[ExI] Time travel in simulations

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 15:56:09 UTC 2019

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 1:17 AM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> *"if our universe has been created by an advanced civilization for
> research purposes, then it is reasonable to assume that it is crucial to
> the researchers that we don’t find out that we’re in a simulation. If we
> were to prove that we live inside a simulation, this could cause our
> creators to terminate the simulation — to destroy our world."*
> Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Let’s Not Find Out
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation-lets-not-find-out.html>

Pascal's Wager much?  We could just as easily be in an incubator sim where
the creators are waiting for us to collectively become clever enough to
prove that we are in a sim, with rewards of some kind once that is done -
perhaps a next-level sim where we are granted abilities that much less
clever folk could not figure out how to use properly.
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