<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I think "we simulate what we are living in" according to the little we know.
> Such 'simulation' - 'simplification' - 'modeling' - 'metaphorizing' - or
> weven
> 'harrypotterizing' things we think does not change the "unknown/unknowable"
> we live in. We just think "and therefore we think we are.

John

I'm encouraged by the above to ask if you have any views deriving from
this vis-a-vis the 'first person prime' thread?

David

> Nick (and List):
> just a short remark to the very first words of your post below (mostly
> erased):
> >
> > If we are living in a simulation .....<
> I think this is the usual pretension (not only on this list).
> I think "we simulate what we are living in" according to the little we know.
> Such 'simulation' - 'simplification' - 'modeling' - 'metaphorizing' - or
> weven
> 'harrypotterizing' things we think does not change the "unknown/unknowable"
> we live in. We just think "and therefore we think we are.
>
> Most ignorantly and commonsensically yours
>
> John M
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Prince" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 5:05 PM
> Subject: RE: The moral dimension of simulation
>
>
> > If we are living in a simulation (and I believe the matrix hypothesis is a
> > real possibility) and if we are all just software constructs then the
> > architect has some options available to it.
> SNIP


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