[ExI] Simulation

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Fri Jun 18 19:26:55 UTC 2010

--- On Fri, 6/18/10, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:
> Such constructs might prove amusing, or even useful and
> illuminating,
> but how could they ever take the place of the essential
> reality that
> they represent? ..."

Someone needs to reread Descartes' seminal work on how,
exactly, this can happen - and in theory could be
happening today.  (Granted, his work is more well known
for proving that it is impossible to logically prove or
disprove this condition.  It's also couched in more
mystical than technological speak - not surprising,
given when it was written.  That aside, it does show
how this could happen.)

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