[ExI] simulation as an improvement over reality

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 22:33:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Adrian Tymes  wrote:
> Why so?  Why ever seek an end?  Unless you mean, blinking out
> of what the outside can perceive.
> Sure it can.  Spit out output that might take the outside a thousand
> years to read in its entirety - but the outside can immediately grasp
> that there is output.

Think about it.
You have uploads living at a speed many many times faster than humans.
So much so that every lifetime (virtual 100 years) if the uploaded
mind bothers to look out at the real world, the human standing there
hasn't moved. You can't communicate with a statue.
So you go your own way and leave the statues alone.

The uploads are manipulating a virtual reality (of some form). The
wait to manipulate the real world would be too long. So in their
virtual world they can do whatever takes their fancy. Fight dragons,
explore designed worlds, talk to invented aliens, etc. After a
thousand lifetimes, who knows what they will be like or what they will
be interested in.

My speculation was that after a thousand lifetimes they might run out
of interesting things to do and just switch off. If they did, then
that would appear to happen very quickly to the statues outside.


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