David Nyman wrote:
> Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>>Perhaps it says something about the nature of the simulation's creators,
>>but I don't see that it says anything about the probability that we are
>>living in one.
> Do you mean that if we are living in one, then the moral standards of
> its creators are reprehensible (to our way of thinking) or at least
> opaque?  

But the hypothesis that the creators are like us is part of the 
justification for supposing they would run simulations of intelligent 
beings.  If you then argue that their motivations and ethics might be alien 
to us, you've discarded any reason for supposing they would simulate us.

Brent Meeker

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