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Living in a sim...
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(February 8, 2021 at 11:49 am)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: Much like the astral plane, the supernatural,
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.....right there is where we board the crazytown express, as far as a credible idea.  If sim theory is equivalent to astral planes or the supernatural - then it fails one of it's own criteria.  It's contended to be a natural explanation derived from observational data.
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(February 8, 2021 at 12:38 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Take the red one already.......

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You're not fooling anybody! Those are a Hot Tamale and a tropical Mike and Ike!
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#13
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I have read this thread title multiple times now as "Living in sin".
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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(February 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote:
(February 8, 2021 at 11:49 am)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: Much like the astral plane, the supernatural,
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.....right there is where we board the crazytown express, as far as a credible idea.  If sim theory is equivalent to astral planes or the supernatural - then it fails one of it's own criteria.  It's contended to be a natural explanation derived from observational data.

You neglected essential oils man! That is the real shit of the bat!
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(February 8, 2021 at 8:22 am)░I░G░N░O░R░A░M░U░S ░ Wrote: Anyway, in this doco, there was Electric Jesus (Elon Musk) saying basically (murphy's Law) that with computational power increasing exponentially, the odds of us living in the "base" reality is 1 billion to one.

Musk is both very smart, and an idiot.  He jumps on ideas and lends them far too much credibility.  The idea of ancestor simulations has many flaws.
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(February 8, 2021 at 5:40 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote:
(February 8, 2021 at 8:22 am)░I░G░N░O░R░A░M░U░S ░ Wrote: Anyway, in this doco, there was Electric Jesus (Elon Musk) saying basically (murphy's Law) that with computational power increasing exponentially, the odds of us living in the "base" reality is 1 billion to one.

Musk is both very smart, and an idiot.  He jumps on ideas and lends them far too much credibility.  The idea of ancestor simulations has many flaws.

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(February 8, 2021 at 10:11 am)Sal Wrote: Who cares? We wouldn't notice if we were in a simulation anyways; what test are you gonna do to test for simulation?

This is where I'm at on it also. How do you make a test or experiment for such a thing?

Without the proof, what would being in a simulation change about our reality and interaction with it? It's just a silly daydream.

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Even if we conclusively prove we are in a sim, it still won't change anything, other than snowflakes and loonies going around killing because there's no extra life in heaven.

I would argue that all we have is our consciousness. And the qualia of that is the same irrespective. So the difference is theoretical at best.
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(February 8, 2021 at 10:11 am)Sal Wrote: Who cares? We wouldn't notice if we were in a simulation anyways; what test are you gonna do to test for simulation?

Some argue that the granularity of reality (things being broken into quanta) is evidence that we're living in a sim.
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