[extropy-chat] Are ancestor simulations immoral?

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 02:44:41 UTC 2006

On 6/1/06, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:

> Dunno.  If it was an ancestor simulation it might not be set up to run up
> to Singularity at all.  This might be one of the countless ways to fail
> simulations.

Of course, one could argue that the simulated worlds are isomorphic to
"real" worlds so if the off switch were pressed, our threads of
consciousness would necessarily continue forward anyway...

But all of this stuff is starting to strike me as an angels-dancing-on-a-pin
> waste of energy we could be using in an attempt to insure Singularity.

...but yes, I agree.
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