[ExI] The second step towards immortality

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Tue Jan 7 18:18:33 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-07 17:31, spike wrote:
> >...I helped write a routine that had sims thinking they were outside the 
> sim controlling the sim. It was pretty hilarious. You should have seen 
> one guy who took a nickname from one of Broderick's books who got all 
> uppity thinking he was pulling pranks on sims when he was in fact a 
> sim himself. He's a great figure of fun. Dr. Mark Walker
> HA! Little do YOU know, Dr. Walker!  In fact YOU are the sim who 
> thought you wrote the sim to pull a gag on the sim (me) who thought I 
> was writing the sim to screw with Martin's "mind."  I WROTE you, pal.  
> I wrote you to "think" you wrote me.  We are out here watching you 
> "think" about this right now, yukking it up and having a big real life 
> party, watching you get all uppity thinking you wrote us.  "Think" 
> about it.
Ha! Zach has outed you all: 

In fact, SMBC has a remarkable number of simulation argument strips
Almost as if he was trying to say something...

(Now back to simulating banks collapsing. I like simulations with no 
link whatsoever to reality. A bit like abstract art...)

Dr Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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