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Aug 15, 2007

You’re living in a computer simulation

posted at 13:31 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Back from vacation in Ohio (‘twas lovely), not much happening art-wise, thought I’d post this (in case you missed it in the NYT):

Check it out: Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch
Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims. Skip to next paragraph Viktor Koen

But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation.
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