[ExI] Are we children in an !!educational!! virtual reality?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Mar 9 12:22:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 01:02:20PM +0100, Carsten Zander wrote:
> Are we "children"?
> "The people of the future have decided not to put their descendents  
> directly into this infinitely diverse future world, but instead let  
> their children grow up in a somewhat less complex, yet instructive and  
> problem-oriented world."

Apart from the classical objection (how do you falsify this?),
the physical reality has not to be too distinct from virtual
reality (orelse there's no point in having a useless sandbox
around) which instantly runs into huge problems in how we understand
simulation complexity.

It's a really weak idea.

> Full text:
> http://www.exometa.com/vr.htm

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