refined this weapon. In a way almost 
> impossible for Danlo to understand, the Silicon God had forged 
> mysterious philosophical and psychic weapons, terrible weapons of 
> consciousness that threatened the sanity of the galaxy, perhaps even 
> the universe itself. Danlo immediately dreaded this ancient god who 
> would destroy the minds of all others.            

s/was the first god/was the first goddess/

- Bryan

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