[ExI] Simulations and Fixed Points

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 14:25:11 UTC 2018

My issue with living in a simulation is more on the personal end.

Assuming it is run by something like a computer, with software and other
such things, then we sort of exist in a predicament.

What if we get turned off/rebooted?
What if there is a glitch/bug?
What if there is a "hot" software update? Possibly all of the laws of
physics as we know them could suddenly change, etc...

And, if reality is a simulation, then doesn't that mean "magic" and
"afterlife" actually could be real? After all, it's just software, so if
you think something hard enough, that could be part of the program, etc.

The whole thing feels like an intellectual pandora's box to me.

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 8:52 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:15 AM, Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com>
> wrote:
> >
>> *What this implies for the simulation argument is that if we live in a
>> simulation that is a scale model of some larger reality, then there has to
>> be some unique event that happens at the exact same time and place in both
>> the simulated and base realities.I wonder what such an event would look
>> like to us?*
> Perhaps it would look like a non-computable function. Only the first 4
> Busy Beaver numbers have been found and Scott Aaronson proved that the
> 7918th Busy Beaver number is not computable even in principle. Nobody knows
> what the smallest non-computable Busy Beaver number is, it might be as low
> as Busy Beaver #5, but whatever that number is it will be the same in our
> world and the mega-world that is simulating us.
>  John K Clark
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